News, reviews, business articles and site updates for a board games store in Canada

Site Server Move & Errors

Friday, August 19th, 2016 Posted in site updates | No Comments »

As many of you might have noticed, the website was down and not working properly for most of the day yesterday. Unfortunately, this was due to a server move that was required to ensure that we were ...

A gorilla, a dog and a horse walk into a bar…

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 Posted in business | No Comments »

Tell me if you've heard this one before. So, a gorilla, a dog and a horse walk into a bar.  What do you think they see? For each, their perspectives would be so different - from height differences to colour ranges ...

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 Posted in business | No Comments »

I thought I'd quickly write a little explanation of what happens when a customer (or we) find a bug in the website.   Most of the time, the process goes through the following stages: Awareness Logging Replication Triage Coding Fixes Testing Deployment Let's discuss them in more detail: Awareness Pretty self-explanatory, ...

Server Down! Server Down!

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 Posted in business | No Comments »

As many of you know, the site went down on Monday when the sale went live.  The load on the site tripled and a number of poorly coded portions started acting up.  For that, we do apologise to everyone, especially ...

Interac Online – New Payment Method

Friday, December 21st, 2012 Posted in business | 2 Comments »

As you probably have noticed, we now are able to take Interac Online on the site as another payment method.  It's something that we have actually been considering for a while; but it's taken a bit to get the system ...

Running the Sites Backend – Process Progression

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 Posted in articles, business | No Comments »

Over the years, the how and why of managing the websites' backend - the files and databases has seen a gradual progression to more complex methods.  I think in many ways it showcases the common route smaller e-commerce / online ...

Security – Trials & Tribulations

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 Posted in business | No Comments »

As a business, one of the greatest fears is a security breach that exposes customer financial information.  It's a nightmare; since being hit by something like this could potentially cripple a business.  We recently had a bit of a scare ...