In doing startups, either you quickly get over the fear of writing emails or calling complete strangers and asking them to purchase your goods or you perish. Even when you make a connection with a prospective buyer , many of these people will invariably say, “Yes, I’d like the product. I will install it today!” [...]
Are you using Authorize.Net to process credit card subscriptions? Do you ever have failures in processing credit cards and not know what to do? Here are some quick steps to take so you can continue to bill your clients when their credit cards fail. Unlike PayPal, when your clients’ credit cards fail you will NOT [...]
AWS SSL Certificates for Elastic Beanstalk are a pain to configure so I put together the following. SSL certificates for your vanity domain will work correctly as long as users access your Elastic Beanstalk environment through your vanity domain name. Certs are not packaged with the war file, but are specified as part of the [...]
I ran into this problem the other day. My SSL Certificate expired for my dev domain. I went to Network Solutions, snagged a new Certificate using my old Certificate Signing Request (CSR), and tried to import it into my keystore. In the past, I’ve always generated my private key and CSR, and then imported a [...]
The other day I had to migrate a couple of databases from an EC2 MySQL instance to RDS. I couldn’t find a decent example of how to do this so I wrote this up. Some of you might ask why do you want to do this? You get more control with EC2 than RDS. The [...]
Sharon Wagner did a nice little presentation at the Silicon Valley Cloud Computing Group today. Best Practices for AWS Cloud Cost Optimization from Cloudyn It looks like we should be leveraging Glacier storage more as it’s substantially cheaper for large pieces of data that is rarely accessed.