Every now and then I’ll run into a prospective client who wants to build the next newsvine, digg, flickr or Amazon. The thought being
“We’ll build it, throw it up there and see how it does.
If it doesn’t work we’ll move on.”
Whenever I hear talk like this, I flinch.
Why? Continue reading
scalability is not your problem, getting people to give a shit is
— Ted Dziuba
from Jeff Atwood’s Coding Horror blog
I was just chatting with some SEO/SEM guru buddies of mine about how yearly contracts in the SEO industry make potential clients nervous, but are still the industry standard.
They’d stopped requiring yearly contracts for their services, charging from month to month instead (with a deposit up front) . Their clients seemed more comfortable with that arrangement and they were a lot happier with it too.
That set me thinking about why businesses ever require contracts to service their clients. Continue reading
This one drove me nuts.
I was compiling various versions of PHP4 on Mac OS X and even though the phpinfo() was saying that it was loading the php.ini at /usr/local/php/php.ini it really wasnt (still haven’t figured out what it was loading).
But after trawling about for a while, I found this excellent forum post that told me how to get my compiled PHP to load the right php.ini
compile PHP with these flags
–sysconfdir=/etc –with-config-file-path=/etc –with-config-file-scan-dir=/etc/php.d
substituting the correct folder paths for each of the flags