Increase maximum upload size with nginx and PHP

Increase maximum upload size with nginx and PHP

I recently reconfigured my servers and switched from Apache HTTP to nginx. My wife wanted to upload some photos to her blog but it kept giving her an error. I checked the error log on the server and found this weird error message: 2014/12/23 16:03:18 [error] 23573#0: *4374978 client intended to send too large body: 1070520 bytes, client: 24.243.18.61, server: www.awkwardsheturtle.com, request:...

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OhLife is dead, long live MyLife!

OhLife is dead, long live MyLife!

I started using OhLife, a free journal-by-email service, in October of 2011. Every morning I received an email asking me about my day and showing a snippet of my past journal entries. I just had to reply to an email in order to add an entry. I was very sad to hear, 3 years later, that they were shutting down. Fortunately a pile of OhLife clones have popped up to take its place. My favorite is...

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Get Amex Offers automatically

Get Amex Offers automatically

American Express is constantly offering special deals to their card holders. For example, I’ve gotten extra cashback over the past few months for purchasing from Enterprise, Wal-Mart, Office Max, Staples, Macy’s, Panera, and Amazon. This is in addition to the cashback I normally get from using my Amex. In order to take advantage of these deals, you have to add them to your card. This...

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Seminary is awesome!

Seminary is awesome!

At the beginning of September, my wife and I were sitting around wondering “what now?” We have kids, a home, Becca is done with school, business is good… We reached most of our goals, so what should we be doing next? As we discussed this, we decided we needed to focus on the religious side of things more: get better at daily scripture study, go to the temple more often,...

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Picking a second DNS server

Picking a second DNS server

A few months back Time Warner suffered a massive DNS failure. Customers across the country (myself included) were unable to browse the web because Time Warner was unable to tell them what IP addresses went with which domain names. It was incredibly frustrating. Since then, I’ve always made sure my computer is configured to use two separate DNS servers from different companies: one from...

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