Monthly Archives: April 2011

Two Reasons Tumblr is Upstaging WordPress.com

There was a discussion on WPCandy a few weeks ago asking if Tumblr was the new WordPress. Many commenters on the post tout Tumblr’s features, like post formats, as the key to its success. These are only a small part of the … Continue reading

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Will Apple buy Facebook? Or even Google?

Ridiculous right? But with $65 billion in cash, such ridiculousness is becoming a real possibility. The NYT notes: acquisition of Facebook remained a remote possibility. … Facebook, which recently raised $1.5 billion in a financing round led by Goldman Sachs … Continue reading

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Priority -1000 for WordPress Hooks, Actions and Filters

I recently came across some code which set the priority parameter for an add_action() call to -1000. I’d never seen a negative number, or such a large number used for a WordPress action or filter’s priority. Turns out, it’s actually necessary to use such … Continue reading

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5 Awesome Companies That Emerged From Crappy Ideas

5 Awesome Companies That Emerged From Crappy Ideas. » A great reminder that a key ingredient for startup success is to be flexible. On my primary product, I’ve made 2 major pivots in 4 months. I’m learning to focus on … Continue reading

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Git to SVN: Automated WordPress Plugin Deployment

During my daily commutes through Version Control land, I’d gladly never leave Git’s bountiful pastures. Alas, to deploy my WordPress plugins, I must check-in my code to a Subversion repository on plugins.svn.wordpress.org. There are a few tutorials floating around the web which … Continue reading

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Reflections on Wikileaks, Spycatcher and Freedom of the Press

The High Court was very clear in declaring that an Australian Court should not act “to protect the intelligence secrets and confidential political information” of a foreign government … via Reflections on Wikileaks, Spycatcher and Freedom of the Press – speech … Continue reading

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