This one question contains much of the necessary wisdom around mysql and SSL certificates. Incredibly helpful.
Helpful article that explains some SSL errors with wildcard certificates which according to RFC2818 only go one level deep. So *.blah.com is good for foo.blah.com but not bar.foo.blah.com. Weird.
Converting pk12 / p12 files into pem files using openssl. `openssl pkcs12 -nocerts -in mycertificate.p12 -out ~user/.globus/userkey.pem` and `openssl pkcs12 -clcerts -nokeys -in mycertificate.p12 -out usercert.pem`
Very helpful thread that explains a simple one-line fix to curl problems with the PHP AWS SDK on Ubuntu 8.04 (slice1).