May, 2005

  1. Popularity Contest Plugin (beta 4)

    I’ve posted beta 4 of my Popularity Contest plugin. This release has one main change: better compatibility with foreach loops and PHP installations that have register_globals enabled. In the plugin code, I access cached WordPress data whenever I can so I don’t have to make additional database queries. However, depending on the syntax used for…

  2. Around the web

    Sky Roll – carry-on suitcase with garment bag – wish I’d thought to order it before the wedding I went to last weekend. ESPN.com – MINORLBB – Boyd has another solid outing for minor-league team – I can see the “Oil Can rusty in return” headlines now. 🙂 ongoing – AdSense For Feeds, Say What?…

  3. Radio Silence

    For the last few months I’ve been working on a new project that hasn’t gone public yet. If all goes well, that will change sometime next week… I’m excited! 😉

  4. Stopping

    One of the big problems I have as a developer is being able to stop working. When I’m in the midst of a several day/week project, it’s hard to just stop and leave the rest for the morning (and after). It’s particularly hard to get my brain to stop thinking about the next steps I’ll…

  5. Popularity Contest Plugin (beta 3)

    I’ve posted beta 3 of my Popularity Contest plugin. This release has 2 main changes: Don’t do anything on admin pages – this should make post previews work again. The post path to update values should work when WordPress is installed in a sub-folder. I’ve opened a new support thread for this release as the…

  6. Use Tasks in WSJ

    Use Tasks got a brief mention in the Wall Street Journal today. I gave a phone interview to the reporter earlier this week in which we discussed choosing between creating interfaces that have initial ease of use vs. the benefits of speed and power for daily users. Too bad that didn’t get in there –…

  7. is_admin_page() for WordPress

    One of the features of my Popularity Contest plugin was breaking the post preview feature in the admin section of WordPress. I had forgotten that post content would be displayed in the admin area using the same functions I was hooking into. Of course, I already had checks in place so that the popularity wasn’t…

  8. Online Ordering

    I uesd to order things online mainly as a last resort – it just doesn’t satisfy the need for instant gratification. 🙂 However, since I’ve become self-employed I’m starting to order online more and more often. Taking an hour for lunch used to be a santiy preserving necessity, now it seems like a luxury I…

  9. Popularity Contest Plugin (beta 2)

    I’ve updated my Popularity Contest plugin with the following changes: Don’t show reports for categories that have no posts. Don’t show popularity in feeds. Please continue posting bug reports and support questions in the forum thread. This post is part of the thread: Content Presentation – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread…

  10. Popularity Contest Plugin (beta)

    Popularity Contest is a WordPress plugin that uses page views and feedback (comments, trackbacks, etc.) to determine how popular each of your posts are (in relation to each other). The values given to each type of view and feedback are configurable1 and popularity for all posts is recalculated whenever they are changed. Obviously, since views…

  11. Around the web

    Improving Handwriting – so, so, so true. Handwriting anything more than my name feels like an arduous task these days. Prius is Crashing at Highway Speeds MacDevCenter.com: Build a Dashboard Widget Disabling Spotlight for a Volume Return of the PowerBook Mac OS X 10.4.1 and SpamSieve 2.3.1 First Nintendo Micro Pix RSS Feeds for Yahoo!…

  12. Feels Like Summer

    It’s been hot this week out here in Colorado – the locals are telling me it’s unlikely we’ll get any more snow. BBQ and golf season – yo! 🙂