Personal Projects

VPS Web Server

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Since December 2013, I’ve managed a Digital Ocean VPS in my free time. The VPS (running this blog) runs Ubuntu Server for the operating system. For the web stack, it uses Varnish as an HTTP accelerator in front of Apache. PHP is compiled from source and ran through Apache with mod_fcgid. The VPS also has […]

Professional Projects

PHP/SQL Server Application Performance Analysis

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As an employee at JP Morgan Chase, I spent some spare time analyzing and suggesting ways to improve the performance of a jQuery/PHP/SQL Server dashboard used by over 200+ employees to monitor the status of development, test/QA, and production systems. The dashboard was running on a single dual core server and receiving over 20k hits […]

Professional Projects

Installation and Maintenance Automation

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As an IT Apprentice at Greenville City Schools, repetitive maintenance was necessary. To ease the burden, I deployed some tools to aid in the maintenance process. I improved our software and update process by downloading deployable copies of installers for Java, Adobe Flash, and Adobe Reader and storing them on a centralized file server along […]