Category Archives: OSCommerce

55% of Ecommerce Sites Tested Misled Consumers

There will be an EU crackdown on websites selling consumer electronic goods which is entirely understandable when 203 out of 369 sites appeared to break the law. (first seen on BBC News) If you’re a shop owner, the good site … Continue reading

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Do Your Shop Photos Leak?

If you’ve set up an online shop, are your product photos saying more about you than you intended? “there’s a huge amount of potentially privacy-sensitive metadata in your typical JPEG as generated by your camera (including camera type, settings, date/time, … Continue reading

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Lots of Days: Software Freedom, British Food and World Peace

Today is Software Freedom Day. It is also the start of British Food Fortnight. (Tip to total coverage cooperative.) There is an open day 11-3 at Thatchers Cider, near here in Sandford. (To get there from Worle by bike, leave … Continue reading

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The Phone Co-op: interview, phorm, challenges

Among other things, my webmaster cooperative is an agent for the Phone Co-op. Particularly with Free Software, cost-efficient ways of downloading data is a good companion service to have and the Phone Co-op has given a good ADSL and calls … Continue reading

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Forthcoming Attractions: Software Cooperative Events for Late 2008

Some interesting events that I’ve heard about recently, with a bit of a focus on software, cooperatives and the South-West:- Bristol Knowledge Unconference: Friday 5th September 2008 * Tour of Britain, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, Tuesday 9th September – other UK locations … Continue reading

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SPI Meeting Announcement and Why People Don’t Join SPI

Jimmy Kaplowitz writes: “Software in the Public Interest, Inc., will hold a public board of directors meeting on Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 19:00 UTC. […] SPI meetings are held on the OFTC IRC network,, in #spi. […] Agenda“ A … Continue reading

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System Problems Come In Threes Too

There’s an old saying that bad luck comes in threes. Today, I am doing unexpected work because:- one webserver was reinstalled instead of the upgrade I was expecting, another webserver was cracked and defaced (combination of two known security problems … Continue reading

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