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How to determine change between two arrays

How to determine change between two arrays

Recently, I was building a historical data tracker, which would track any changes in settings across a large application. All of the settings would be pulled from their MySQL tables and stored in a PHP array. Storing those settings (just short of 25,000 of them) would have been unfeasible on the MySQL database. At the time, we didn’t have a Mongo instance running either. So I serialized each array and stored it as its own record. Every minute, a cron…

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Family Vacation 2016: Bar Harbor, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts

Family Vacation 2016: Bar Harbor, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts

Like our Myrtle Beach vacation, this would be another week long trip spanning from May 21st to May 29th. Our itineraries in hand, hotel reservations printed, and bags packed – we left our house at 10:30 am. We were expecting an (approximately) 8-hour drive (per Google – 471.7 mi via I-95). Given that we had a few stops to make, we were expecting a 10-hour long trip or so, with an expected arrival time of 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm….

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Family Vacation 2015: Hershey (Hersheypark) & Reading, Pennsylvania

Family Vacation 2015: Hershey (Hersheypark) & Reading, Pennsylvania

So this was a mini vacation to Hersheypark over the course of a weekend – so this will be a rather short post. We took off from our house in the Bronx headed due west, towards Reading, Pennsylvania. Now, we tried to book an affordable hotel closer to Hersheypark, but that didn’t pan out. So, we ended up staying at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Reading, right next door to Reading Regional Airport. Now, you would think that would…

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Family Vacation 2015: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Family Vacation 2015: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Up to this vacation, we mostly did short drives. Two hours here, three hours there – stretching to three and a half hours with traffic. Never had either of us been to Myrtle Beach, or South Carolina. My wife though, lived in Atlanta, Georgia for a short while – so she knew the south. I, on the other hand, had always been a Northeast boy. This was a hard departure from previous trips – a ten and a half hour…

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