Category: My thoughts

Sagepay has had a makeover

Its about time, the old and tired Sagepay site has been replaced by a new better looking responsive site, although a little buggy on its first day.

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Column in where clause is ambiguous

A recent task to investigate and fix a bug within a PHP / MySQL website highlighted a simple but important rule when writing SQL which I’d like to share.

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[error] [client 224.0.0.0] File does not exist:

During the regular maintenance rounds I complete for clients and their websites and servers I was completing my Regular Error Log Reviews and started seeing this error in the Apache error.log for one of the domains;

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Apple Icons

During a recent review of my clients error logs I spotted an unusual entry for a bunch of images which didn’t exist within the file system. I knew the website well and knew the missing images shouldn’t be there which lead me to question what were they being called for?

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Change All File Permissions Using FTP (filezilla)

I’d like to share a useful function within Filezilla to change all the file permissions within an FTP controlled file system. Very handy if you want to update all the permissions for a website.

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I’m still here!

Its been a while since my last post but I am crazy busy working hard on my clients projects.

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my.cnf setting being ignored

I recently helped a colleague with a MySQL database administration issue he was dealing with which had him stumped for some time.

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What will your cron job be doing in a year’s time?

Everyone loves a cron job or two. They run automated processes as and when we tell them to. Their on hand 24hours a day all year round even on national holidays with little or no complaints but when a cron job is complaining are you listening?

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Rackspace having fun at Christmas

Rackspace have shown their fun side this Christmas by producing a Christmas single.

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WordPress SSL Login Problem

I recently installed a SSL certificate into a Wordpress installation. The SSL was installed without issue, DNS updated for the new IP address and Wordpress URL’s updated to use HTTPS instead of HTTP but some users started having issues logging into the website.

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