You are probably already familiar with the HTTP protocol, which appears in the first part of your URL. You might have noticed that some websites use HTTP, and others use HTTPS. The latter is a safer variation because it adds an extra level of security, in the form of an SSL certificate. This means that the connection between your website’s server and your visitor gets encrypted.
Remote working and working from home are two completely different concepts. Remote working is working from home, but also coworking spaces, shared offices, public working spaces and more. Allowing you to work without being in direct face-to-face contact with your employer, boss or client. Homeworking is one step harder, as you do it in the same location and places where you do non-work related activities, and try to relax from work and forget work.
With the current coronavirus crisis (also known as COVID-19), we thought it could be useful to share how we have been working remotely over the last 10 years and what you can learn from our experience.
Coding Mammoth was originally founded 16 May 2008. From day one, we did not work like a typical company. We have only recently moved into an official office a few months ago (more about that in our blog) . In the past, Coding Mammoth was a virtual company and we worked at multiple locations, like coworking spaces in Ghent and Antwerp and rented private…
I started running couple of years ago now. I’m running mostly for fun, to clear my head, work on my condition and train for events like half marathons, the 10 miles of Antwerp and Urbain Trails in fancy cities.
In the beginning, I was running with the iPhone and Runkeeper for iOS. It worked pretty well, but running with an iPhone is not optimal due the size and weight. Some years ago, Apple did release the Apple Watch Series 2. The first version with stand alone applications and an embedded GPS. It worked pretty well, except that Runkeeper managed to…
Make sure that your web hoster is aware of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so that there is no planned maintenance, and support is available 24/7.
Double-check that your certificates are not going to expire next week. If so, renew them in time, even when you are using automatic scripts/services like Let’s Encrypt.
Ensure you have a full backup of your webshop, stored offline. Having a backup in place will allow you to get back online quickly. It can prevent a huge loss of income.
It’s never too late to check your SEO results. There are multiple tools available to…
After moving all my photos from Adobe Lightroom, with Dropbox as cloud storage to sync and backup to Apple’s iCloud and Photos, there was no real need to keep using Dropbox anymore.
So, let us try to cancel our Dropbox account, right?
My first guess was by going to https://dropbox.com/account/billing where you can see the last invoices and I can change the billing period from yearly to monthly. However, no downgrade option. 🤷♂️
Right, let’s take a step back to the general account page. I see a big “Change plan” button, which gives me to option to upgrade to the…
Apple enforced as of today 2FA on Developer Accounts, which are Apple IDs, but often not the primary accounts (as we do have a life beside working.. well, most of us). Apple also unified the iTunesConnect and Developer.Apple.com accounts to make the full process… complex
I was locked out on 2 accounts. From my personal company as I was unable to enable 2FA. I was unable to use my other account of a project of client, as the country was not set (nor 2FA), however I was not allowed to change or set the country… Fun times.
At CodingMammoth, we have a Jenkins that is running on a Mac Mini (2011) and is doing a set of tests and automated builds for a set of projects we have.
It’s a cheap and used machine we bought for some experiments and to have some CI tests running in the background. The 2011 model is one of the last models that allows customisation and where the RAM is not soldered on the main logic board… 🙁
The Mini was running macOS Sierra and is testing and building some iOS, macOS and NodeJS applications, and did the job perfectly. It…
We all started by having small paper notes or Post-It® notes next to the computer to manage short todo lists, action points and to have a kind of overview what we shouldn’t forget… Some people used them even for storing passwords 🤦♂️
Apple tried to digitalise this with the “Stickies” app in 1994, which is still installed by default on new mac devices with macOS Mojave. The interface and features are still the same for last decennia. I’m still aware of some people that are using this software today… 😱
By now, we have more software solutions that we can…