Category Archives: Development

Coding: Implementing Alias for Mixpanel in WordPress

I had a bit of trouble implementing Mixpanel’s user tracking in WordPress – some of the functionality needed to be client-side, some server-side. Finally, figured out how to do it. Perhaps this will save you some headache 🙂 Continue reading

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Giving SSH/Putty Access to your EC2 instance with AWS

Mayhaps I am slow, but this is how I was finally able to give access to my AWS server to another person:

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How to spin up Wikimedia with EC2 and Elastic Storage on Amazon AMI instance

image So, recently I spun up a Wikimedia instance on EC2.  More on that soon 🙂  In the meantime, just to leave a record for those also trying:

Spin up an EC2 instance and go to the console.  I spun up the Amazon AMI instance (default)

Use putty to connect (Amazon directions)

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PlaceKitty… so brilliant…

www.placekitty.com..  So brilliant…

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Relinking users after restore

After restoring, sometimes I found that I have a user in the database, but it’s not linked to a global user.  Found this to work:

sp_change_users_login ‘auto_fix’, ‘SOME_USER’

Oh yeah – I first created the user under the top-most Security folder and then ran this on the specific database.

Found it here.

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Clear session data for Facebook server-side when doing FB.logout() on the client

If you log out of FB on the client side using JavaScript:

FB.logout();

And you are running a back-end, where you want to forget FB session (is there a better way?), then you can use the following:

$facebook = new Facebook($fb_config);
$facebook->destroySession();

Yeah…  I know…  stupid easy.  I kept wondering why, despite logging out, I was still pulling FB user id on the client side.

Update: used to do setSession( NULL ), which was wrong…  not sure how I didn’t notice that.  Anyway, destroySession works now.  My apologies.

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Learning Ruby

Learning Ruby, using this tutorial (thanks Pascal).  Recently learned about SASS (Seriuosly Awesome StyleSheets).

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