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The Google Prediction API is a Google labs project that can aid you in many types of predictive analysis and content recommendation. The nature of the software makes is difficult to explain exactly what it is and how it works. In fact, Google itself does not even supply concrete definitions, only examples of its uses. … Continue reading "Getting Started…

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I’m very fortunate to work at a company where both the business and marketing teams have a solid grasp on how databases work. They may not know the technical specifics or how to achieve a desired result, but they understand the basic structure of data and usually know ahead of time what is and what … Continue reading "Databases Demystified…

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If you’re running WordPress on IIS and experiencing an issue where navigating to /wp-admin results in either a blank page or a 404 error, you may need an additional rule in your .htaccess file. Generally you’ll find that, assuming you’re set up properly, you can reach the admin section by appending /index.php to the URL, … Continue reading "Correcting wp-admin…

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A common problem when running WordPress under Windows and IIS is how to handle URL Rewrites. URL Rewrites are usually used with WordPress to format the permalink structure of post URL’s in a nice way, and to remove the need for having index.php in every URL. Apache servers handle this with ease using the widely … Continue reading "Setting up…

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I’m an Android user. I have a love / hate relationship with the platform. On one hand, I love the ability to have full control over every aspect of my phone and customize it to suite my preferences (see root access). On the other hand, there is serious disparity between the quality of apps written … Continue reading "What Android…

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If you’re building an iOS app and using a UIWebView control to load web pages or HTML, you may have encountered an issue where the app seems to crash randomly while loading the HTML. We found that the crashes were more frequent when loading external web pages within our apps. This was a difficult issue … Continue reading "Fix for…

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When launching the latest version of www.cypressnorth.com (AKA this site) we came across a very frustrating issue that took us a lot of time to solve. On the homepage we have a carousel of our offerings using jQuery and the excellent jQuery Tools library. It came to our attention that the scrollable element was failing … Continue reading "JQuery Tools…

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In a previous post I discussed how to accomplish cross domain JSON requests and some caveats to be aware of. That example involved a scenario in which you had control of the web service environment and were able to allow the cross domain requests on the server side. But what do you do when this … Continue reading "Cross Domain…

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