PCI Compliance doesn't like the Desktop Services Store

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
development
pci compliance
apache
nginx

The Desktop Services Store (DS_Store) as you probably already know, is a file that stores some metadata about the files in a directory in the OS X. I’ve taken a look at them, they seem pretty harmless, but in the realm of PCI Compliance they are a medium risk because […]

All it took was owning an iPhone for a week …

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
reviews
apple
iphone

… to completely sway my opinion of the brand. The Friday before Father’s Day I broke down and bought a 27” iMac to replace my 4 year old Dell PC with absolutely no intention of running Linux on it. Since then, I coerced my employer to upgrade the dev team […]

Dumping Android for an iPhone

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
google
android
apple
iphone

This should probably be accompanied by a formal press release, but I’ve dumped my Android phone for an iPhone 4S. As of late, I’ve been comparing Android to Linux in the mid-to-late 90s. It’s great if you like to fight with your system and constantly deal with adapting to it’s […]

Online Tools

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
development
php
project update

I’ll admit it, I’ll fire up a web browser for some things that could easily be accomplished with php -a (or any other interactive shell that I don’t frequent). Sad part is, I typically Google it and then end up landing on the same handful of sites. In an attempt […]

Drain your InnoDB Buffer Pool by moving large fields out of MySQL

By Josh Sherman
4 min read
development
database
mysql

This was supposed to be a “SceneKids.com the first year” post, but nothing has really changed too much since the 8 month post with the exception of expanding out with additional websites on the same platform. Instead, I’m going to discuss a dilemma I ran into with MySQL’s InnoDB data […]