Monthly Archive: October 2012

Internet Marketers Web Browser of Choice 0

Internet Marketers Web Browser of Choice

Here are some stats from Google Analytics for this blog: I thought it was interesting to see how far behind Internet Explorer has fallen for people who know how to use a computer. It was only 5 years ago when they an 85%ish share in the market. In 5 years time I would expect it to be more like 25-40% for mainstream sites. Firefox is my browser of choice and...

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First Steps in Automation

One of the great things about this industry is the lifestyle flexibility it offers you. The dream is to setup a campaign or website, let it run itself and live off the money tree you’ve made. In reality it rarely works like this but automation can release hours off your daily routines and go some way to releasing you from the office. Look at your daily/weekly/monthly jobs and think about...

Optimising Nginx in Linux 0

Optimising Nginx in Linux

I found one of the servers was throwing up a 500 error quite regularly. I checked the logs and in /var/log/nginx/error.log I found the following errors: socket() failed (24: Too many open files) while connecting to upstream, client socket() failed (23: Too many open files in system) while connecting to upstream, client Solution was to increase the number of worker connections and edit a few files to allow more open...