Category: Techie Stuff

UK Action Fraud Website Next to Useless …. Insecure forms and no secure email!

Action Fraud Broken HTTPS

Attempted this morning to raise a report of an instance of Zeus malware / ransomware / virus on UK Action Fraud website. Beset with problems – National Fraud Report Form Unexpected Error We are sorry but the complaint form has

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Share Google+ WordPress Posts Publicly as Opposed to Privately

By default WordPress Publicize shares your Google+ posts as “shared privately”. Here’s how to change that behaviour – Login to Google+ Hover over the “Home” menu on the left and click on “Settings” at the bottom Scroll down the page

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How to cancel BT Business webhosting?

BT never ceases to amaze me as to how incompetent they can be! Every time I have any involvement with BT it takes an inordinate amount of time as 99 times out of 100 the issue is non-resolveable without going

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SQLSTATE[42S22]: Column not found: 1054 Unknown column ‘e.visibility’ in ‘where clause’

SQLSTATE[42S22]: Column not found: 1054 Unknown column ‘e.visibility’ in ‘where clause’ Sounds quite a catastrophic error in Magento, but it seems to be quite common in “responsive magento themes”. Quick fix for this is to ensure the following are set

Magento Error – Some of the processed products have no SKU value defined

I recently got the following error message in Magento when trying to “mass update” products through attributes even though I knew every product had an SKU value – “Some of the processed products have no SKU value defined. Please fill

Magento 1.7.0.2 Installation Error – PHP Extensions “0” Must Be Loaded

A common error when installing Magento 1.7.0.2 on up-to-date versions of Apache and MySQL is “PHP Extensions “0” Must Be Loaded”. There is a very quick and simple fix for it. Whilst the browser is on the error page i.e.

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Download your SMS text messages to save/print …. #iphonesms #androidsms

Came across this dilemma recently in preparation for a forthcoming court case – needed to save and print out SMS text messages from both an Apple iPhone 3GS and Samsung Galaxy II Android …. typical – you need to buy

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How to add “order a free sample” to a magento store

As always there are more than one way of doing things and over the last few months I have tried a few of the options based on client needs. Firstly I went through the process of having a sample product in

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Praise to the Magento E-Commerce Community

In the past I have always protected my personal privacy on the web, which I still do, but events over the last 12 months or so have softened what was once a very hard line on how much I would

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How to Remove Targeted Advertising

Advertising Choices Link! Does it drive you nuts when you are browsing round a few websites and suddenly you get bombarded with ads from websites you’ve recently been to ? It’s called “targetted advertising” or alternatively cookie monstering by those

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