Integrate Stripe Payment Processor with Mal’s E-commerce using my NEW Stripe4Mal Package!

November 4th, 2011


Thanks to a good friend of mine who suggested this, due to ongoing projects between us, we decided that we needed a non-PayPal way to accept credit cards for an e-commerce site we were working on putting together.  We were using Mal’s E-commerce for the cart solution, and we really liked Stripe Payment Processor, but nobody’s apparently found a way to link the two yet, or if they have, it’s not something they’ve made available publicly.

This changes today…  I present to you Stripe4Mal (direct download link to the package’s ZIP file).

Stripe4Mal is a PHP-based script, bundled with a self-written and illustrated (IE: screenshot graphics with generous textual description for my potential blind and visually impaired users), and even comes bundled with a copy of the Stripe API PHP library for your convenience when installing the Stripe4Mal package.

My hope is that this will be found useful by those with a strong desire to open a new online business or who wish to greatly improve the effectiveness of their business’s customer payment options.  I hope also that it will make at least one person successful in their endeavors, as an entrepreneur you have the power to help the world economy on its path to recovery, and for that I thank you and commend you!

Happy Selling!

Yes, I *am* Still Alive!

August 13th, 2011


Just dropping a quick note to let all my readers know that I *am* still alive, but, life has been crazy-busy lately.  I’ll get back to posting interesting things here soon (I’ve already had a few good ideas).

Also, I would like to announce, I will NOT be posting further school discussions.  Sorry about that, but once things fell apart, it just didn’t look like it would be worth the effort to do that again.

More fun stuff again soon!


What Happened to QuinnEbert.NET?

June 6th, 2011


A few days ago, CloudFlare, a service which provides advanced caching and security services to QuinnEbert.NET, experienced a major bug in one of their content caching systems, resulting in a sustained outage to this and a number of other sites (I personally know of one other site that I frequent that has admitted to being hit by the same bug).  In similar style to the experiences of that other site’s owner, I wrongly assumed my web site was totally trashed, and got a bit ahead of myself by trying to reinstall WordPress without first verifying that I had working database backups.

For those of us who use WordPress, we know WordPress needs these database backups, to provide the content that we have so carefully assembled and entered into our sites.  So, unfortunately, some data from QuinnEbert.NET has been irrevocably lost (I have some database backups from earlier in the year, but, I still have yet to decide if I want to make the possibly dangerous choice to try and import them).  In the meantime, I am moving forward, trying to slowly re-build my content repertoire.  You’ll notice that the existing look and feel is already back in place, thanks to these being physical files on the server’s disk, but you’ll also find menus still nonexistent and content previously linked all over the place is no-more.  My first efforts here will be to try and restore or re-create my statistically-most-interesting stuff, after which, other content will be restored or re-created as I am able to do so.

Thanks kindly for your patience and understanding!
–Quinn Ebert

PS: I will not be restoring old papers/discussions from class, due to the amount of work that would require, so sorry about that.  I will, however begin re-posting discussions and papers from my next set of classes, which begin on June 13TH.