Webservers……UNIX vs. SHIT (windows)

I think you might know I fuck with technology. I’m into to many aspects of technology like programming, algorithms, security, counter-security, engineering, genetic research, computational neuroscience, oh yeah and I say fuck. I say fuck a fucking lot. I have a lot of clients, a lot, and all of them have either heard or !heard me say fuck. Anyways I’m writing this because it’s my job to manage technology and I sometimes have clients (will refer to them as stupid fucks from now on) that request I base their entire technology infrastructure on SHIT (also known as windows)….so I am writing this so you can save yourself from being stupid fucks.

How web hosting works. You are on a website right you, you are a client, the website you are looking at is in a way on your computer in the form of a local file, but the website it’s self comes from another computer, a web-server, the server. That’s where the file lives, a webpage is a file while a website is just a family of file, right? Now let’s talk about this file okay. I love Einstein for many reasons, mostly because he asked “if a person as a mouse”, he taught you to look outside your individual reference frame as it is not reality, only an illusion of the intertwined reality of which it makes up and exists in…but back to the file. If a person as a file looked at it’s life would it be happy? Let’s assume files have homes (programming language they are coded in) and just like our homes they are subject to various conditions (Operating system that runs web-server).

Our house have weather. Like winds (clients requesting the website), floods and heavy rains (attacks), earthquakes (server crashes). Just like our houses exist in our world the files exist on the web-server. You can break into a house if it’s vulnerable. If you live in an apartment complex (shared server) you are somewhat limited to your neighbors (other sites on the shared web-server), they let some killer in there’s a higher chance you will get killed. Anyways you’re not going to die…well yes you are, but that’s later. There’s so much you have to know if you want to understand this one little thing, and that’s part of everything. But we’re talking about web hosting right? No, you must have misread everything we are talking about stupid fucks who know nothing about anything yet want to tell someone everything……Should you use windows as a web-server? Did you build your house on the .net framework?
Yes – You kinda have to.
No – Never.

There is a long list of reasons you should never use windows as a web-server. The list starts like this:

Does operating system suck?
Windows – Yes
Unix – No

There’s a lot more to the list as you’d imagine.

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A review of automating shipping….

So a large number of my clients have a store. Sure some just need some custom software or a cross platform application but a large number of them have an online store where they ship out items. Now this part is not standard, I mean there is not way to generalize my clients shipping needs. Some stock items like cakes, custom art, seeds, clothes, all kinds of things even live animals. Some just do drop shipping. Some drop ship and stock their own things. Some ship directly from their warehouse but they may have huge items like TV’s, appliances, or pool tables. I have many clients that do downloadables but we are not talking about them now. We are just talking about anyone with an online store where a user will be shipped their order. Continue reading

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Tackling woocommerce custom tax rules and issues.

Sometimes there are very unique situations for your business. So you have an online cake business right? Do you know how to set up internet sales tax? Did you know if you don’t have a physical location in a state you don’t have to charge sales tax there? In fact you should not charge sales tax for online orders being shipped to states where you do not have a physical store that the online patron could go visit. You should always charge sales tax in the state that you live in. But wait, what if your county has a special rule that says on wholesale baked goods there is no sales tax and anything baked that is sold without eating utensils is considered wholesale baked goods. So your cake store does not need to tax these items. You do need to tax the eating utensils that you sell on your site to that same patron if they purchase those. Where is the woocommerce button to do that? Continue reading

Which algorithm do you use?

So this is a blog post for my tech blog. It’s my daily snip it of java code. A friend of mine told me that he had an assignment to write any program displaying knowledge of using insertion sort and selection sort. I assume this is for an very intro class but since he asked I told him he could write a program that compared the performance of the two different algo’s depending on the data size. He was like cool I will do that…wait how do I do that? Continue reading

Early morning money….

I woke up early today, I wanted to turn my RC helicopter into an auto piloted drone.  My plan is to build an IR decoder that will decode the messages coming from the helis controler when I am flying it manually, once I have a list of the decoded commands for controlling the heli, I plan on hooking up my on IR lights to a different arduino and writing a small program that sends a sequence of commnands to the heli making it fly by itself. This shouldn’t be pretty hard but I don’t have any more IR decoders because I sold my last few TV remote jammers a few days ago.  So I was looking online for a way to fund this new little project I wanted to do and this is what I found…..

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A new technology blog…

So yes I’m into technology. You can call me a geek. This is the 4th wordpress blog I’ve set up today (this one’s just for me). I’m a developer, i hack code. Yes I build websites, mobile apps, cloud applications, and custom desktop software. I’ve written viruses and online tools. I build robots too, phone bombers, signal jammers. Yes, I’m a member of my local makerspace. So what….. Continue reading