Fixing Chrome 58 – NET::ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID error

As of Chrome 58 SSL certificates must have a “Subject Alternative Name” (SAN) field, “Common Name” (CN) is not sufficient anymore. This breaks many self signed certificates on dev machines.

If you previously had a working self signed certificate and now you see the “NET::ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID” error, these steps should fix the issue:

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Fixing Chrome 58 – NET::ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID error

gomainr – Interactive terminal tool to find available domains for various combinations of keywords and TLDs

I was trying to find available domain names for a project I’m planning to start. All the ones that came to mind were already taken. I wrote a simple script that would query the Namecheap API with various combinations of keywords and TLDs to see which combinations are still available. That script worked fairly well. Then I came across gocui which allows you to build ncurses style terminal GUI apps in Go. I decided to extend my simple script and build a full fledged GUI app.

gomainr demo

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gomainr – Interactive terminal tool to find available domains for various combinations of keywords and TLDs

Magento New Order Notification Widget

I created a small Magento 1 module that simulates sales activity on the site. It will loop through last 20 orders and show little popups on the bottom of the page notifying shopping customers about a purchase by another customer. You can configure duration, frequency and content of the popup.

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Magento New Order Notification Widget

Magento EE to CE downgrade recap

One of my clients was facing another five figure licencing fee for Magento EE when we got talking about the actual benefits of Magento EE over CE. The main reason the client was using EE was to have access to EE support. The site is a major retailer and any kind of downtime would cause substantial financial loss. In the 3 years of using EE we had contacted the support twice, both times with less than stellar results.

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Magento EE to CE downgrade recap