Resending dropped emails in Mailgun

I use a custom setup of Mailgun and Mailtrain to send out my newsletters. Recently I had an issue with sending out my latest newsletter, and came up with a solution I figured I would like to share. My small issue with Mailgun & Mailtrain Now don’t get me wrong, Mailgun + Mailtrain is a fantastic combo and saves me hundreds of dollars when sending out newsletters. If your’e not using it - you should be! »

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The biggest problem with the Mac App Store

So, I’m in the midst of a Mac App Store related support nightmare right now… I uploaded an important update to Cookie yesterday (v5.8.1), and in my haste (it was a long day, and I uploaded it around 2am) it had a receipt checking bug. Cookie icon Now, normally this wouldn’t be a problem, as this particular bug should be easily caught in Apple’s own review system. The only real harm is having to upload a fixed binary and wait through the review process again. »

#deletefacebook - privacy issues and deleting facebook

Its been a long time coming, and i’ve thought about it often. But seeing Elon Musk delete his companies facebook accounts finally gave me the push I needed to do the same. I deleted fb off my iPhone months ago, and haven’t missed it. Just recently I’ve found myself wasting more time on their platform on my desktop though… something which I don’t like. So after hearing the news on Musk was all I needed to make the leap. »

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creating EDM in GarageBand

So I was a little bored yesterday, and figured I’d really like to try making some edm (electronic dance music). I watched a couple of youtube tutorials, updated Garageband - and dove right in. EDM My favourite style of music is Electronic music, and within this genre, I really like progressive and dark house. I find this really nice to workout and just generally zone out too. It was natural then that I was always going to make something which included all these elements. »

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Email marketing with MailTrain in Plesk Onyx

So I ran in to a few small issues getting an email marketing solution based on MailTrain running in Plesk Onyx. Nothing show stopping - but I figured I’d archive this here, so no one else has to waste a full day getting it all configured just right. 🙂 Email marketing - A problem in search of an answer A little background… I’m not the best at email marketing (or social media…. »