Wednesday, July 20, 2016

A/B Test: Email Signup Overlay Timing

Premise: By default, email signup overlay shows immediately across all site pages. Adding a delay (6, 15, or 30 secs) will result in an increase in email signups. Visitors will be able to browse more of the page (or multiple pages) before being asked to subscribe and be more willing to subscribe.

Site: LZX
Days Running: 36

Result: No statistical difference in email signups. Test abandoned. However, there was a consistent downward email signup trend during testing (15 = ~20%, 30 = ~40%). Site engagement dipped across all tests (11-23%).

Outcome: Set the email signup overlay delay = 6 secs.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Angular2 fromPromise Does Not Exist On Type 'typeof Observable'

In VS2015, using Angluar 2, getting the following error: fromPromise Does Not Exist On Type 'typeof Observable'

Explicitly import fromPromise operator e.g.

import { Observable } from 'rxjs/Observable';
import 'rxjs/add/observable/fromPromise';

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Desktop PC Sounds High/Low Beeping and Turns Off During Boot

After turning on desktop PC, it makes a high/low beeping sound and then a few seconds later during boot up turns itself off.

In this specific case, the warning was an overheat warning. The CPU was overheating and shutting itself down for safety. The CPU heat sink was found to be slightly loose. Removing the CPU heat sink and removing/reapplying thermal grease resolve the issue.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Magento2 Enterprise Composer Install Error: Could not find package magento/project-enterprise-edition with Stability Stable

Creating a new Magento Enterprise setup via the command line using composer results in error: Could not find package magento/project-enterprise-edition with Stability Stable

 composer create-project --repository-url= magento/project-enterprise-edition <installation directory name>  

Magento support must enable downloading of M2 EE on your account. Generate secure keys on the Connect tab in your account (as needed).