June, 2009

  1. Carrington Designer/Developer Showcase

    We’ve launched a new feature for the Carrington CMS theme framework, a showcase for designers and developers to show off their Carrington-based sites. We put up the first entry in the showcase (the Carrington web site – very meta) and will be adding a few more sites in the near future; but really we’re excited…

  2. Apple’s Early Adopter Bonus/Tease

    When I bought the original iPhone, it came with some a dock and a cleaning cloth – niceties to be sure, but they don’t come with the iPhone 3GS. Of course, they also changed the form factor with the 3G/3GS so I can’t use my original iPhone dock with the new iPhone. When I bought…

  3. Around the web

    Clear ceases operations – guess I’m glad I never signed up for this. More from Corey: A CLEAR case of fraud? Issue 7 – dompdf – Support for ordered lists – Google Code – Yay!. What is a browser? (thanks Chris) A Toxic Paradox How Not to Write a Review Why I ditched my Blackberry…

  4. Bing Cashback = $175 off iPhone 3Gs

    This week I upgraded from a first gen iPhone to the iPhone 3Gs. The 3Gs speed really does make a big difference for me – I feel less like I’m waiting on the device all the time (especially compared to the very snappy BlackBerry Bold I’ve used as my primary device recently). Unfortunately my AT&T…

  5. Theme Structure Assumptions

    One of the best features of WordPress is the way in which it hands off all responsibility of displaying a page to the theme. This makes WordPress an incredibly powerful and flexible platform. You can do just about anything you need to with a combination of the theme and the hooks that allow you to…

  6. Popularity Contest 2.0 beta 2

    A new beta of my Popularity Contest plugin for WordPress is available – this has some minor bug fixes and some new features and nicer handling of some edge cases. Since this version is the best known version, I have made it the default download at WordPress.org’s plugin hosting. Changes since beta 1: Added tag…

  7. WordPress Mobile Edition 3.1

    A new release of WordPress Mobile Edition, a WordPress plugin to provide a friendly mobile interface for your WordPress powered site, is now available. The new version of WordPress Mobile Edition is really a developer release. This version adds API access so that other plugins can participate in mobile device checking and add to the…

  8. New Twitter Tools Features – Testers Requested

    I’ve made some changes to my Twitter Tools plugin for WordPress – hopefully that will enable some pretty cool stuff in the future. I get a lot of requests for features/changes that are specific to someone’s needs. Since (unfortunately) I can’t build specific features for each user into the general plugin, I’ve done the next…

  9. Around the web

    Thoughts on Opera Unite | FactoryCity tecosystems – Google Wave: Tsunami or Microwave? The Q&A – excellent write-up Thinking about innovation and business models YouTube – John Hodgman at Radio & TV Correspondents’ Dinner (thanks Greg) Attention All Plugin Authors Selling a 16GB iPhone 2G – looks like an interesting option. Free Google Voice calls…

  10. An Apology and a Question

    Earlier today I posted about the GPL and WordPress themes. I was attempting to make a point I feel is important and should be discussed, but obviously did so in a very poor way. Regardless of my intent, in retrospect I regret the way in which I raised the topic and how I authored the…

  11. Popularity Contest 2.0 beta 1

    My Popularity Contest plugin for WordPress has been “broken”1 for more than a year (since the WordPress 2.5 release I believe). Luckily, the great WordPress community found and posted work-arounds and most people had working versions while updating the plugin sat on my to-do list. The main issue with updating it was that I felt…

  12. More GPL Themes – Yay “Free”dom

    UPDATE: Please also read the follow-up post here. It’s great to see theme developers doing the right thing and releasing their themes under the GPL. Examples: WooThemes, Revolution. The GPL v2 has the following clause in it (right at the top – emphasis mine): 1. You may copy and distribute verbatim copies of the Program’s…