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November 19, 2015

Low Cost Backups with AWS Glacier

How to set up AWS Glacier to enable low-cost backups.

Set-up Glacier Log into your AWS console and select Glacier. Create a vault in your desired region. Add Archives to Vault CLI (OSX or Linux) (Untested Windows)

Using the very good Java CLI tool glacieruploader available at

Requirements Java JDK (v1.6 or higher) Set-Up Download the binary by following instructions in the Github repo and rename to glacieruploader.jar. Set-up configuration files In home directory create


In home directory create .glacieruploaderrc


Upload [...]
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November 18, 2015

Add Google Analytics eCommerce Tracking with Magento and Google Tag Manager

Howdy folks,


Today we’re going to learn how to add Google Analytics to a Magento site, and pimp it out with eCommerce conversion tracking.

Bonus fun: We’re going to do it all via Google Tag Manager.

Google Tag Manager is pretty cool. In a nutshell, what it does is take lots of the script tags you insert into webpages and refers to them into a single Google Tag Manager script tag (called a container). The big upside of this is that if you need to add/remove/edit any one of those tags, you don’t have to make changes to the code itself, you simply edit your settings in Google Tag Manager, and your changes get pushed to your site [...]

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November 6, 2015

Block PayPal Payment Gateway Referrals in Google Analytics

This comes up almost everytime I setup an eCommerce store and everytime I forget how to do block referrals from Paypal and use the original source as the origin of the checkout. So for myself an everyone else out there this is how we show true data in Google Analytics instead of PayPal when it redirects after a successful payment.

Login to PayPal – This is actually a PayPal issue so we need to reconfigure this in PayPal

Assuming you have a Business Account go to Profile in the top right hand corner and then click Profile and Settings. Once this loads go to Selling Tools in the left menu. Once this loads click on Update on the right for Website [...]