We’re going on a cookie hunt
Whilst undertaking a cookie audit of our website, a requirement of the new EU Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive, I was reminded of one of my kids favourite stories. Half way through We’re going on a bear hunt the family “stumble, trip, stumble, trip, stumble, trip” through a dark, deep forrest. Now that’s exactly how I felt whilst trying to log and identify each of the cookies on our website. I trialled a number of tools and processes so I thought it would be useful to share the the approach I ended up settling on.
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Resolve a path error in Symfony2 when using MAMP under OSX Lion
You have installed and configured your Symfony2 project, added the Entity classes, prepared everything for persisting them into a database and, bam, you end up with the following error message after executing “
php app/console doctrine:database:create” the command prompt:
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How to manage comments and reduce spam
In the past month three different website administrators have asked us whether or not they should remove the ability to leave a comment on their blog posts.
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Help for Twitter Direct Message Hacking Virus
On Saturday 15th of October direct messages were sent out from unsuspecting accounts due to a Twitter hacking virus. We took these steps to protect our accounts.
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Gain insights by profiling your competitors domains
Back in January some interesting data on the the technical purchasing decisions of YCombinator startups was released. The data shared was a showcase for a simple but incredibly useful tool called domain profiler.
Developed by Joël Franusic this tool helps you find the following information on domain(s):
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Exclude specific IP’s from Google Anlaytics reports
Worried about your Google Analytics data being skewed by your staff’s usage of your own website? If so, set-up a custom filter to exclude those IP addresses.
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Which Google Analytics tracking code are you using?
Whilst doing a website review I was pretty surprised to see that the old Google Analytics tracking code was still being used.
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Google Apps our transition experience
We recently received our notification that important changes were happening to Google Apps. This means our Google Apps accounts are being transitioned to Google Account infrastructure.
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Skype down and crashes on start – how to solve
You may have noticed that Skype has been suffering a number of technical difficulties over the last few hours. These issues have affected their website as well as their desktop applications on both Macs and PC’s.
Follow the specific instructions for your operating system detailed below to try and solve these issues:
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