1. Setting the wp_remote_get() User Agent

    I was recently trying to make some API requests from within WordPress using `wp_remote_get()`, but the site I was asking for data from was rejecting requests from the default WordPress User Agent. I tried to set the user agent to something different, but it still wasn’t working: $response = wp_remote_get($url, array(   ‘timeout’ => 20,   ‘User-Agent’…

  2. Share Icon on Google Homepage

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    It was very cool to see the Share Icon on Google’s homepage today. Thanks to Mark for making sure I saw it. This post is part of the project: Share Icon. View the project timeline for more context on this post.

  3. I just happily paid for another 2 years of FastMail1 service for my personal email. I’ve been using them since 2004 and can’t recommend them highly enough.


    1. This is a referral link. 
  4. When using a framework, any framework:

    source code > documentation.

    Always read/reference the source.

  5. Local *.dev and *.app via Dnsmasq on Mac OS X

    I am in the process of setting up a development environment on a new machine and one of the things I decided to do is route all .dev domains to my local (built-in) Apache web server while I route all .app domains to my Laravel Homestead Vagrant environment. To never have to monkey with your…

  6. Star Wars VII, Trailer 2

    The new Star Wars trailer is fantastic. Take a minute to look at the scene by scene breakdown at The Verge. And today the Battlefront game trailer was released. I’m not a gamer, but this looks pretty impressive.

  7. OS X Reviewed →

    Thanks to John for writing the canonical OS X reviews for so long. It sometimes took me weeks to finish them but I always learned things that helped me get more out of my tools. I look forward to hearing his thoughts on the next OS version on ATP.

  8. An Interview with The Dan Plan →

    An interesting Q&A session with the fellow who is testing the Malcolm Gladwell 10,000 hours posit by learning how to golf. I was interested to see he’s a 3 handicap now, about halfway through his journey.

  9. Twitter and What Might Have Been →

    Indeed, I would argue that what makes Twitter the company valuable is not Twitter the app or 140 characters or @names or anything else having to do with the product: rather, it’s the interest graph that is nearly priceless.

    This is a really interesting way to look at Twitter as a business: based on who I follow, searches I do, etc., they know what topics I’m interested in and am willing to spend time on. I agree that this type of “interest” data should be incredibly valuable as it’s own product.

  10. TIL: If you leave it to run overnight, Dropbox really will finish syncing 250k+ files to a new machine.

  11. Designing for Humans — Accounting for Inclusivity and Accessibility

    Dave does a really nice job calling out things with a nice mix between “gentle nagging” and “teaching”. If everyone who makes things spent 6 minutes watching this video and then let it seep into their consciousness, I believe they would inherently ask more questions and consider more conditions as they strive to create a…