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Recently, I’ve been uploading video files to VideoPress.com. When uploading the files, I’ve generally kept the default naming scheme provided by the Flip Camera. On my machine, there were two different video files with a similar name but different extensions, video-4.mp4 and video-4.mov. The .mov file was the interview with (more…)

How much do we really know of individuals in the WordPress community? Unless you get to speak with them on a weekly basis or they are open about it via whatever method they choose, I don’t think we know very much. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Ronald since 2007. (more…)

Jason Schuller has published a great post that takes us on a journey on how he went from point A to point B. Two years ago, Jason was sitting in a cubicle. Today, he is one of the top guns when it comes to commercial WordPress themes. His story is (more…)

Over the weekend, numerous users on GoDaddy shared webhosting accounts reported that their sites had been hacked with injected malware. Neowin.net was able to get a hold of GoDaddy’s security expert Todd Redfoot who explained what happened: GoDaddy reassures customers that the attack was via WordPress and not an attack (more…)

I was fortunate enough to be one of the guests on episode 13 of the WordCast Conversations podcast. In this specific episode, I joined Brad Williams of WebDevStudios.com and Miriam Schwab of WPGarage.com to talk about WordPress 3.0. We each gave our opinions on the features that we were most (more…)

Fresh out of WordCamp San Francisco, Mashable has published an interview they conducted with Matt Mullenweg. Within this interview, Matt talks about the demise of Ning and how BuddyPress is a nice alternative, the WordPress foundation, and how the PressThis bookmarklet will eventually compete with the one Tumblr has. Matt (more…)

WPDocs was passed along on the hackers mailing list this morning. It was created by the folks over at The Dextrous Web which is a web development company that focuses on building websites for the public sector. The WordPress API along with files are located in a sidebar on the (more…)

I love it when other podcasts interview employees of Automattic, especially ones I’ve never heard from before. WordCast Conversations, episode twelve features an interview with Maya Desai who is charge of operations for Automattic. She is also the one WordCamp organizers most likely talk to when it comes to planning (more…)

There is a great post over on the Akismet blog talking about some of the newest trends they have noticed in web spam since 2005. Among them are Chinese wholesaler spam, human-posted spam, and malware spam. Considering the large volume of comments running through the Akisemet service, it’s always interesting (more…)

April has been a troubling time for a couple of well known web-hosts security wise. Ipstenu wrote a post on the various hacks that took place this month and I thought it was a well written piece that explains the variables that needed to happen for those events to occur. (more…)

Jean-Baptiste Jung who runs CatsWhoCode.com has compiled a list of what he considers to be the top WordPress hacks so far in 2010. Among the list are code snippets to allow contributors to upload files, display ‘time ago‘ dates, WordPress navigation outside the loop, and disallowing the ability to switch (more…)

If I were operating Network Solutions right now, I’d be on my knees begging for mercy. Browsing through my feedreader today, I came across a post on ComputerWorld.com mentioning that customers hosted on Network Solutions.com have been attacked again. This time, it’s not targeted at WordPress users. Sucuri Security Labs (more…)