The random eclecticisms of loonytoons

Magento Products Inc Tax Issue

I’ve recently been working on quite a complex magento setup, that involves a number of different stores based in different countries. A problem was reported where some stores appeared to be adding the tax twice in the shopping cart. The product prices had been setup including tax but the...

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PHP Rounding Issue

So today I came across a wierd rounding issue in PHP, where the round function was just not returning the result that I was expecting. It seemed to be rounding the value down rather than up. Passing a float value of 14.875 (generated by a multiplier calculation) I was...

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Rendili Web Writing Tips

As my blog has been relatively quiet recently, I thought I’d take this opportunity to let you know that an article I’ve written about how to write for the web has just been published on my company’s website. I work for a small company called Rendili, and you can...

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Ada Lovelace Day 2010

So today is Ada Lovelace Day, a day organised to highlight the wide-ranging contributions and achievements of women in science and technology. While in general I try to stay away from the whole gender debate surrounding these industries, I don’t think that anyone can deny that women form a...

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Intermittent Posting

I’ve been feeling bad about not posting for a while, but I’ve just realised how long it’s been! All I can say is that it’s testament to how busy I’ve been recently. I take quite a bit of time tweaking my blog posts until I am happy with them,...

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Coding standards

First off let me apologise if this turns into a little bit of a rant from me but this is a pet topic of mine so I could be liable to¬† go off on one. I’ve also just been working on a project that has had me running into...

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Blog Action Day – Climate Change

So today is blog action day, and this year the big drive is to get everyone talking about climate change. Now this is quite a big topic and one that I feel quite strongly about, among many other things. It’s just unfortunate that I’ve been so busy lately that...

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PHPNW09 write up

So it’s a few days after PHPNW09 now, and I think I have finally fully recovered! For anyone who has never been to a conference I really would suggest that you check it out and look into any events that happen near you,as they really are worth every penny...

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Magento – changing the root folder after install

Current magento version – 1.3.2.4 I’m guessing that quite a few people will have done what I did when I initially set up Magento, which was to just move the magento folder into my required document root and then go in and run the installer. Logically all the files...

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Magento – using jQuery

Current magento version – 1.3.2.4 jQuery is my favoured javascript library. It is the one I use most so it’s familiar and I can develop quickly with it. Magento however relies heavily on a mix of prototype, scriptalicious and their own varien scripts, none of which I’m familiar with...

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