Tonight at the Portland WordPress User Group (PDXWP), I’m speaking on “Config-Driven WordPress”. See the proof of concept repo on GitHub, and here’s my presentation:
On an ongoing client project at X-Team, since the site was to launch in the summer we took the initiative to build a new site on WordPress 3.6 trunk “knowing” that it would be released before then, and so we could utilize the new Post Formats UI and functions that went along with it. Alas. […]
I discovered something a bit surprising about WordPress related to timezones: WordPress explicitly sets and expects the default timezone to be UTC (in settings.php) and the date/time functions sometimes rely on the fact that the default timezone is UTC. For instance if you do date_default_timezone_set(get_option(‘timezone_string’)) and then later try to get a GMT timestamp from get_post_time() […]
Tonight we at X-Team had a very special meeting: the induction ceremony for new superheroes! X-Team employees are given superhero identities, and I was next in line for induction along with Wojtek Zając and Ben King. Our meeting was extra special because five of us have been together in Los Angeles this month working for […]
On the Shepherd Interactive site, we have a dynamic navigation menu in Flash. In order to prevent it from having to reload each time a page is changed, I implemented Ajax loading so that the SWF only has to load once. This is similar to what Lala and Facebook do. So if your browser is […]
I miss the Audible Ajax podcast on Ajaxian. Photo by my friend Nathan Watkins; taken 2006-07-17 in Midelt, Morocco where I was soaking in the podcast.
Five months in, I’m pleased to publicly announce that my wife and I are expecting a baby boy at the end of May! His name is “Asecret” 😉