Technology

Facebook Group Search Web App

I have been working on my OpenSprinkler mobile web application and decided to port the new installer I developed over to my Facebook application. This allows an easier deployment of the web app. I also wanted to discuss recent changes that have occurred. Facebook pushed new changes to the FB SQL methods that changed how comments were polled. These changes broke my older code but the code has been updated to support the current system. Also, I wanted to share some screenshots of the fully working application from my setup something I neglected to do in the past. (more…)

By Samer Albahra, ago
Technology

OpenSprinkler with Custom Web App (Updated)

I recently purchased an OpenSprinkler from Ray's Hobby and am very impressed thus far! The device has accomplished its primary task of moving the controls away from a central box in the garage to any networked device (iPhone, iPad, laptop, etc.). It comes provided with a wonderful web interface out of the box. The install was very easy! I already had a Hunter irrigation control system and simply unplugged everything from it and moved over the connections to the OpenSprinkler. I even used the housing of the old system to house the new system. Below is a picture of the final physical install: (more…)

By Samer Albahra, ago
Technology

Configuring WCCPv2 with a Dynamic IP

Setting up squid on Debian is fairly straight forward and my previous post explored that topic in depth. This time I want to share how I configured squid to communicate with my ASA 5505 which has a dynamic IP address. If you followed the earlier suggested guide you will notice it requires the ASA's outside IP address. For a dynamic IP this would require editing the configuration each time. To avoid this I did the following: (more…)

By Samer Albahra, ago
Technology

Upgrading to Squid 3.3 on Debian 6 (Squeeze)

The current Debian package for squid is on the 3.1.x branch and hasn't upgraded to 3.3 yet which offers full HTTP/1.1 support. I already had a working squid on the Debian package and decided to just upgrade the running install. Below are the steps that led to a successful upgrade (backup your configuration before attempting). (more…)

By Samer Albahra, ago