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high availability databases

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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FatLab, LLC

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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Our First Formal Advertising Campaign

January 3rd, 2017 / Shane Larrabee
In 2017 one of our focuses will be growing our association client base. To kick off this new focus, we have just launched our first advertising campaign.
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web maintenance in 2016 and 2017

Wrapping Up 2016

December 31st, 2016 / Shane Larrabee
Every year for over 40 years I have found myself making new year's resolutions, acting as if the end of current year is some kind of critical deadline and of course being disappointed that I made very little progress on last year's
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Yet Another New Web Site

December 22nd, 2016 / Shane Larrabee
As a company that handles many marketing based tasks a day, one of the absolute hardest tasks is to market our own company. I don't think this any different for most folks in any industry, hence the saying: "the cobbler's son has no shoes",
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Coworker Picks Fist Fight In Video Chat

December 6th, 2016 / Shane Larrabee
A Photo is Worth… That headline of course makes no sense, but yet it still seems worthy of a tabloid, FaceBook meme or some other not-to-be taken seriously medium. Oh and I just love this screenshot from a meeting we had this morning. Like any other typical meeting we have,
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FatLab 5 Years of Website Maintenance Services

It’s This Pup’s Birthday

November 21st, 2016 / Shane Larrabee
We Are 5 Years Old (35 in Dog Years) It was 5 years ago this month that I launched FatLab, LLC. The weather was just starting to get cold in Northern Virginia and it had gotten dark depressingly early due to daylight savings when I announced to my wife that
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clients love us

Our Clients Love Us

October 27th, 2016 / Shane Larrabee
The Unsexiest Part of Web Development Website maintenance and support is just about the unsexiest part of the web development space. Seriously, the designers get most the credit because they make the site look good. The developers may get credit for making things work but who really wants to handle
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