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Sending a GET request with a request body with PHP cURL

Published: April 16, 2020

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Some APIs require GET requests with request bodies. I was looking into how to do that today and struggling with Google. Eventually I found this answer on StackOverflow.

PHP code is as follows:

$ch = curl_init();

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, 'https://maxchadwick.xyz');
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST, 'GET');
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, 'THIS IS THE REQUEST BODY');

curl_exec($ch);

Pasting into Vim Messing Up Indentation

Published: April 15, 2020

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This morning I was trying to paste so XML from a local file into a remote file using Vim. However when I did it, it was messing up the indentation really badly, essentially indenting each new line an additional level.

Screenshot of messed up indentation in Vim

Firefox Reporting Disqus Hosts as Missing from default-src

Published: April 13, 2020

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I recently set up a Content Security Policy (CSP) on this website.

My site uses Disqus, so my Content-Security-Policy had their domains whitelisted something like this:

default-src
  'self';

script-src
  'self'
  c.disquscdn.com
  ...;

Adding a Content Security Policy (CSP) with Cloudflare Workers

Published: April 11, 2020

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I had been interested in adding a Content Security Policy (CSP) to this website for a while. However, the site is built with Jekyll and hosted on GitHub pages, which doesn’t allow you to set custom HTTP response headers such as Content-Security-Policy1. I did a bit of research and found it would be possible to add them through Cloudflare (which I use as a CDN / DNS provider) via their “Cloudflare Workers” feature. In this post I want to walk through the setup process.

Diff-ing MySQL and Elasticsearch

Published: April 9, 2020

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Recently I had to troubleshoot an issue where some products that were expected to be indexed in Elasticsearch were not. The client wasn’t sure which / how many products were missing, so I wrote a script which diffs products stored in MySQL (catalog_product_entity) against the Elasticsearch index. I’ve decided to share the script here in case others find it useful.

Magento Image Cache Storage Requirements

Published: March 5, 2020

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Recently I’ve been working with a client whose server is running low on disk space. I found that their media/catalog/product folder was 174 GB, 128 GB of which was in media/catalog/product/cache. This seemed like a lot to me, so I did some quick math and realized that the size of their image cache was nearly 3X that of the total size of the source images. This made me curious…what does this ratio look on other Magento installations? I decided to do a little research on this and wanted to share my findings.