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Been way too long since I've posted something here. Life has been busy. Isn't that the excuse everyone uses? I'll change the theme up soon. Don't want anyone's eyes to bleed! Regardless this weekend I really wanted to get Owncloud set up on one of my Webfaction servers. I've used Dropbox, Sparkleshare, Bittorrent Sync for years and even tried a few other file sharing apps along the way. I set up Owncloud way back when on Amazon hosting for a client and it worked well but this latest release seems way better. At least from my limited use.
We recently switched our live website at work to the new Django backend I had created. With that our old Magento instance can go away! Well, sort of. I still may need to reference it in the future so I needed to replicate the Magento install locally. Our Magento version was old (18.104.22.168) and I work on a Mac so I needed a way to duplicate the server environment. Enter Vagrant. I already had a working VirtualBox installation so install was pretty simple. Then I found this awesome recipe for Magento that happened to be just what I needed.
Setting up your Mezzanine based site to pull in a feed from Twitter has changed quite a bit over the past few years as the system has evolved. Now its incredibly simple to set up but the documentation is pretty terse and it's not immediately evident how to do it. All you have to do is follow a few simple steps:
Recently I've needed to create a development version of our Magento website so I can work on / break things and not break the live site. The phpMyAdmin in MAMP does not like large database imports though, as they will usually fail. This seems to happen especially with Magento databases for me. The simple way to get around this is to not use phpMyAdmin at all for loading the database. Instead, I've found loading it directly through mysql works and it's a LOT faster.