About Randy

216005_10150991833707377_2061245052_nI’m a father of two demanding (but precious) girls, and I currently live and work near Washington D.C as a small business owner. I specialize in PHP, Perl and MySQL development, as well as network (Cisco and Brocade), Linux and Windows security, automation and administration. Originally from sunny San Diego, I have a BS in Electrical Engineering earned from SDSU back in 2001, and worked as an Electrical Engineer for a prominent government contractor (GPS and weapons systems) for several years before diving into IT and going out on my own. In my spare time I like to work on cars, tinker with audio and electronics, play my piano and listen to music.

I do take on outside projects from time to time, so feel free to email me if you think I might be able to help – amps@djlab.com.

14 Responses to About Randy

  1. Artur says:

    Hi Randy, how are you,

    Id like to ask you about liquidsoap. I’ve got it already on my server with centos 5.2 32bit. Im looking for someone who can able to help me with sort it out my situation, Id like to uninstall current version on my serv. and instal 0.9.2. Id like to run new aacplus encoder 1.0.5, but now can not do this. If you can help me or say who can able to do this, wolud be fantastic. If you intersting please give me you quote for my email artur@orla.fm

    Thanks a lot


  2. Randy says:

    Hi Art,

    i emailed you.


  3. Ben says:

    I’m looking at migrating away from Rackspace Cloud Sites and to a dedicated Servint machine. I liked your scripts post, but really know nothing about running stuff like that. Would you be available/affordable for a simple migration job?



    1. Randy says:

      Hi Ben,

      Unfortunately my time is exhausted helping new and existing clients. I simply do not have the time for outside work. If FastServ.com pricing is within your budget, I/we will be happy to take care of the migration for you at no additional cost as it’s included in our managed services.



  4. Artem says:

    Hi Randy, can you help me with install liquidsoap on my CentOS 5.2.2 server. When i install liquidsoap for test I have a lot of errors, and it not installed. Please help me.

  5. Wes says:


    I need a little help upgrading my Icecast 2.3.2 to the current KH. Any hopes you have a little time and can shoot me a price via email?


    1. Randy says:

      What problem do you have?

  6. Max says:

    Hey Randy,
    I really like your Batch PHP Thumbnail Generator. One question, can you change your generator so that it goes recursively through all folders and subfolders and creates in the respective subfolder in the folder ‘thumbs’ thumbnails? Of course it should leave out all folders “thumbs” 🙂
    I don’t know if that is possible to realize but I hope you can help me.

    Thanks in advance,

  7. Leonardo says:

    Dear Randy,

    How much to install and configure LiquidSoap + Icecast on a clean CentOS 5 VPS ?

  8. Magnus says:

    Hi Randy,
    I saw your post on the IPv4/IPv6 calculator, have you consider adding ptr records aswell to it?
    And would you mind share the sourcecode?

    Kind Regards

  9. Jon says:


    I have been using your MAF script for tuning with uprev for a few days and I was wondering if there was a way to get the file for offline use. Its definitely a pain to have to go back home to an internet connection after a run to sort the logs and make adjustments every time. Thanks a lot! You’re script is incredibly helpful!


  10. Randy says:

    It’s too complicated to support running it on end-user’s PC’s. I recommend tethering a 4G device to your laptop during tuning, or park near a wifi hot spot (that’s mainly what I did).

  11. brian says:

    hi randy i was wondering if you can post an updated tutorial on installing liquid soap on cent os the latest version is 6.5. also i want to layer it ontop of cpanel if you could email me that would be appreciated

    1. Randy says:

      it’s been years since I worked with liquid soap and that particular contract is long over…sorry!

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