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Upgrading from Piwik 2.17.1 to Piwik 3.0.0

Piwik have just announced the release of Piwik 3.0 and I was excited to try it out. I've been running Piwik on this site for just over a year. I like Piwik because it allows me to run analytics1 on this site while respecting users privacy, giving users …

Calls from the bank

I bank with one of the big four banks in Australia I recently got a call, and it started off

"Hi I'm Taylor1 I'm calling from {bank_name} and I'd like to talk to you about a letter you received from the bank recently"

I hadn't seen any letter but …

The Search Bubble

Duck Duck Go have a very compelling argument for why we should use them over say Google or another search engine. Apart from the privacy aspect where they claim they are not tracking us1. They talk about the "search bubble" it's easy to see, just open up a new …

Using Piwik Analytics

I once heard Google Analytics described as crack cocaine for marketing folks and webmasters. Now I've never tried crack cocaine, but I have tried Google Analytics and I can see why once you have had it, it's pretty hard to let go.

It gives you a bunch of information, most …

Good Bye Google

I'm planning on writing a series of posts tagged with "Good bye Google" that will cover my progress over the last few year in leaving the Google eco-system and moving to open source self hosted alternatives.

I wanted to start with this post first though to explain my rational behind …

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