Tag Archives: Wordpress

What I’m Reading on 03/20/2014

20 essential WordPress plugins | Econsultancy “This is the eighth and final instalment (for now) in a series of posts discussing how to set up and run a WordPress blog from a relatively experienced expert, which will feature many helpful … Continue reading

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My annotated programming language history

I’ve been coding, a.k.a programming, since I was 15 years old. Since then I’ve used many programming languages. Some of them have been for work, some have been for fun. I mean, really, who hasn’t done some programing while on … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 12/05/2013

Mashery Gets Into The Hackathon Business – ReadWrite “Mashery, which Intel acquired back in April, specializes in managing application programming interfaces, or APIs—bits of code that allow apps to communicate with cloud services and one another. Hacker League founder Mike … Continue reading

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WordPress and automatic tagging of posts

There are basically four ways of finding things in a WordPress blog: Brute force looking through entries Using the built-in search or a web search tool like Bing or Google Looking at all posts in an assigned category Looking at … Continue reading

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Tuning up the website

I’m a bit under the weather today, so I’ve been sitting on the couch fiddling with this website, a WordPress blog. Its most recent large overhaul happened over the Christmas holidays at the end of 2009 when I archived my … Continue reading

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What I’m Reading on 08/03/2013

IBM, Open Source Robotics Foundation Partner for DARPA’s Cloud-Based Robotics Challenge | ExecutiveBiz “Open Source Robotics Foundation has picked an IBM company, SoftLayer Technologies, to co-host the first cloud-based robotics challenge  for the development of software that allows a simulated … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/02/2013

Dmitry Itskov and the Avatar Quest – NYTimes.com “His project, called the 2045 Initiative, for the year he hopes it is completed, envisions the mass production of lifelike, low-cost avatars that can be uploaded with the contents of a human … Continue reading

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Social Media and the Professional: Enterprise Social Media

In this series I’m looking at my experiences using social media as a business professional. In this entry I examine the rules and policies I personally use regarding enterprise social media. In the introduction to this series of blog entries, … Continue reading

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Social Media and the Professional: Twitter

In this series I’m looking at my experiences using social media as a business professional. In this entry I examine the rules and policies I personally use regarding Twitter. In the introduction to this series of blog entries, I asked … Continue reading

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Testing WordPress 3.4′s new Twitter integration

So evidently if I just put a Twitter URL on a line in a blog post, WordPress 3.4 will handle it as an embed and give you options to retweet it, etc. So let’s try one: I doubt many developers … Continue reading

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Killing WordPress page scam

I hate spam and I don’t think very highly of those who help create it. On my blog I have comments on entries locked after 3 days because 1) I think that’s enough time for people to respond, and 2) … Continue reading

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What I did (and didn’t do) on my summer vacation

Now that it’s early September, I suppose I can look back over the last several months and take stock of what happened over the summer season. Technically, summer is not quite over, but in northwest New York where I live … Continue reading

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Review of the blog for 2010 – October through December

I finish my survey of what I blogged about in 2010 as I look at the final three months of the year. Last Time: “Review of the blog for 2010 – July through September” Just as the third quarter of … Continue reading

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Mostly obvious predictions for open source in 2011, or are they?

I’ve been reading many of the lists of predictions for free and open source software in 2011. Most of them are pretty obvious: many of the things that were significant in 2010 will continue to be so in 2011. The … Continue reading

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Review of the blog for 2010 – January through March

With a little more than a week left in 2010, I thought I would go back and review some of the themes and entries from this blog since January. In many ways it was a strange year and my writing … Continue reading

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Replacement for delicious, if you want or need one

I was looking at some blog stats just now and saw that many people landed on some old entries that discussed what I would like to have as a replacement for the delicious social bookmarking service: del.icio.us replacement? del.icio.us replacement? … Continue reading

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Open source news slowing down?

I just did a tweet saying that I thought the number of news stories about open source seems to have slowed down quite a bit in the last month or so, outside of the major projects and companies. Indeed, the … Continue reading

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Daily links for 12/02/2010

How To Sell WordPress To Clients | Video User Manuals “Tammy Hart is an Automattic consultant who recently gave a talk at WordCamp Atlanta about “WordPress & Working with Clients”. She had such a positive response to her talk that … Continue reading

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Rotating header images for a WordPress theme

This entry is rather technical and is meant for those who deal with tinkering with WordPress-based websites. I recently switched from the Atahualpa theme for WordPress to the TwentyTen theme that started being shipped as the default with WordPress 3.0. … Continue reading

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Saturday slow down

Today was the autumn work day at the club on Lake Ontario where I keep my sailboat but I didn’t make it up there this morning. On Monday evening after work I was putting up a new aluminum storm window … Continue reading

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Yet another events calendar

Throughout the 6+ years that I have been blogging I’ve struggled with having an event calendar on my website. I’ve tried most of the WordPress plugins out there and either I didn’t like them, they were a pain with which … Continue reading

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Debugging the new theme

I’ve started using a new, simpler theme for my website. This is the TwentyTen theme that comes with WordPress 3. There are a few problems I’ve noticed so far, all of which have to do with width, especially images and … Continue reading

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Recategorizing the blog

When I reorganized my website and blog earlier this year, I redid the categories that I had used for five years in my older, now-archived blog. They seemed reasonable given what I usually wrote about. I went into WordPress this … Continue reading

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Daily links for 10/14/2010

Microsoft Gives its Blessing to OpenOffice.org – Open Enterprise “The criticisms made in the video are not really the point – they are mostly about OpenOffice.org not being a 100% clone of Microsoft Office, and compatibility problems with Microsoft’s proprietary … Continue reading

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Daily links for 09/26/2010

Ubuntu introduces new facial recognition interface technology | NewsDen “Today, our computers are generally accessed by input devices like mouse or keyboard or we have to touch it to access. But, that doesn’t mean that the PC needs an input … Continue reading

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Retheming the blog, again

I’m looking to change the theme of this blog and website, again. That’s not too bad for me, really, since I’ve had this look and feel for almost 10 months. At the end of 2009 I decided to archive the … Continue reading

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What’s holding back presentation software?

I can’t think of one thing I do with presentation software today other than creating PDFs that I didn’t do ten years ago. We have Microsoft PowerPoint, we have OpenOffice.org Impress, and IBM‘s Symphony. Over on the Mac we have … Continue reading

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Daily links for 08/05/2010

IBM, open source community aim to improve Internet accessibility | ZDNet “IBM and groups like the OpenAjax Alliance are launching a few initiatives to make the Internet more accessible to folks with mobility or sensory disabilities. The overarching theme here … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/30/2010

Multiple tag / category queries | WordPress Guy “Did you know that WordPress supports multiple tag queries?” tags: wordpress, category, tag, multiple just saying no to deer, with fencing — A Way to Garden “I GARDENED WITH THE DEER FOR … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/23/2010

Linux as a catalyst for a smarter planet | opensource.com “In this morning’s Red Hat Summit sessions, Jean Staten Healy and Bob Sutor of IBM presented on the solutions that communities around the world are implementing using Linux as a … Continue reading

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Daily links for 06/18/2010

WordPress › Blog » WordPress 3.0 “Thelonious” “Normally this is where I’d say we’re about to start work on 3.1, but we’re actually not. We’re going to take a release cycle off to focus on all of the things around … Continue reading

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12 days with an iPad

Twelve days ago I got a new iPad with WiFi and 3G and promptly took it on a one week business trip to Europe. Generally, I think it lived up to its hype and is quite elegant. I very much … Continue reading

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Daily links for 04/23/2010

WordPress › Blog » Secure File Permissions Matter “If you’re a web host and you turn a bad file permissions story into a WordPress story, you’re doing something wrong.” tags: wordpress Four Considerations When Using Open Source in Production | … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/30/2010

SUSE Linux Enterprise 11′s renewal plans – The H Open Source: News and Features “Other important features in Service Pack 1 are kernel resource management and support for up to 4096 CPUs and 16TB of RAM in a system. Xen … Continue reading

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Presentations: The death of complexity

I don’t know about you, but the presentations I create today are much simpler in design than those I created ten years ago. For example, I now never create presentations that include animation and builds slide transitions sound video Any … Continue reading

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Daily links for 03/07/2010

The web designer’s guide to WordPress | News | TechRadar UK “So what can WordPress do for designers? A lot, my friends! First and foremost, WordPress is a CMS.” tags: wordpress, cms, open-source How to run almost any OS on … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/07/2010

How to Become a Certified BBQ Judge – Associated Content – associatedcontent.com “Have you ever watched a BBQ cook-off on television, or gone to one of these live events and thought that judges at these events had the best job … Continue reading

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Daily links for 02/05/2010

Open source industry veteran Matt Asay joins Canonical as chief operating officer | Ubuntu “Canonical Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, announced today that open source industry veteran Matt Asay has joined the company as chief operating officer (COO) — … Continue reading

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What would ODF support for WordPress look like?

I was having a conversation today with a friend and somehow we got onto the topic of support for ODF, the Open Document Format, in WordPress. Drupal has some import support for ODF word processing files and that effort appears … Continue reading

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My new WordPress theme

After working through a lot of issues with my website over the December holidays, I started to look for a more modern and, frankly, better looking theme. After trying a dozen or so, I finally settled on Atahualpa. This theme … Continue reading

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Checking broken links in WordPress blogs

I just installed the Broken Link Checker plugin. It scans your blog entries and pages and gives you an nice report and way to fix any links that end up in the great web void rather than honest web pages. … Continue reading

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The great website reorganization of 2010

Well, I did it. Over the end of December, 2009, holiday break I took about 15 hours to do what I considered a much needed website reorganization. Here are the highlights: Modified my WordPress theme to have printing CSS support … Continue reading

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