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Protecting Against Textfile Collector Script Failure

Protecting Against Textfile Collector Script Failure

Monitoring bespoke metrics with Prometheus textfile collector scripts can fail in such a way that all your monitors look fine but actually there is a problem. Here's how to prevent that. When...

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Spreadsheet hell: there has to be a better way!

Spreadsheet hell: there has to be a better way!

Businesses run on data. And there are some really good systems available to manage some of that data. Your financial data might live in Xero or Quickbooks or Sage. And your customer data lives in...

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At Montacute again

At Montacute again

Last year we didn't quite manage to achieve all of our volunteering goals - the weather and our workload conspired against us - so this year we've made a strong start early on with a second...

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Volunteering on the allotment

Volunteering on the allotment

It's part of the human condition to not really appreciate how lucky were are. We think times are tough if we get caught in the rain, or fight with the kids. But there are people in our own...

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You want security? You have to ask for it

You want security? You have to ask for it

I know at Freshleaf we’re a bit guilty of going on (and on) about website and application security, code quality, and the consequences of leaving online data protection to chance. We treat...

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We need to talk about tech debt

We need to talk about tech debt

Technical debt is part of the landscape of development. But so often it's the elephant in the room - we all know it's there, but we can't talk to customers about it. Why is that? What is...

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Are you expecting too much from your audience?

Are you expecting too much from your audience?

I don’t consider myself to be a usability expert by any stretch. I like to think I’m pretty familiar with some of the basic usability tenets: KISS (keep it simple, stupid), Don’t make me think!...

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GDPR – Gigantically Dull Privacy Rubbish, or vital for the greater good?

GDPR – Gigantically Dull Privacy Rubbish, or vital for the greater good?

Yes, I know, yet another blog post about GDPR. I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of time and effort on reading, understanding and implementing the new regulations over the last 12 months, and like...

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Technical SEO: Is It Relevant To My Website?

Technical SEO: Is It Relevant To My Website?

Guest Post: Victoria Greene looks at whether technical SEO is relevant to your website. Is it relevant? In a nutshell: yes. Even a small portfolio website needs strong SEO foundations, and a...

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Celebrating 10 years of Freshleaf

Celebrating 10 years of Freshleaf

This year we're celebrating ten years of doing fantastic work for some amazing customers. Yep, 2018 is Freshleaf's 10th birthday. Some of you might not know that the organisation that was to...

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