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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


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


Google Inbox

I finally received my invite earlier this week to Google Inbox for Aps. We use Google Apps for our email. We signed up before it was a paid service – though I would gladly pay since the service is, in READ MORE


Get Multiple Customer Groups In Magento with GroupsCatalog2

Sometimes we need to get a customer’s group in Magento. Pretty straight forward. But, when you add GroupsCatalog2, customers can be assigned to multiple groups. I recently had a client that wanted to tell customers on their customer dashboard what READ MORE


Fix Magento error:14077410:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:sslv3 alert handshake failure!

So you have received a version of the error: 14077410:SSL routines:SSL23_GET_SERVER_HELLO:sslv3 alert handshake failure error while trying to install a Magento Connect extension? We have your solution! It seems that this week, Magento Connect turned off SSLv3 (a good thing), but READ MORE

Fixing Magento Shipping Handling Fee Percentage of Order

So, if you have ever tried to set a handling fee in Magento by percent per order, you’ll find it takes the shipping cost * the handling (even though in the docs it says it takes the order * the READ MORE

Magento Custom Shipping Module

Recently, I had a client who needed a shipping module that figures shipping based on a percentage of the subtotal. Now, I know that some have modified the table rates, but as it turns out, even that hack doesn’t work READ MORE

New Site for Vegan Pet Product company and importer of Ami Cat and Ami Dog

We have completed a new site for a customer who is the importer of Ami Cat vegan cat food and Ami Dog vegan dog food. It’s built in Magento. Check it out, or maybe go buy something from them! Eco READ MORE


The Slow Painful Death of Nokia

If you are over 25, you’ve probably had a Nokia in the past. Most people remember them as amazing hardware. They were sturdy, and performed well. Amazing quality like most things from Finland. Then the evolution of the smart phone READ MORE

Upgrading Apache 2.2 – 2.4 403 Forbidden

Today, while upgrading server servers for clients, we upgraded from Apache 2.2 to 2.4. Immediately sites received 403Forbidden. That’s because there is a small change here: Basically, in your host files, you have to replaces “Allow from all” with “Require READ MORE

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