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by: Bernard Teo

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Sun 20 Jul 2008

11469 customers in every corner of the world

Category : Commentary/11469Customers.txt

I have this "Mail we love to get" page where I stick the messages I've enjoyed getting from people who've found our products helpful - enough to want to write some nice words about how they've been using MailServe, DNS Enabler, etc.

At the top right hand corner of this page, I have a count of the number of customers we've had, based on the number of unique email addresses we've recorded onto our database. Admittedly this is not a scientifically accurate count because the same person could use more than one email address, but it should be a close enough approximation.

I've been manually updating this figure. But what I really wanted to do is to automate this via a PHP call to MySQL. So, I've just done that. Proves I can still code :-)

Posted at 2:31PM UTC | permalink

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