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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Faster web development with Textmate

When you’re a freelance web developer it’s important to be able to work quickly and accurately. If you’re working to a fixed price quote there’s a great motivation to get work done as efficiently as possible. Because of this I’m … Continue reading

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Refurb 21″ iMac for 749 pounds – saving 22%

Just a quick heads up – the Apple Refurb Store has a very nice deal on 21.5″ iMacs for ¬£749 inc VAT. Please remember this is for the previous generation model, so you have a Core2 chip rather than the … Continue reading

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iPhone repairs in Bath and Bristol

Over the last couple of months we’ve been having an increasing number of people contacting us about repairing their damaged iPhone. The most common problem is unsurprisingly a shattered screen. Unfortunately this is one of the most time consuming repairs … Continue reading

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Configuring APC correctly to optimise Magento performance

Magento is a wonderful way of quickly and inexpensively creating an ecommerce website, but it does have some major downsides. The complexity of theming it is well know, as is the extremely mediocre performance on typically web hosting. There are … Continue reading

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Telephone and Remote Support for OS X Server in Somerset

We solved an OS X Server problem that no one else seemed able to – using our Mac Telephone Support and Remote Mac Support services. A Mac using design agency in Ilminster, Somerset gave me a call yesterday about a … Continue reading

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OS X Security vulnerabilities in Adobe Acrobat and Flash

New vulnerabilities that leave your Mac open to potentially getting infected with “malware’ have been patched by Adobe. If you follow the Mac or PC security landscape, you’ll know that a very large number of exploits are targetted againt 2 … Continue reading

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WordPress site developed for Bath publisher

We’ve recently been working for¬†Spaced, a design and publishing agency near Bath, doing the web development for their latest project. They’re publishing a graphic novel, Yuri’s Day : The Road to the Stars to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Yuri … Continue reading

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What to do when you you spill liquid on your MacBook

Sometimes it’s best not to do things in a hurry. Like absent-mindedly picking a glass up and pouring a pint of water all over your MacBook. Now obviously I’d never be so stupid as to do that, would I? Errrr, … Continue reading

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5 free credits for BigStockPhoto.com

Everyone knows about iStockPhoto, and everyone knows how the price of credits keeps rising. But have you tried BigStockPhoto? Currently they are running a promotional coupon that lets new or existing customers claim 5 free credits. Just use code 5FGM10 … Continue reading

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SQL query to automate switching WordPress from a development to a live server

One of the more tedious things about WordPress is the way that it hardcodes complete fully qualified urls into the database, which makes quickly switching from a development server to a live server an irritation. It only takes a few … Continue reading

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