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The “New” FatLab… Or New Logo Anyway

October 26th, 2017 / Shane Larrabee
As much as I liked our previous logo, it was time for it to go. Out with the old and in with the new as someone wiser than myself once said. So with that I am thrilled to introduce our new logo and a few fun variations. The dog in
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Moving Your Site to SSL (the short version)

August 28th, 2017 / Shane Larrabee
Just the facts on moving your site to SSL/HTTPS for our
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Google Plans to Scare You into SSL this October

August 25th, 2017 / Shane Larrabee
Starting in October of this year, the Google Chrome browser is going to start scaring your website viewers by showing them a warning for non SSL
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I (Finally) Released an Ebook on Website Security

May 18th, 2017 / Shane Larrabee
I say “finally” because this thing was actually written two years ago and sadly I just never got it completely finalized and posted. It’s something that I remembered from time to time but again just never managed to get it posted. About a week ago, I found the files again
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PHP Update Roadmap

April 13th, 2017 / Shane Larrabee
What is PHP? Let’s geek out a little bit here, if you don’t mind. For those who don’t know, PHP is a programming language that popular web platforms/CMS’ are written in, WordPress and Drupal for example are written in PHP. PHP is an open source language and like most software
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State of the Biz (Q1 – 2017)

April 6th, 2017 / Shane Larrabee
2017 Q1 Report In my continued effort from the end of 2016 when I posted “State of the Biz 2016 (Annual)“, I figured I would post another State of the Biz report. I like the idea of the transparency even though it’s not like we have stock holders to answer to
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Introducing High Availability Databases

March 21st, 2017 / Shane Larrabee
"High Availability" means that each database has 2 replicas and if one of those were to have a problem the other two remain online and the hosted websites are unaffected. This also aids in website load
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Moving a WordPress Site to SSL (Updated: 2017)

March 9th, 2017 / Shane Larrabee
An update to an article I wrote exactly 2 years ago. Many of the challenges remain the same but the stakes are much higher as Google penalizes those sites that are not SSL compliant.
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We’re a 2017 American Express® Card Member Favorite

February 18th, 2017 / Shane Larrabee
We are happy to announce that we’ve been named a 2017 Card Member Favorite. We work with a lot of clients and thanks to American Express® Card Members—who continue to choose us again and again—our business has been recognized for being a preferred provider of website
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RIP: The Original “Fat Lab”

January 16th, 2017 / Shane Larrabee
A dog's legacy is typically limited to the memory of its family. However back in 2011, I named this company after the most prominent physical trait of my black lab
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