Author Archives: Jon

Magento thoughts, strengths, weaknesses, best practices, when to use

I have a lot more to post about Magento in the near future, but I wanted to spend a bit of time just giving some general feedback and what considerations to take into account when assessing whether it's the right solution for you or your client. I am by no means a Magento expert, but after implementing it for a couple small business clients I've seen some of the strengths and pitfalls of using it, both for them as well as a developer/consultant.
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The Secrets of Steve Jobs

This is such a great article I don’t want to say too much about it, but I do want to expand and comment on just a couple things.  I’m no Apple/Steve Jobs fanboy, but I have long used their products because they just work and I admire their ability to deliver clean solutions, whether it [...]
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Let Apple Xcode FileMerge save your life

A while back I had a Magento upgrade go horribly wrong for no apparent reason.  The upgrader conveniently didn’t install a lot of necessary files and for whatever reason no matter how many times I reverted to a backup I ended up the same place.  Neither the frontend or the backend worked correctly.  This happens [...]
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I join the blogosphere.

Well I just finished my new personal website and I’m really excited.  How is it that I have been envolved in the web for so long and not had a blog?  Well I guess at the time I didn’t have anything really important to share.  Now I do.  I really look forward to using this [...]
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Got problems?

Today after uploading a WP site to my server I received a pretty strange error that I hadn’t seen before. Mac OS X  2��ATTRV(D��-�;4c9151bf;Firefox;|org.mozilla.firefox Well after a bit of digging around I found this…. Turns out that in 10.5 or 10.6 whenever a file is downloaded into the Download folder is is marked [...]
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