April, 2011

  1. Passthrough File Download Tip

    At some point you’re going to need to do the following in your web app: Receive a request to download a file. Authenticate the user/validate the request using some information stored in a database. Upon successful authentication/validation, deliver the file to the requestor (but deny access to the general public). This is a pretty standard…

  2. Sketches 2 = Skitch for iPhone

    If you’re looking for an iPhone app that gives you the ability to annotate and draw circles and arrows on screenshots the way the excellent Skitch app for the Mac does, I recommend trying Sketches 2. It’s not quite as good as Skitch, but definitely the best of the ones I’ve tried for iOS. Thanks…

  3. Wanted: Technical Project Manager

    I’m looking for a bright, motivated individual to join our team as a project manager. At Crowd Favorite we build cool things for the web. You will join us to enjoy the privilege of working with great clients and a sharp and dedicated team on fun and challenging projects. The project manager position is a…

  4. How to Annoy Your Users

    Wondering what you can add to your iOS app to really annoy your users? Here’s a good way. Push out an update to your paid app that forces your customers to click through a splash screen advertising some new version of your app that won’t be available for 5 months! Force your users to click…

  5. WordPress 3.1.2

    Security update – time to upgrade! While this particular security patch won’t affect all WordPress sites (for example, it didn’t affect this one since I don’t have contributors), I highly recommend upgrading every time a new version comes out. Small upgrades are much easier than big upgrades. Don’t be that poor soul who puts it…

  6. Around the web

    Devin Reams: The power of Time Machine, Dropbox, and Subversion – You can never be paranoid enough about data. Spiral Makes a Difference – clever. Visualized: what Motorola Android users want — Engadget – asking for public feedback doesn’t always go how the marketing person envisioned. Your iPhone Is Tracking Your Every Move – “Conspiracy…

  7. Zima

    The best part about this exchange is I’m honestly not 100% sure which of Dave’s tweets John is replying to (with the Zima response).

  8. Audience vs. Content

    This past weekend I had the opportunity to be interviewed at WordCamp Seattle. It was great to catch up a little with some fellow WordPress developers and a nice opportunity to share a little about the good fortune I’ve had to be a part of the WordPress project. In preparing for the interview, Nick Ohrn…

  9. A Stellar use of Favorites

    I’ve been wanting to do more with the favorites feature on Twitter for a long time. I’m not a big fan of retweets, and have always preferred to favorite things I like rather than rebroadcast them indiscriminately. Stellar.io has taken on the job of exposing this great content and making it follow-able, and it is…

  10. Around the web

    Cherry Hills Country Club to host BMW Championship in 2014 – nice!! On cloud storage | Greg Reinacker’s Weblog – Steven Frank had a similar idea a few days later. Surely someone is working on it. Powered by WordPress | Niall Kennedy – Congratulations to Niall on moving to WordPress! Whois Masking Considered Harmful –…

  11. Around the web

    Amazon launching Blaze Dual Core Phone – interesting (read it closely). YouTube – “I’m not going to tell you what this is because you won’t believe me” – – Rands. Does it Matter if Android is Open? – I agree that it’s unlikely to matter that much, butI’m a little surprised that Steve is not…

  12. Speaking at WordCamp Seattle

    I’m quite looking forward to returning to my hometown for WordCamp Seattle on April 16th. I am honored to have been asked to participate along with a great list of speakers. I’m going to be interviewed by Nick Ohrn and look forward to sharing my experiences with WordPress, creating Crowd Favorite and running a business…

  13. Around the web

    Cyoot Puppehs ob teh Day: Teh nap 2 end all napz – Cheezburger.com – oh my! The perfect email | Hi, I’m David G. Cohen – Amen! Emails like this get answers, others not so much (at least for me). I’m only at ~200-300 emails a day, I can’t imagine 500. Amazon.com lets you play…