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macOS Sierra with SSH

If you upgraded to macOS Sierra (beta or the new publicly available today 10/20/16), you might have issues with SSHing into servers – especially Linux. That’s because newer versions of Linux and Mac require better encryption. The default has always been READ MORE

Is Upgrading Magento Important?

Clients often ask me how important upgrading Magento is? The answer is yes – if you want to keep your e-commerce site running smoothly and securely. Updates bring a number of benefits: They patch bugs. When people report bugs – problems READ MORE

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How to Upgrade Magento Via SSH

Upgrading Magento via SSH is usually much simpler than via the magento downloader. To upgrade follow these simple steps. 1. First backup. Download a copy of your database, and backup your files. You can make a zip of them. 2. READ MORE

Centos & SSH2: Properly installing

Everything is harder on Centos, and that includes ssh2. If you’re having issues, here are the steps below. 1. First you have to install the following packages: yum install automake make php-devel libtool openssl-devel gcc++ gcc 2. Next, change to READ MORE

Magento: Unknown cipher in list: TLSv1

If you are getting the error “Unknown cipher in list: TLSv1” while installing Magento or updating it, chances are it’s because you are hosting on a Centos box and well, Centos is always a pain. To fix it: Edit downloader/lib/Mage/HTTP/Client/Curl.php, and: change READ MORE

Centos – Postfix – Master is dead but pid file exists

If you’re unlucky enough to be on Centos (I prefer Ubuntu), and you get the Postfix – Master is dead but pid file exists, error. Here’s how to fix it. Rant: We only have a few clients on Centos because it’s READ MORE

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Configurable Swatches Slowing Magento to a Crawl

We all want (and need our e-commerce site to run fast and look good). Recently, with a client who has over 30,000 products in their catalog, I found that category pages were taking 10-13 seconds to load. Magento was slowing READ MORE

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The New Alphabet, Inc. – First Large Company to Use XYZ Domain as Their Main Domain

Today, the founders of Google, Sergey Brin and Larry Page announced the new company Alphabet, Inc which will own Google and other Google related companies. But, something more subtle has happened. For years, when a large company launched, they looked to READ MORE

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Invalid CSRF token. Send the form again. If you did not send this request from Adminer then close this page.

I’ve been scratching my head over this. Adminer runs fine on the many Ubuntu systems I’ve installed it on (with the exception of one), but everytime I use Centos, I get this error. Turns out, it’s a permissions issue. If READ MORE

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