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on Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Save taking too long in Joomla? Using JSitemap Pro? Read on!

We came across a really interesting bug this week which had us completely stumped ... on several client sites in their live environments, suddenly when they were saving articles in both core Joomla and K2, it was taking an extremely long time to save (10+ minutes in some cases!).  If you cancelled, the article had actually been saved, but it seemed to be waiting for something. 

Published under CMS
on Tuesday, 07 February 2017

How to receive Slack alerts when Github repositories are updated

At Virya Group we use a lot of software to keep the wheels of our machines turning - most of which are open source and managed via Github repositories.  Recently we've moved our server architecture over to using Docker containers, and we needed a way to get notified when there were updates to containers we use.

Published under General Business
on Wednesday, 25 January 2017

How to share large audio files on social media

A conversation in the popular 'Suffolk Business Stars' group this week about how to upload and share large audio files was the inspiration for today's top tip. 

Sometimes it might be necessary to share an audio recording - maybe you carried out an interview with a customer, or recorded a talk - on social media.  Whereas video is relatively easy to upload, audio clips are generally not so widely supported.

Published under Marketing and SEO
on Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Workrave icon and menu doesn't work in KDE with Ubuntu Xenial 16.04

This is a problem that has been bugging me for ages but which I haven't been able to fix until today - some time ago I set my Workrave application into suspend mode, and since then I haven't been able to change the settings or revert back to active, because the KDE system tray icon doesn't work.

Published under General Business
on Tuesday, 14 June 2016

More top tips for surviving exhibitions – part 2 of 2

Only a few more days until we appear at Anglia Business Exhibition (find us at Stand 129 in Zone B at Trinity Park, Ipswich on 15th June) so here are our tips on how to not only survive but thrive on the day of the exhibition. 

Published under General Business
on Thursday, 09 June 2016

More top tips for surviving exhibitions (part 1 of 2)

The Anglia Business Exhibition is almost upon us again (find us at Stand 129 in Zone B at Trinity Park, Ipswich on 15th June). In 2013 I wrote a blog called “Tips for surviving exhibitions” and it gained a ridiculous volume of hits! Clearly lots of people are out there, stroking chins and thinking through the best ways to maximise their own experiences at exhibitions and expos. So here is the first of two blogs on making the most of exhibitions and conferences!

Published under General Business

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