Blogging has been live since October 14th and has already accumulated over 1,000 registered users. The site has also been in the top 5 of traffic referrals to, thanks in large part to the unsolicited submission of articles and upvotes. We extend a huge thank you to all who (more…)

Jonathan Dingman over at has published a funny piece that illustrates how comment spammers are able to be so randomly creative with their posts. One of his spam comments contained the entire template of text used to generate random comments. How many combinations of spam can you make with (more…)

Last year John O’Nolan caused quite a stir when he announced that he intended to fork WordPress to create Ghost, a new open source blogging platform. O’Nolan posted his proposed designs for Ghost on his website, originally intending for it to be a minimalist concept of WordPress with a blog-oriented (more…)

The following post was written by Erlend Sogge Heggen of Erlend spends his copious amounts of spare time managing the jMonkeyEngine project, all the while sticking his nose into whatever open source projects left the door unlocked. He’s a veteran WP amalgamator, webmastering many a site as a hobbyist (more…)

As laid out by, the question is simple. Should you close comments on older blog posts? While their article goes into specific reasons as to why or why not, I’ve personally been a fan of closing comments on articles that are 180 days old. I think the bulk of (more…)

It’s a well known fact that shows display advertising but until I read this article on, I’ve never looked into what kind of advertising was presented on certain blogs. has a couple of screenshots of ads they discovered while browsing on and perhaps the most (more…)

It’s time I get a few things off my chest when it comes to browsing the web. I love browsing through my feed reader to get a grasp on the various news stories surrounding WordPress and my favorite subjects and in the course of a few months, I’ve developed just (more…)

Jean-Baptiste Jung has a good blog post over at The Blog Herald that questions whether FeedBurner is still relevant. In the post, Jean examines how in the past month, his numbers if varied widely. As a long time user of FeedBurner, I too have seen numbers vary wildly with no (more…)

Woopra Client 1.4 has been released to the public after a few months of beta testing. This new version includes a number of new features and enhancements. For instance, Woopra users now have the ability to embed a chat widget onto their site that enables inbound chatting whereas before, it (more…)

Now that I’ve weathered the storm and the attacks have subsided for now, I think it would be good to share with you what my raw access log files looked like during that day to see the distributed denial of service in action. Thanks to Kim Parsell, I was able (more…)