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SHOW NOTES

  • Intro music created by Spectral Wolf – check out spectralwolf.net

  • The MageTalk.com domain is finally setup. Thanks again to Matt from RocketWeb for hooking that up

  • Submit comments on the podcast at magetalk.com!

  • Alessandro Ronchi said “subscribe to MageTalk and you’ll love commuting!”. Thanks Allesandro!

  • Webgriffe_Maintenance allows you to easily put up a maintenance page for your site, for specific IP addresses, as well as basic authentication. Useful for locking down staging sites.

  • MageTalk has a blogroll!
    blog.philwinkle.com
    magemail.co/blog
    classyllama.com/blog
    fabrizio-branca.de
    sweettoothrewards.com/blog

  • The Llama Commerce Show is a cool podcast with great eCommerce strategy

  • MageTalk is not useful at all for actual eCommerce strategy. It’s more like inside baseball talk for the dev community.

  • The difference between waterfall and agile/retainer billing engagements for Systems Integrators.

  • Women in the Magento community are awesome!

  • It seems crazy to Kalen that more Magento stores aren’t with a solid, specialized Magento host.

  • Kalen is having a great experience with Sonassi for Magento hosting. Phillip’s had a great experience with Nexcess but not-so-great experience with hosting companies that shall not be named.

  • Back in 1999, Phillip had a blog roll, a web ring, and a PayPal link on his site.

  • Phillip owns 1 billionth of a Bitcoin.

  • The Jamaican bobsled team from the winter olympics this year were funded by Dogecoin.

  • PayPal is now accepting Bitcoin! Phillip is going to buy a carpenter’s pencil at Home Depot for his $5 worth of Bitcoin via PayPal.

  • You can go to City Winery in New York City and pay your bill with the PayPal app.

  • Some dude writes a crazy article on forbes that WooCommerce is a better and safer choice than Magento. Phillip posts a scathingly true, epic comment.

  • eBay is spinning PayPal off as a separate public company. Kalen thinks the sky is falling but Phillip reassures us that it’s no big deal.
    — Roy speculates that Magento will be sold off. The heck, bro?
    — DHH says “Ebay is like a foster home for tech adolescents who upset their industry and then didn’t know where to go. First Skype, now PayPal.”

  • Extension of the Week: Granify – which is a service that helps to drive sales by detecting customers that are getting ready to bounce and popping up some kind of notification to them based on what objections they may have to purchasing.

  • Homework for developers: For every site that you go to, copy and paste the price outside the browser to try to get a popup to come up.

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