Permissions are too open. Warning! Unprotected Private Key File

I’m planning on taking on a Linux certification exam soon so I’ll be dropping some quick fix and tricks here for notes. If you are getting an error when trying to SSH to your server with your private key, this means your permissions are too open. Quick fix enter the following the command line. #chmod […]

Finally moved my blog hosting to be hosted on the Cloud with AWS EC2 Micro package

When I first signed up to Bluehost they advertise the $4.95 per month cost of shared hosting. But after your the first(year(s)) subscription runs out the monthly would be $8.95/month and that’s not so cheap. Since I’ve been into Cloud Computing for years and my not so active blog needs a new host I finally […]

Got my 2nd Salesforce Certification

Been awhile since my last blog post. I’ve been very busy at work and with my personal life. Yesterday I took the Salesforce.com Certified Administrator(SU12) exam and passed it on the first try unlike my previous attempts for the Force.com Certified Developer exam. It took me only 1 week to study for the exam and […]

R.I.P Steve Jobs, Stay Hungry Stay Foolish

Whenever I feel down and need inspiration, your speech at Handford(2005) always never fails to reenergize my spirit and continue to what I am doing. [youtube UF8uR6Z6KLc] We have truly lost a visionary. Rest In Peace Mr. Jobs. Oct 5, 2011lopau

Inkling by Wacom

I got an old Wacom graphire2 that I haven’t been utilizing that much since I seldom do graphic work anymore. But I’ve recently been teaching my daughter on how to use Adobe Illustrator. Saw this new product from Wacom, amazing technology jump on how to interact with drawings to be vector images which makes me […]

Create a Web Service using SOAP

This week one of the requirements for our client was to have a force.com application communicate with an external web service running on PHP to generate a barcode sequence. I’ll teach how I was able to setup the web service using NuSOAP and a document/literal as rcp/encoded is not supported by force.com. My goal was […]

Create rewrite rules for friendly url for WordPress plugin custom queries

I have this personal web application that was built from scratch last year and has already been considerably indexed by google. I used some Apache mod rewrite to make the urls friendly. Last week I decided it would be faster/easier to jumpstart the project again if I just focus on my application and just use […]

Installing GoDaddy SSL on an EC2 Ubuntu Instance in AWS

If you have sensitive data on your site, you may want to install an SSL Certificate to make it more secure. Here is a brief tutorial being on AWS EC2 Ubuntu instance on how to set it up. My server settings are Apache2 and Ubuntu 9.x Aug 24, 2011lopau

Amazon RDS instance time zone workarounds

If you have an EC2 instance to run your application and an RDS instance for your database. On your EC2 instance you are in luck as you can easily change the time zone of the machine. Like set it to GST or by location like below # ln -sf ../usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Dubai /etc/localtime Aug 22, 2011lopau

Protection from SQL Injection and XSS Attack on CKEditor

Lazy coding got the better of me as one of the sites I built got hacked. The site is running on a custom php framework I built. Security wise it was still too infant and alot of security needs to be patched. Through SQL Injection via the URL the hacker was able to get into […]