If you asked me a year ago who Chris Lema was, I wouldn’t be able to tell you. My experience up to that point was a brief mention by my friend Josh at Event Espresso that his was a blog worth reading. Chris tweets a lot — one of my biggest turn-offs when I am… Continue reading This is why I read Chris Lema
Category: welcome to the working week
Holy Botnet, Batman! How do I change my admin username?
You may have heard about the massive security threat toward Joomla and WordPress sites. (If not WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN???) There are lots of posts around the web on the subject, but not a lot of answers to “well, how do I change my username from admin?” This post answers that question. Answer 1: You don’t… Continue reading Holy Botnet, Batman! How do I change my admin username?
Brian posted a link to Cat Signal on Post Status. It may not be the same thing (yet) as being Dugg but it’s still pretty cool. I still need to write up a post on how and why I wrote the plugin…
Cat Signal: An advocacy plugin for the Internet Defense League : Post Status.
How to crash IE9 with CSS
Event Espresso videos
Threw together a couple videos for Event Espresso today. Besides the staff meetings and the last live Event Espresso hangout, this is the first time I’ve really gotten to use my new boom for a video. Pretty happy with the result (particularly the second video) which makes me look forward to finally starting on the… Continue reading Event Espresso videos
My first course on Pluralsight
It’s happened. And it was much more work than I had originally anticipated. Much listening to (and cringing at) myself talk and trying to edit out all the “uh”s and “um”s (or as many as I could manage). Content wasn’t an issue, it was a matter of organizing the content into a structure and providing… Continue reading My first course on Pluralsight
When I’m too smart for tech support…
This isn’t the first time I’ve contacted web hosting tech support only to find out they couldn’t help me and managed to fix the problem myself. This time the support on the other end was HostGator. To their credit, the rep I talked to seemed to genuinely want to help. However, after 40 minutes it was… Continue reading When I’m too smart for tech support…
Permission to say “no”
WordPress + Koding == Awesome
I just discovered that you can install a live WP site on Koding. Here’s how I set mine up:
The first rule of functions…
The first rule of functions is that they should be small. The second rule of functions is that they should be smaller than that. Functions should not be 100 lines long. Functions should hardly ever be 20 lines long. What Constitutes Clean Code in WordPress? – @tommcfarlin (original quote from Clean Code by Bob Martin)