November, 2010

  1. Around the web

    ABC The Drum – Added value needed for online media survival – “A simple click is not worth very much in ad revenue – less than half a cent. Most newspaper articles cost at least $500, which means they would have to be clicked 100,000 times to break even – an impossibly high click rate,…

  2. Hope Child Theme for Carrington Business

    Congratulations to Michael Kuhlmann on the release of the Hope child theme for Carrington Business. This commercial WordPress theme is a little different than most: By purchasing the Hope child theme for the Carrington Business theme framework, you’re actively helping communities in developing countries by supplying them with the basic necessities we take for granted…

  3. Carrington Core 3.1

    We’ve updated Carrington Core, the base of our theme platform, to version 3.1. This adds a number of useful WordPress 3.1 compatibility features, including support for post formats, custom post type archives, and misc. cleanup and updates. This post is part of the project: Carrington Core. View the project timeline for more context on this…

  4. WordPress Internal Link Shortcode

    The upcoming release of WordPress 3.1 is introducing a feature to make it easier to link to posts and pages within your WordPress install. This is going to be useful for a number of folks, however it has a few limitations: The links are hard-coded within the post/page content. If you re-organize your site or…

  5. Around the web

    Speed Up MySQL: Replace or On Duplicate Key Update? – “The results explain it all, use ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE whenever you can.” – also, MySQL tends not to like it as much when you delete rows – optimizing large tables in production isn’t a good option. Motorola Droid Pro gets benchmarks – breaking news,…

  6. Battery Life = Fatal Flaw

    I’ve switched back to the Droid 2 and plan to return my Droid Pro. I like the Droid Pro form factor better1, but even though it has the same model battery and I’ve triple checked that my settings are the same as the Droid 2, I get 2 real days of battery on the Droid…

  7. Around the web

    Yoshinori Matsunobu’s blog: Using MySQL as a NoSQL – A story for exceeding 750,000 qps on a commodity server – interesting. (thanks Jeremy) Nicholas Kristof on U.S. Income Inequality – exactly. BBC News – Large Hadron Collider (LHC) generates a ‘mini-Big Bang’ – whoa! Andrew Hyde: Two Months With iPad as My Computer – yup.…

  8. Droid Pro First Impressions

    I have been waiting for a few years for someone to create an Android device in a candybar format with a keyboard on the bottom. I ordered the Droid Pro the first day it was available and used it for the last 2 days, switching from the Droid 2. Here are some initial impressions. Overall,…

  9. 11″ MacBook Air First Impressions

    Inspired by Corey, here are a few thoughts on the 11″ MacBook Air. This is my third Air. I previously had the first generation (SSD) and the second generation (also SSD) 13″ models. The size is really amazing. Perhaps more amazing, the machine doesn’t feel fundamentally compromised. The 11″ is a very capable replacement for…

  10. Aaand, it’s winter

    That was fast. I wish I’d taken better advantage of the nice weather last weekend. Side note: I really miss being able to take screenshots of my mobile device without using a camera. That’s a feature that should be built-in to every OS.

  11. Mobile Keyboards

    I’ve used mobile devices for over a dozen years. The input mechanisms of these devices have ranged from handwriting recognition and Graffiti with a stylus, to a portrait and landscape oriented physical keyboards, slider keyboards and virtual keyboards. Over that time I’ve gained an affinity for hardware keyboards over virtual keyboards, and portrait keyboards over…

  12. Around the web

    T-Mobile says they will have biggest 4G network in US – I’d love for T-Mobile to get a working network. 11.6-inch MacBook Air Thoughts – nice writeup from Adam. I Waited 32 Years to Vote. And I Almost Didn’t Make It. – Nice work Ben! Droid Pro to have presale Nov. 9, launch date is…

  13. Expiring Content Shortcode

    I released a really simple little plugin. All it does is allow you to mark content that should only display until a certain date/time, then hides it after that date/time. So it doesn’t do much, but what it does is pretty useful. The download an more information for the Expiring Content Shortcode plugin is with…

  14. FantasyGrinder

    When people ask me what we do at Crowd Favorite, I tell them “we build cool stuff on the web”. One of the latest examples of this is FantasyGrinder: an application and web service that creates fun, meaningful game recaps from weekly fantasy sports matchups. The system is pretty sophisticated. It’s a web application that…