Roblox Outage

Reading Time: < 1 minute (Update 4: 01-21-2022) Roblox published the root cause here. (Update 3: 11-03-2021) I came across this website that shows nice stats for Roblox (I noticed downdetector only shows 24 hours history by default, not sure how to customize it). I vaguley recall I also see a github repo that can scan the roblox APIs, but… Continue reading Roblox Outage

API Gateway

Reading Time: < 1 minute Kong Kong is a cloud-native, fast, scalable, and distributed Microservice Abstraction Layer (also known as an API Gateway or API Middleware). Made available as an open-source project in 2015, its core values are high performance and extensibility. Actively maintained, Kong is widely used in production at companies ranging from startups to Global 5000 as well as… Continue reading API Gateway

Production, production, production

Reading Time: 3 minutes I first learned the “production environment” in 2010, when I worked as contractor for a major railway company. Before that I was mostly in CAD software development and consulting environment the word “production” did not come often. To be precise at Siemens PLM/UGS as developers, we did have access to various production releases and did… Continue reading Production, production, production

Moving wordpress from shared host to aws ec2

Reading Time: 2 minutes I did an experiment recently trying to move my wordpress website from a shared hosting site to Amazon aws ec2 micro instance (t1). The migration was mostly successful, I did not make the move eventually due to some technical and non-technical reasons. Nonetheless, I would like to share some of the lesson I learned from… Continue reading Moving wordpress from shared host to aws ec2 was hacked and restored, plus some thoughts

Reading Time: 2 minutes I found out this site was hacked yesterday evening, as I saw the loading of site on Safari was slower than usual. It also shows incorrect theme, more like a plain theme. With the admin link redirect to spammer site. I decided to tackle it right away. I recall about one year ago something similar… Continue reading was hacked and restored, plus some thoughts

Spring MVC, Maven

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m back to Java world again, after about 2 years stint on Objective-C and iOS development. I’m not new to Java land, as I have done Java work between 2010 and 2011, for 2 years. My personal learning experience: JSF => Spring MVC (jspx is still very similar): I have done JSF, which is a… Continue reading Spring MVC, Maven

Consuming a PHP SOAP web service from C# client

Reading Time: < 1 minute I need to create a SOAP client in C#, and in order to test it I need a SOAP web service. Since my hosting company uses MySQL/PHP technology stack, I am using this PHP Soap web service example. For the C# soap client, I am following this example on stackoverflow. But there is one problem… Continue reading Consuming a PHP SOAP web service from C# client

Spammer stole my Yahoo email and sent out spam mails

Reading Time: < 1 minute Friends, in case you received an email selling you Viagra online, which appears sent from my Yahoo email. I apologize. Obviously I don’t sell those. Some hackers used my Yahoo email and did this. Please ignore that mail. More information (prevention tips) about this tactic can be seen at: I had my email account hacked… Continue reading Spammer stole my Yahoo email and sent out spam mails