Amazon Web Services – A Guide to Implementation

I realise that I’ve been neglecting my blog for a while now, with my last post published at the end of March. Quite frankly, I’ve not had anything interesting to write about. However, career starting pastures new, I’m starting to have interesting things to write about again. Over the course of time, I’ll probably post […]

Outlook 2010 not storing passwords

I recently came across a problem with Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 on Windows 7 whereby it didn’t seem to be saving passwords when connecting to Microsoft Exchange (2007, at least). Now, I’ve used Outlook 2010 on Windows 7 before, and it saved the passwords a treat. Some people seemed to suggest it was architecture related […]

(Not very) Surprising revelation about Magento

So eBay has come out of it’s shell and exclaimed that it owns 49% of Varien, having invested $22.5m in the Magento project. That explains why the Paypal module is so tightly integrated within Magento, and is so much more powerful than anyone else could possibly think of making another payment module. Even Google Checkout’s […]

Getting value of Attribute Option and adding a new Attribute Option in Magento

This, I find, is a hard one to come across. At least, trying to find a sensible solution that just spits out a numerical value which, more often than not, is all you want. Needing to get the value of an option from a multi-option/dropdown attribute. Try this: public function getAttributeOptionValue($arg_attribute, $arg_value) { $attribute_model = […]

Amazon S3 CDN distribution for Menalto Gallery 3 v2.1 released

Announcing the release of the Amazon S3 v2.1 module for Gallery 3. A few changes are presented here; Firstly, started using double digits for version numbers so I can create minor revisions Added fields to database to store MD5 hashes of files. These are used to match the MD5 hash of the local file, and […]