Author Archives: Jeff Benshetler

Restructuring the Site

Newspaper vs. Encyclopedia Something Old The material I have posted to this blog falls generally can be classified as “timely” or “reference.” Looking at the articles, I see too many reference-type articles in the blog which is essentially “timely.” That is, much of what I have posted to the blog, which is like a newspaper,

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Updating PHP on CentOS 6.3

Despite the fact that this references i386 when installing the repository, the subsequent package updates work for x86_64. [bash] rpm -Uvh rpm -Uvh yum –enablerepo=remi,remi-test install httpd php php-common yum –enablerepo=remi,remi-test install php-pecl-apc php-cli php-pear php-pdo php-mysql php-pgsql php-pecl-mongo php-sqlite php-pecl-memcache php-pecl-memcached php-gd php-mbstring php-mcrypt php-xml service httpd restart [/bash]

Understanding Sync Layers in YUI

A Sync Layer is an interface where the widget, e.g. {javascript}DataTable{/javascript}, is populated, updated from, and updates a data store. In our case, the data store is a RESTful interface using JSON. To implement YUI Sync Layers, we use a {javascript}ModelList{/javascript} composed of Models. To understand Models, we go back to the basics and look

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Setting Up EC2 Web Server

Getting X11 Forwarding Working It can be confusing to see the report {code}WARNING! The remote SSH server rejected X11 forwarding request.{/code}. You’ve made sure that {bash}/etc/ssh/sshd_config{/bash} has X11 forwarding enabled and that a local X Server is running. The problem is that many servers do not have {bash}xauth{/bash} installed by default. Adding this enables X11

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References for Automatic Document Classification

Intellexer Classification Software – Commercial, Cheap $13 Genie and SMILE – Promising Neural Networks Library Machine Learning Library from Stanford/SGI Simulated Annealing on Wikipedia Learning Classifier System for Document Categorization Swarm Intelligence for Document Classification Immune System Based Document Classification Bayes++   Related articles Cheat sheet for prediction and classification models in R Machine learning

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Stabilizing the Mix

For the past month I have been researching, learning, testing, and evaluating various libraries and frameworks to use for Web development. I have previously written about my less-than-satisfactory experience with the monolithic client side MVC frameworks. I also discarded my initial plan to use WordPress for authentication and access control, because of the baggage that

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