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WordPress

Config-Driven WordPress at PDXWP

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:

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WordPress

List of Functions Removed from WordPress 3.6 RC2 since Beta 3 (and Added too)

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. […]

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WordPress

Do not change the default timezone from UTC in WordPress

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() […]

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Technology

Showing support for JavaScript and the Mozilla Developer Network

If you want to see access to JavaScript documentation improve on the Web, grab a copy of the code above from PromoteJS to boost the MDN PageRank. Dare I say, we must take the top spots away from W3Schools.

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My X-Team Superhero Identity Revealed

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 […]

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Technology

ECMAScript Proposal: Named Function Parameters

I recently ran across the ES wiki which is documenting proposals and features for new versions of ECMAScript (JavaScript). I was excited to see the spread operator “…” which basically brings Perl-style lists to JavaScript. I was also excited to see the spread-related rest parameters which basically implement Python’s positional parameter glob *args; however, I […]

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Technology

Programming Languages I’ve Learned In Order

Update: See also list on MY TECHNE. What follows are the programming languages I’ve learned in the order of learning them; their relative importance is marked up with big, and small indicates I didn’t fully learn or actually use the language. Perl 5 JavaScript / ECMAScript PHP 4 & 5 SQL Visual Basic 6 Java […]

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Technology

Proposal for Customizing Google’s Crawlable Ajax URLs

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 […]

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Photo of “Audible Ajax”

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.

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News

We’re Having a Baby Boy!

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” 😉