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Alan Dixon
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Beware the PCI compliance salesperson!
I've been having a conversation with a client about PCI compliance and realised that there's a basic fact that really should be made very clear. Any provider that tells you that they're going to solve all your PCI compliance issues only by switching payment...
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Ontario PCs, get your email domain straight!
I've been working with SCI Ontario on a campaign to engage the candidates in the upcoming Ontario election on issues related to spinal cord injuries. Take a look at the main campaign page . Part of the campaign is to provide a form that allows the public to...
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Upgrading to Drupal 8 with Varnish, Time to Upgrade your Mental Model as well
I've been using Varnish with my Drupal sites for quite a long while (as a replacement to the Drupal anonymous page cache). I've just started using Drupal 8 and naturally want to use Varnish for those sites as well. If you've been using Varnish with Drupal i...
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CiviCRM's invoice_id field and why you should love the hash
I've been banging my head against a distracted cabal of developers who seem to think that a particular CiviCRM core design, which I'm invested in via my contributed code, is bad, and that it's okay to break it. This post is my attempt to explain why it was ...
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What to do in the age of Trump?
Well, that's the question of the day. If you're part of an organization that does advocacy work, rather than waiting to see what happens first, might as well get yourself ready, even if the details are sketchy still. Here's one opportunity that's ready for ...
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Using varnish in front of a webhosting canada or other shared hosting site? Pay attention to your probe!
I've had a varnish installation protecting http://www.fairvote.ca -- a wordpress site hosted at webhosting canada (whc.ca) -- for about a year. Last Friday in the evening, it started spitting out 503 errors, for no obvious reason. I spent a few hours yester...
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Varnish saves the day, in unexpectedly awesome ways.
Four and half years ago, I wrote this blog post http://homeofficekernel.blogspot.ca/2012/03/varnish-and-drupal.html about Varnish, a 'front-end proxy' for webservers. My best description of it then was as a protective bubble, analogous to how it's namesake ...
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This makes me happy. Turns out I haven't been missing out on anything after all.
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