A fix for the browser crashing blues

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Ever been constructing a verbose and complex reply to an email on a webmail site, only to have the browser crash when you were about to hit send? Or perhaps putting the finishing touches on your Wikipedia edits to the particle physics article (I know I have) and have all of your hard work lost […]

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How to talk like a pirate without all of the fuss

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Wanted to send your buddies a pirate message but the words just won’t come? No trouble, just visit the Pirate Talk Translator and convert your regular landlubber-speak into bonafide pirate-ified slang! If you use the popular Pidgin Instant Messaging client, then you can download the Purple Plugin pack which contains a talk filter. Set it […]

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End of Year Support Hours

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Unfortunately as much as we’d like to to let the servers fend for themselves over the end of year period whilst we take a well earned break we can’t, there’s always someone that forgets a password or decides to break their website during the holiday period. Anchor will be available on all business days – […]

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SaaS (Socks as a Service)

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http://www.blacksocks.com/ I came across this rather amusing company a little while ago. They’ve been around since before the turn of the millennium but I somehow hadn’t stumbled upon them until now. What with everything turning web2.0-ey nowadays, I’d say they’ve got themselves a nice little niche. In case you’re too busy to visit (or too […]

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SaaS (Security-scanning as a Service)

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We’ve had some enquiries from customers recently regarding security compliance scans, the most popular of which is the PCI DSS. For those not in the know, this stands for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. It is of course a fascinating topic, covering best-practice standards for processing and storage of customer information. The enquiries […]

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How not to handle errors: phpmyadmin edition

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The user does something that fails, due to server-side problems, and you wish to inform the user of this problem so it can be fixed. You redirect to a page with a URL something like /error.php?message=Something+has+gone+wrong.+Please+fix+it+and+try+again The user fixes the error on the server, and (since staring at the location bar isn’t a whole lot […]

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A new home for the Anchor NOC

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http://royal.pingdom.com/2008/11/14/the-worlds-most-super-designed-data-center-fit-for-a-james-bond-villain/ This story’s been around for a little bit, but it popped up in the geeky media a few days ago. Seeing it, we were inspired to share our own little piece of home with you. Rent prices for inner-city office space have been rising steadily over the last few years, and smaller businesses in […]

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