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PrestaShop ecommerce – some random thoughts

I’ve been using Prestashop for MacMusicGuy.com for several months, and though I’d jot down some views. I was looking for an ecommerce solution that easily allowed downloadable products – this particular shop doesn’t sell physical products – at least for the forseeable future!.

I looked at several different possibilities – Magento, etc – even looked […]

Online Ecommerce Shopping Carts

I have been researching several shopping carts as I setup a new online store (MacMusicGuy.com, which will sell downloadable music, sheet music, etc.). It has been interesting looking at the tons of open-source options, as well as the commercial software options.

Some observations:

OScommerce has been around a long while, and has a tremendous community […]

Ubuntu & Netgear WG311 PCI card

I’ve been putting together an Ubuntu system for my parents, who just setup internet access at their house. Sadly they will be using wireless at the house (more on my opinion of wireless in another article), so I had to pickup a PCI wireless card for the machine [the motherboard is an Acer with a […]

WordPress tip 3

I have a client who was asking some questions about adding material to their website – which is WordPress based. I thought this might be useful for someone.

The client was having trouble deleting a table using Visual view in WordPress. They could delete the data in the table, just not the table itself, […]

WordPress tip 2

I have a client who was asking some questions about adding material to their website – which is WordPress based. I thought this might be useful for someone.

Tip 2 The headlines and such in a WordPress Page or Post are set using what’s similar to Word’s headings – i.e. you mark it as […]

New ideas on Presenting – BEYOND Powerpoint!

I teach Powerpoint as part of Mercer University’s CSC125 class, and have studied presenting for a number of years as part of my teaching in various locales and situations.

I find it fascinating how the technology has changed over the years. granted, I’m a bit of a maverick – I selected Astound to use for […]

New Client: SCNSE

I’m closing in on completing a site for the Society of Clinical Nursing Specialist Educators, a professional organization dedicated to enhancing the education of Clinical Nursing Specialists.

This is a new organization, and their website needed to be clean, easy to navigate, and yet allow for conference registration…. and not cost a lot to develop.

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The MaconMacGuy on the Radio

Though this isn’t exactly the primary MaconMacGuy field – I was interviewed for Marketplace Tech last week about using the internet for shopping. I mentioned using GottaDeal.com.

You can take a look and listen to it at http://marketplace.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/11/26/tech-report-technology-to-make-shopping-easier/, assuming you’ve got five minutes to kill!

VPS & Dedicated Hosting

If you need more advanced hosting for a heavy duty website, MidGaHosting. also offers Virtual Private Servers as well a fully Dedicated Hosting. Watch the video to see an overview, then click for VPS or DEDICATED SERVERS options and pricing.

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MidGaHosting video

Here’s a short video that gives a quick overview on why you should host with MidGaHosting.com [a division of MaconMacGuy.com!]

Hosting vs. Domains – HUH?

I had an interesting conversation with a student who wanted to start a website – but he was very confused about domains and website and such.

Domains

A Domain in just a name given to a particular computer/IP address. [IP address = a numeric address that every box connected to the internet has to have]. […]

NEW Hosting options!

The self-serve hosting option now has some very powerful hosting options unavailable before. The nice thing about this is that it is entirely self-serve. You can surf over to a website and set it all up yourself.

But now we offer hosting options with a semi-dedicated server, virtual private server, and a dedicated server.

“Regular” […]

“I’m getting all sorts of weird errors”

Yet another client story: I received a phone call from a client who is unabashedly not comfortable with computers. She was getting some weird errors from Firefox and AVG, but couldn’t really describe what they said.

Fortunately it was on may way, so I was able to swing in quickly just to see what was […]