Gavin Barker header image 4

Entries Tagged as 'Work'

MDF Craft things

February 9th, 2015 · No Comments

This is a bit of a shameless plug again for MDF Craft Supplies who supply MDF Hearts and a wide range of craft shapes

[Read more →]

Tags: Daily Life · Work

Magento Onepage Checkout by IWD gives SSL problem – fix

October 15th, 2014 · 10 Comments

It turns out that the IWD Onepage Checkout extension was causing some https errors in Chrome. It was claiming that some of the content was not secure, yet everything that loaded on the page was and Firefox didn’t have a problem with the page. Internet Explorer probably didn’t but I didn’t check. So, if you […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Work

Permanent 301 Redirect to new domain using IIS6

September 7th, 2007 · 7 Comments

I’ve recently had to move an ecommerce site from a .com domain to a .co.uk. Since the .com was well indexed by the search engines I wanted to use a 301 Permanent Redirect method. The site is hosted on Windows 2003 using IIS6 so I set about finding a solution. It turns out (although it […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Work

Google offer overflow storage for sale

August 13th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Google are now offering overflow storage space to those that need it. If you are one of the people who have managed to use up the free quotas of 1GB on Picasa and 2.8GB for Gmail accounts then you can go and buy yourself another 6GB of storage for just $20/year. Sounds like a bargain, […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Daily Life · Photos · Work

How to support a 9 year old dead NT4 Server…

February 28th, 2007 · 2 Comments

It’s one thing getting a call to a 9 year old server refusing to start, but quite another when you discover it has 9 years of dust on it. From the pictures below is there any wonder it didn’t work. The answer is you virtualise it

[Read more →]

Tags: Gadgets · Work

I’ve won a copy of Vista Ultimate

February 26th, 2007 · No Comments

Yippee – i’ve won a copy of Vista Ultimate from one of Microsoft’s launch competitions. Not quite as excited as I should be, since I already have 10 copies of Vista Business edition and have been using Vista for several months now. Oh well, never mind. UPDATE: Just realised that it is worth £300, so  […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Daily Life · Gadgets · Work

Litebox plugin for WordPress

February 17th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Hot on the heels of the Thickbox plugin for WordPress is the Litebox Plugin for WordPress. I had a couple of requests to make it, and amazingly couldn’t find it already done by someone else. (I did find a Thickbox plugin, but it was not in English so decided mine was still worth releasing). The […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Photos · Wordpress · Work

Thickbox plugin for WordPress

February 12th, 2007 · 1 Comment

A while ago, I wrote a quick plugin for WordPress for displaying images using the excellent Thickbox script by the very clever Cody Lindley. I have now zipped it up and it can be downloaded from its new home http://www.gavinbarker.co.uk/wpthickbox/

[Read more →]

Tags: Photos · Wordpress · Work

Microsoft goodies

January 24th, 2007 · No Comments

Microsoft have finally gotten around to sending me a big bundle of software again including 10 copies each of Windows Vista and Office 2007. After spending half a day messing, both Sonia and I are now running these full versions on desktop computers. Laptops will be sticking with Windows XP for now as they just […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Gadgets · Work

Salt Architects

January 11th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Just been chosen to develop a new website for East Yorkshire based Architects, Salt. The site will be a showcase of work they have done in the past.

[Read more →]

Tags: Work