Mostly things that interest me

I created a super simple SQS to HTTP worker in node.js queue for PHP

I created a super simple SQS to HTTP worker in node.js queue for PHP

Node.js SQS to HTTP worker/daemon/background process Welcome to this silly little utility program. It provides an intermediary link between an SQS message queue and a backend HTTP system. It is very simple. All you do is push a message to an SQS queue and this program will receive it and forward it to an HTTPRead more about I created a super simple SQS to HTTP worker in node.js queue for PHP[…]

I created a super simple SQS to FastCGI broker for a worker queue in PHP

I created a super simple SQS to FastCGI broker for a worker queue in PHP

Node.js SQS to FastCGI worker/daemon/background process Welcome to this silly little utility program. It provides an intermediary link between an SQS message queue and a backend FastCGI system. It is very simple. All you do is push a message to an SQS queue and this program will receive it and forward it to a FastCGIRead more about I created a super simple SQS to FastCGI broker for a worker queue in PHP[…]

Really slow git on Windows (aka Windows Antimalware service executable is making it slow)

Really slow git on Windows (aka Windows Antimalware service executable is making it slow)

I was trying to do a git pull from GitHub this morning from the windows CLI (actually, Cygwin xterm) and it was horribly slow.  Most of the time I just CTRL-C out of it and go to PhpStorm and work from their git integration, but I had to do something weird and decided to look into it.Read more about Really slow git on Windows (aka Windows Antimalware service executable is making it slow)[…]

Running Selenium server as a CentOS systemd service

Running Selenium server as a CentOS systemd service

… is very easy to do. You need two things.  1) Xvfb for the virtual screen, 2) systemd.  (And the Selenium Server binary, of course) First Xvfb 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 [Unit] Description=X Virtual Frame Buffer Service After=network.target   [Service] Type=simple User=magiumlib ExecStart=/usr/bin/Xvfb :99 -screen 0 1024x768x24   [Install]Read more about Running Selenium server as a CentOS systemd service[…]

Shutting down Magium (and (eventually) looking for a new awesome company to work for)

Shutting down Magium (and (eventually) looking for a new awesome company to work for)

If you don’t know what Magium is, it is a Selenium based testing framework for Magento and other platforms that makes it much, MUCH, easier to test those applications.  I’ve been working on it since December and it is now 7 months out.  7 months of very little income (thank you to MagentoU for having me doRead more about Shutting down Magium (and (eventually) looking for a new awesome company to work for)[…]