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Combining multiple CSV files with your Mac OS X

If you have ever used a Windows or Dos based system, one thing that you may have appreciated is the possibility to use wildcards while searching for files and directories. Unfortunately, this opportunity it exists on Macintosh, but you have to remember to specify the exact path where you are looking for the files. Failing in this, LS will nastily...

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Open multiple instances of an application in OS X

Nobody wants to run multiple instances of a program at the same time, and I don’t want it either. And Mac OS X is doing a great job for this as by default it is designed to handle software in a single-instance launching allowing the user to have it only once at a time.  As long as the software has a nice “Window” function and it supports floating...

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COPPA comes in force as of today July the 1st 2013

You may have heard about this or may be not. It the latter is the case, well as of today July the 1st 2013 the COPPA comes in force. If your brain is still puzzled about what it is, no it’s not the Italian cured meat specialty typical of the southern regions, rather a new regulation to monitor and protect children data online. Its acronym - Children...

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The "diff" in SEO: how to use the unix or linux command line tool

When it comes to debug a web site, no matter what the reason could be (e.g. hacked web site or just to check what changes have been done), another useful command offered by the *nix is the Diff command. The diff command is typically used to show the changes between one file and its former version. I don’t want to enter into details explaining every...

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A hacked web site: how to (quickly) professionally diagnose it

Webmasters should be jealous of their own web site; regardless it is a little one or a huge site. After all, all the time spent on designing and creating the template, than in creating valuable asset for the users, cannot really be estimated in monetary figures if this is not a business site with a project, a deadline and a budget already in place...

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Why should you know about the tools you use for your SEO work?

Sometimes I assume that everybody I work with come from the same background of mine; front end web designing with coding expertise all mixed up with roughly 10 years of digital marketing expertise. Clearly I’m wrong; and making the wrong assumptions can cost quite a lot time when it comes to verify how the job you delegated is done. Today I’d like...

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