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

Product Information System

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As an employee at Kmart, I recognized many shortcomings when using legacy systems to identify products in advertisements and on the Kmart website. In my free time, I created a web application that used Sears Holdings public APIs to retrieve internal product identification numbers (similar to UPCs) for online items–previously there was no method for […]