Month: September 2014

The Basics of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

A lot of people consider search engine optimisation a black art, something completely unintelligible to us mere mortals. That’s not true. Whilst some of the more advanced techniques really are magic, 90% of SEO boils down into one simple statement: If you make your website better for a human reader, then it will be better […]

Integrating IIS with JIRA or Confluence Results in HTTP 500 Error

While I was setting up our internal JIRA and Confluence instances, I wanted to give them “proper” URLs, such as and We use Microsoft’s IIS web server for all of our other websites, so we wanted to use this as a reverse proxy. Atlassian has instructions for doing this, which I dutifully followed. […]

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