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Oooooh, Shiny!

We've all done it: bought something that's of absolutely no use just because it caught our eye. The problem is when we make business purchasing decisions based on glitter or glitz. Is it just me or are more people falling victim to this lately? A couple of examples.....

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Event Registration Components

I'll be giving a short talk this week at the local Joomla Users Group about event registration components for Joomla. See the notes here if you can't make the meeting.
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Why Requirements Are Important

We've run across several projects lately that hit a bump. Somebody calls us and says something like "Hey, I've committed to xyz, got the contract right here. Can you make it work?". In one case it was somebody who'd bought PC-based software that supposedly has a 'web interface'. The issues there were that the 'web interface' was untried and their network wasn't set up for web hosting.

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New Joomla Community Magazine

The Joomla community has just launched its new magazine . It looks pretty good. Our old friend Steve Burge is on the Joomla board and in charge of community relations, looks like this is a great step in the right direction.
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The Black Art of Black Lists

Today some email from one of our servers was blocked at a user's site. The logfile said that our IP address was on their blacklist. Odd, I thought, since we don't send out much email and certainly don't send out spam. I consulted a list of blacklists and found we were given the 'all clear' by over 100 such lists, but were blacklisted by two: a no-name I've never heard of, and Barracuda networks. You've heard their ads on the radio for their spam-blocking appliances. Odder still, that they blacklist our machine and 100+ other lists don't.
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