Hi! I'm Steven.

I'm a DevOps practitioner with a strong background in web application development.

Recent Posts

Trust self-signed certificates on a Mac

7 Jun, 2017

We rely on self-signed certificates in our development environment to test our applications via SSL. As a result, the browser will show you a warning saying the connection is not private each time. This becomes frustrating real quick!

Logging MySQL queries to a table

18 May, 2017

I regularly need to find out which queries are being executed while debugging or investigating application performance. I used to configure MySQL to log into a file and then search the output to see what’s happening.

How to disable Chrome security checks for testing

10 Apr, 2017

I recently ran into a problem when testing a website locally using an existing domain name. After adding the domain name to my hosts file and setting up a self-generated certificate, I was suprised to see that I could not ignore the expe...

Deny HTTP request methods in Nginx

6 Apr, 2017

In certain situations you might need to restrict access to your web application based on the request method. Maybe because the method isn’t implemented, or you need to deny certain actions as part of your security policy.