October 2010

There’s been a lot of hype around a new tool that was released not too long ago called FireSheep. In a nutshell, FireSheep is an extension for FireFox that monitors the airwaves of public Wi-Fi to sniff out login credentials to popular websites such as WordPress.com, self-hosted WordPress installations, Twitter, (more…)

This post is an FYI to plugin developers. According to Scribu who posted on the WordPress development update blog, If you were using register_activation_hook() to also handle updates from older versions of your plugins, you will not be able to do so any more in WP 3.1: [16012]The activation hook (more…)

The largest search engine for work-from-home and freelance jobs DoNanza has released their quarterly State of the Work-From-Home and Freelancing Economy trends report. Based on their findings, WordPress is still the king when it comes to demand for use in projects as it had six times the amount of projects (more…)

Once again, the discussion of WordPress and Easter eggs has popped up on the WP-Hackers mailing list. This time, it was a story shared by Eric Mann regarding a client of his who thought their website was hacked after accidentally triggering the Easter egg where you compare a revision to (more…)

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the folks over at PollDaddy.com for sponsoring my trip to WordCamp Detroit. Without their support, I would not have been able to attend. If you’re looking for an easy to use service to poll your readers or conduct surveys, definitely give them (more…)

During the conference, I randomly pulled two people aside attending the event to get their take on how things were progressing. I wanted to know if they had learned anything new and what they thought of the event overall. The attendees are Rick McGrath and Ana Kelly both whom work (more…)

This is an interview with Anthony Montalbano who is one of the main reasons why WordCamp Detroit was able to take place this year, a first for Michigan. In this interview, I ask Anthony what was the largest hurdle he had to jump over in order to make the event (more…)

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the folks over at PollDaddy.com for sponsoring my trip to WordCamp Detroit. Without their support, I would not have been able to attend. If you’re looking for an easy to use service to poll your readers or conduct surveys, definitely give them (more…)

As you’re reading this, I’m currently on my way to North West Detroit for WordCamp Detroit that’s taking place this weekend. Luckily for me, a person canceled at the last minute and I was able to pick up the ticket. Based on the schedule of speakers and presentations, it looks (more…)

1.2.6 Release – Many of the tickets left for 1.2.6 have patches. Ticket 2587 appears to be the only blocker dealing with the ability to hide multiple child-level comments. The feeling is that 1.2.6 is really close but a firm date can not be given. When JJJ entered the chat (more…)