Thursday, May 29, 2014

How coffee should be #Espresso

I come from a place where drinking coffee means drinking filtered coffee; i.e. coffee filtered through a paper filter into a big jar (of watery coffee). But now that I live in Spain I've learn't the best method for brewing a coffee is to make an Espresso. This morning, just making a coffee on coffee my break and you can see how the plastic stirring stick sits up in the coffee because it's so thick and creamy. It's a whole different experience from filtered coffee I've been brought up with. Of course you can also add milk or frothed milk to make a cappuccino...

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#Amazing new @Nissan Engine 400 Horsepower in a 40kg engine you could put in your hand luggage

Nissan is bringing an amazing new engine to Le Mans this year. It weighs only 40kg but produces an astonishing 400 horsepower. This is the "Range extender" engine every electric car needs. I don't believe in range anxiety, but hey, if you could pop one of these baby's into an electric car (just in case) wouldn't that be the shizzle?

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

How to delete statistics/dummy data from Prestashop 1.6

You just installed Prestashop 1.6 on your server and it looks great! Especially all those statistics which show past sales. I bet you can’t wait for your shop to look like that! OK. Now you’re over it. You’ve started customising Prestashop and want to remove the statistics/delete the data. Here’s how:

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

How to customise the frontpage menu in Prestashop 1.6

Changing the homepage/frontpage menu in Prestashop 1.6 is not obvious especially to those who are used to other systems. Prestashop 1.6 like many other systems uses modules placed in various positions on your prestashop online shop. These positions are called hooks, but you don’t need to know that, you just need to know how to find the “Top Horizontal Menu” module so you can edit/customize/change it to suite you needs. Here’s how:

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

Google wins, a tragedy for #competition and the consumer

A sad day for competition today. I just received an email from CONTAXE a German contextual web advertising company which competes against Google's dominant advertising service. I myself have used this service and am currently using Google. I think the service was great and admit to only be using Google because I real have no other choice. There were simply are not enough advertisers CONTAXES to make the contextual system work well and ads serve were not relevant enough to be successful. Of course without publisher support like mine it must have been hard to attract advertisers a catch 22 situation for which advertisers and consumer will ultimately pay.

I encourage anyone reading this to talk about other alternative in the comments so that we can help keep competition alive.

Here is the translated email for you:

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