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Open for Business during COVID-19

There has been a lot of noise regarding the current coronavirus outbreak and I’ve been trying hard not to add to the volume.  That said, we’ve had a number of customers come to us this week asking what we were doing and what has changed so I wanted to address that… Dogsbody Technology are open […]

Exploring character encoding types

Morse code was first used to transfer information in the 1840’s.  As you’re probably aware, it uses a series of dots and dashes to represent each character. Computers need a way to represent characters in binary form – as a series of ones and zeros – equivalent to the dots and dashes used by Morse […]

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Amazon Linux 1 goes EOL 30 June 2020

On the 30th June 2020, Amazon Linux 1 goes End of Life (EOL). We recommend you upgrade to Amazon Linux 2. Technology and security evolves. New bugs are fixed and new threats prevented, so in order to maintain a secure infrastructure it is important to keep all software and systems up to date. Once an […]

Apprentice Guide: How to Impress IT Employers

This week (3-7 February) is National Apprenticeship Week 2020.  Dogsbody Technology have been hiring IT apprentices since 2013 and have seen A LOT of apprentice CV’s in that time! It still surprises us that applicants don’t sell themselves well, and is one of the biggest reasons we still give telephone interviews to a vast majority […]

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Magento 1.x EOL June 2020

Magento v1 (all versions up to and including v1.9.4.3) will stop receiving software security updates after June 2020. Don’t leave it too late to migrate if you haven’t already. This affects both editions of Magento… Open Source (formerly “Community Edition”) Commerce (formerly “Enterprise Edition”) We recommend you upgrade to the latest version of Magento 2, […]

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Debian 8 Jessie EOL 30th June 2020

On the 30th June 2020, Debian 8 “Jessie” goes End of Life (EOL). We recommend you upgrade to Debian 10 “Buster” (skipping Debian 9 if possible). Debian 8 was one of a few OS’s that supported PHP 5, even after official support by the PHP developers ended in 2018. Debian 10 supports PHP 7.3, which […]