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Blog of Leonid Mamchenkov



Thoughts on technology, movies, and everything else



Updated: 2017-06-22T20:42:52Z

 



How real is real? Or is it all fake?

2017-06-22T20:42:52Z

Jason Kottke blog links to an interesting article about a guy submitting a fake, as in computer generated, image and getting his real French ID card. The photo I submitted for this request is actually a 3D model created on a computer, by means of several different software and techniques used for special effects in … Continue reading How real is real? Or is it all fake? Jason Kottke blog links to an interesting article about a guy submitting a fake, as in computer generated, image and getting his real French ID card. The photo I submitted for this request is actually a 3D model created on a computer, by means of several different software and techniques used for special effects in movies and in the video game industry. It is a digital image, where the body is absent, the result of an artificial process. The image corresponds to the official demands for an ID: it is resembling, is recent, and answers all the criteria of framing, light, bottom and contrasts to be observed. The document validating my french identity in the most official way thus presents today an image of me which is practically virtual, a version of video game, fiction. The article also links to a different image study, done by, supposedly, Google Street View camera, and then, possibly, manipulated in Photoshop. I’ve been involved with some regulated industries (like Forex) which require proof of identity and residence, all submitted digitally (via email or web form file upload). There’s always a fair amount of obviously fake images sent in.  But the above two stories beg a question of where does one draw a line.  With the recent technological advances and an increasing reliance on digital ways, how can anybody reliably validate an image as fake or real? I don’t have an answer, but I think the only way here is to fight fire with fire.  As in use technology to do image analysis, rather than an untrained human eye.  Are there well known or well established tools that can do the job?  Not sure about well known or established, but at least some tools do exist. [...]



Phinx joins CakePHP!

2017-06-22T19:33:28Z

These are some really good news – Phinx joins CakePHP family!  If you are from a different technology stack and not familiar with these, Phinx is an excellent database migrations tool, which has been used by CakePHP framework for a while now.  The two worked great together.  Now that they are under the same roof, … Continue reading Phinx joins CakePHP!

These are some really good news – Phinx joins CakePHP family!  If you are from a different technology stack and not familiar with these, Phinx is an excellent database migrations tool, which has been used by CakePHP framework for a while now.  The two worked great together.  Now that they are under the same roof, I’m expecting even more goodies!

We are very excited to announce that Phinx has joined the CakePHP team. The Github project has already been moved to the CakePHP organisation. The project itself will stay MIT-licensed but be gradually transformed into a Cake Software Foundation project. Other great news is that the current way to install and update Phinx remains unchanged.

As you are aware, CakePHP has been using Phinx since 3.0.0 for database migrations. The CakePHP Core team welcomes the opportunity to look after and maintain the project and will now start making changes to bring the code in line with the CakePHP (our) coding standards. As well as cleaning up issues and PR’s soon. We will be following up with our plans for the code and setting roadmaps in the coming weeks.

We welcome Phinx to the CakePHP family and hope to see Rob Morgan, Richard Quadling, Woody Gilk around!




How to name things: the hardest problem in programming

2017-06-21T08:10:04Z

How to name things: the hardest problem in programming from Peter Hilton

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Grab Front End Guide

2017-06-21T08:03:01Z

Grab Front End Guide is a front end development guide for the large engineering teams.  It focuses primarily around the JavaScript stack, with HTML and CSS, and covers coding, testing, linking, and deploying.

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Grab Front End Guide is a front end development guide for the large engineering teams.  It focuses primarily around the JavaScript stack, with HTML and CSS, and covers coding, testing, linking, and deploying.




Dear BitBucket, please dial down your LGBT celebration

2017-06-21T07:31:02Z

Dear BitBucket, can you please dial down your LGBT celebration.  Changing your website logo is one thing. But adding 20+ lines with ANSI codes to the “git push” output and all without warning is way too much.  If you don’t believe me, check #bitbucket hashtag on Twitter, and see how many happy customers you have … Continue reading Dear BitBucket, please dial down your LGBT celebration

(image) Dear BitBucket, can you please dial down your LGBT celebration.  Changing your website logo is one thing.

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But adding 20+ lines with ANSI codes to the “git push” output and all without warning is way too much.  If you don’t believe me, check #bitbucket hashtag on Twitter, and see how many happy customers you have now.

P.S.: keep in mind that this is a paid service too. WTF?




Zabbix : No more flapping. Define triggers the smart way.

2017-06-20T15:07:28Z

“No more flapping. Define triggers the smart way.” is a very useful article from the Zabbix Weblog on how to setup sensible, flapping-aware triggers in Zabbix. I’m sure every single person on this planet has a limit to how many up and down notifications he can receive …

No more flapping. Define triggers the smart way.” is a very useful article from the Zabbix Weblog on how to setup sensible, flapping-aware triggers in Zabbix.

I’m sure every single person on this planet has a limit to how many up and down notifications he can receive …




Regex101 – online regex editor and debugger

2017-06-20T13:02:25Z

Regex101 is an online regular expression editor and debugger.  You can test your regular expressions against sample data, see if the expression worked, watch it matched, and so on.  Having an explanation for each part of the regular expression dynamically generated, and a quick reference nearby is super handy too.

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Regex101 is an online regular expression editor and debugger.  You can test your regular expressions against sample data, see if the expression worked, watch it matched, and so on.  Having an explanation for each part of the regular expression dynamically generated, and a quick reference nearby is super handy too.




5 Fancy Reasons and 7 Funky Uses for the AWS CLI

2017-06-20T12:51:31Z

5 Fancy Reasons and 7 Funky Uses for the AWS CLI has a few good examples of AWS CLI usage: AWS CLI Multiple Profiles AWS CLI Autocomplete Formatting AWS CLI Output Filtering AWS CLI Output Using Waiters in the AWS CLI Using Input Files to Commands Using Roles to Access Resources There also a few useful … Continue reading 5 Fancy Reasons and 7 Funky Uses for the AWS CLI

5 Fancy Reasons and 7 Funky Uses for the AWS CLI has a few good examples of AWS CLI usage:

  1. AWS CLI Multiple Profiles
  2. AWS CLI Autocomplete
  3. Formatting AWS CLI Output
  4. Filtering AWS CLI Output
  5. Using Waiters in the AWS CLI
  6. Using Input Files to Commands
  7. Using Roles to Access Resources

There also a few useful links in the article, so make sure you at least scroll through it.




Omnipay – framework agnostic, multi-gateway payment processing library for PHP 5.3+

2017-06-20T06:49:07Z

Omnipay is yet another multi-gateway payment processing library for PHP 5+.  Have a look at documentation and examples here: Omnipay is a payment processing library for PHP. It has been designed based on ideas from Active Merchant, plus experience implementing dozens of gateways for CI Merchant. It has a clear and consistent API, is fully unit tested, … Continue reading Omnipay – framework agnostic, multi-gateway payment processing library for PHP 5.3+

Omnipay is yet another multi-gateway payment processing library for PHP 5+.  Have a look at documentation and examples here:

Omnipay is a payment processing library for PHP. It has been designed based on ideas from Active Merchant, plus experience implementing dozens of gateways for CI Merchant. It has a clear and consistent API, is fully unit tested, and even comes with an example application to get you started.

Coming from The League of Extraordinary Packages, it seems to be a more popular solution than Payum and the others.  It also looks like Omnipay supports way more gateways than any other payment processing library that I’ve seen.  Here’s the list of the officially supported gateways.  Here’s the list of the third-party contributed gateways. And, of course, you can build your own.




AWS X-Ray – Analyze and debug production, distributed applications

2017-06-19T08:34:38Z

  I think I’m giving up on even knowing the list and purpose of all the Amazon AWS services, let alone how to use them.  Here’s one I haven’t heard about until this very morning: AWS X-Ray. AWS X-Ray helps developers analyze and debug production, distributed applications, such as those built using a microservices architecture. … Continue reading AWS X-Ray – Analyze and debug production, distributed applications

 

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I think I’m giving up on even knowing the list and purpose of all the Amazon AWS services, let alone how to use them.  Here’s one I haven’t heard about until this very morning: AWS X-Ray.

AWS X-Ray helps developers analyze and debug production, distributed applications, such as those built using a microservices architecture. With X-Ray, you can understand how your application and its underlying services are performing to identify and troubleshoot the root cause of performance issues and errors. X-Ray provides an end-to-end view of requests as they travel through your application, and shows a map of your application’s underlying components. You can use X-Ray to analyze both applications in development and in production, from simple three-tier applications to complex microservices applications consisting of thousands of services.