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bio website ymkatz.net
location Silver Spring, MD
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I am currently a Computer Science graduate student (Ph. D. seeking) at the University of Maryland. I do a lot of programming (primarily web application development) for small businesses and nonprofits.

In school, I focus mostly on security, and I have also worked on counter-terrorism applications.

You can find me most days in PHP and/or C#, but increasingly in JavaScript with a focus on Rich Internet Application areas (knockout.js, durandal, breeze.js, etc).


Sep
18
comment Java Spring application working on one system, dying on almost identical one
What does the code look like at someClass.java:234 where the Null exception is thrown? Is it trying to get outside data?
Aug
28
comment Can I use something like a tunnel for SSH in this Linux/Windows Remote Desktop scenario?
Why not install an SSH server on the Windows machine and tunnel with that? There are lots of SSH Servers for Windows available.
Jul
24
comment how many decibels of noise will an Intel R1000BB generate?
(Oops, I accidentally pressed '4' when I meant '5'.) This machine is a Poweredge 2900 (Gen III). Right now, it's in a datacenter, but I had it at home for a long time while I was setting it up and it was quieter than the HVAC.
Jul
24
comment how many decibels of noise will an Intel R1000BB generate?
@josten I have a 4U that's pretty quiet - it uses regular-sized 80mm fans, so they don't have to spin as fast as the tiny ones used in a 1U.
Jul
24
comment An unknown tool is wiping our Virtual Machines and we can't ID it
Purely based on the design of the window, the strings contained in it, as a handful of similar screenshots, it looks like the tool is something built by Acronis. Here is an example of a tool Acronis built for Seagate (click "Next" a few times to see it) that looks very similar.
Jul
23
comment rails app (via apache proxy) images from uploads directory missing
That sounds like a good solution if you can't edit the Apache config, but doing it in the Apache config puts the static assets load back on the web server instead of tying up the application server with it.
Jun
27
comment DNS A record pointing to private IP address
If you literally can't connect to the VM at all by name, that means the DNS is not configured correctly (or hasn't had time to propagate). Run nslookup DNS_NAME to see if that is the case. If you connect to the VM and get a "default" webserver page (something like one of these), then your VM's web server is just not configured to respond to that name and you need to configure it.
Jun
19
comment Getting an intermediate SSL certificate
DigiCert Enterprise lets you pre-validate your domain and then do large-scale subdomain certificate generation. (Disclosure: I do not work for DigiCert, but my employer uses their certificate services.)
Jun
19
comment Apache 2.4 + SVN authz authentication with mixed authenticated/anonymous access
Why don't you want to use mod_access_compat?
Jun
2
comment ownCloud WebDAV interface seems to be broken
@Nobleleader13245 the only way I know of to get a 405 is if the verbs are set wrong.
May
29
comment Server unable to browse shares on itself
Try turning off IPv6 on the server. We had a very similar issue because IPv6 was not set up on our network but was still enabled on the individual servers.
May
16
comment IIS and PHP with FastCGI/WinCache not seeing updated files
Why not just have the update script explicitly reload the site? I think that recycling the application pool may be all that you need to do to clear the cache, and you can definitely script that with powershell.
May
15
comment IIS rewrite rules for subdomain and nonexistent files
We can't help you effectively unless you show us the rewrite rules that you tried to use. It may or may not also help to show us the PHP router code.
May
15
comment Setting PHP remote write permissions in IIS7
Is the problem only with writing? Have you tested if reading works? (PS. Yes, I know this question is very old.)
May
15
comment PHP suddenly failed after IIS update
Please add the IIS version tag to indicate what version you are on. It should be one of: iis7 iis7.5 iis8 iis8.5. At this point, it's more of historical interest, but it helps keep things clean and may find a solution for others.
May
13
comment KB2919355 updated not offered
I tried that, and it didn't help. In the end, I manually applied the update.
May
13
comment KB2919355 updated not offered
@MichelZ Yes. Note that I have not had this problem before, and the machine had dozens of successful updates since January. Also, after I gave in and manually installed the update, other new updates did show up.
May
1
comment Cannot restart RabbitMQ Service on Windows
That may be true, but it has absolutely nothing to do with this question. This question says nothing about reinstalling RabbitMQ.
Apr
25
comment Which dependencies are removable after building ruby?
Generally, -dev packages are source code so they can be removed if you don't plan to compile anything else that uses them. However, you also need to make sure that you won't be building any more Ruby Gems (directly or via Bundler), because some gems use these libraries too.
Apr
10
comment FallbackResource in subdirectory
@MichaelHampton I know they're bad. All of our new sites are in subdomains. But I still have to support legacy sites this way (I don't have control over DNS for some of them), and I'm trying to find a way to make that easier.