Google Domains

So, Google recently launched Google domains.

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It looks simple, the interface is clean, what more could we ask for?

Well from reading around, it doesn't look like Google will be offering hosting with the domains, so businesses offering hosting won't have to panic too much. But for all those companies offering domain registration, is google going to be cheaper and take all the business? Will google automatically be indexed higher when one searches for 'domains' or 'buy...

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Laravel and Laracasts

Recently I've been completing a Web Development BSc hons Degree, hence the lack of updates. The degree required the development of a dissertation / final year project. During the project I came across Laravel and Laracasts.

Laravel proved very useful within my project, the use of project dependencies with Composer made certain tasks such as PDF generation and testing much easier through development and with project deployment.

If you haven't tried Laravel yet, I would recommend it, especially if y...

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Ubuntu 13.10 error with libboost1.49-dev

I had many many errors trying to install libboost1.49-dev.

This resulted in not being able to update packages, make any other installs or software updates. Big Problem!

Errors such as
Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages

Unpacking libboost1.49-dev (from .../libboost1.49-dev_1.49.0-4_amd64.deb) ... dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libboost1.49-dev_1.49.0-4_amd64.deb (--unpack): trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/bcp', which is...

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Leancy Scam. Cannot Withdraw

Leancy was an investment site, probably mainly focused on bitcoin, but accepted money investments as well.
Like many suspicious investment sites around in 2014, they over a fairly high ROI in a short period of time. This follows the patterns of ponzi schemes and such, and therefore should always been taken with caution.

The main issue now is that since 12 March 2014, people have been unable to make withdrawals. You can still make investments, although why would you want to if you can't withd...

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Gmail Update. Reach more & Receive more unwanted email from G+ users?

If you're a Gmail user you'll probably already know, thanks to the email Google sent around, that starting this week Gmail will suggest you Goole+ people as recipients without exchanging email addresses.

In the send to boxes within Gmail, some lovely javascript will add onto the bottom of your email address contacts, the Google+ connections you have.

What emails will I recieve from other Google+ Users?
By default settings, other users can contact you Once until you reply to them, thereby sharing yo...

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Couldn't Install Office 365, Check Internet Connection, Disk Space

So, I've been having issues installing Office 365 University specifically on a new install of Windows 7.

I've tried the fix it solutions by microsoft but have still been resulting in the same error.

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So, I checked the error logs and found the installer was having an issue downloading i641033.cab with the following message:

2014/01/03 01:22:19:909::[1080] Error: Type: WinHttpQueryDataAvailable: failed Http Request has no data: Last error: 0x00002ee2. WinHttpQueryDataAvailableFailed ErrorCode: 12002...

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My take on the Google+ PHP Quickstart with PHP Data

So, i've spent the past week or so getting my head around the new Google+ Signin code.

The 10 minute quickstart can be found Here. And while yes it does fancy javascripty things, it took me a while to figure out how to get what I wanted, which was the Google Profile data within PHP. The example does very well at javascript, but if you're looking for some sort of information within PHP that you can store to a database, or use against your existing login system, this quickstarter isn't the greate...

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Google Plus Quick Start PHP 500 Error

So, i've started working with the Google Plus O-Auth stuff, which some quick start guides can be found here: https://developers.google.com/+/quickstart/php

It was going rather well initially, then I started getting some 500 errors which weren't appearing in the error log.

Now being an administrator has its benefits, as I went and checked the Apache logs to find the cause of this error.

Right, before you spend forever being tired, getting frustrated and rackin your brain at why it isn't working, thi...

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