November, 2011

  1. WordCamp Orlando 2011

    I’m looking forward to attending WordCamp Orlando with Devin this weekend. Looks like there is a great schedule in place and I’m looking forward to catching up with fellow developers and hanging out with our friends at Voce. I’ll be helping out at the Happiness Bar at 9:30am if anyone wants to say hello or…

  2. Not Getting GitHub Notifications?

    I have been moving Crowd Favorite‘s Open Source projects to GitHub (as well as my personal projects). GitHub has great tools for this. We created an organization, added the team members to that organization, and created repositories for our projects. As a few of our projects have enjoyed exactly the sort of developer community engagement…

  3. When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality? →

    Great piece by David Frum (a speechwriter in the George W. Bush administration) for New York Magazine. I’ve pulled a few quotes below, but it’s definitely worth reading the whole thing.

    In the face of evidence of dwindling upward mobility and long-stagnating middle-class wages, my party’s economic ideas sometimes seem to have shrunk to just one: more tax cuts for the very highest earners.

    But the thought leaders on talk radio and Fox do more than shape opinion. Backed by their own wing of the book-publishing industry and supported by think tanks that increasingly function as public-relations agencies, conservatives have built a whole alternative knowledge system, with its own facts, its own history, its own laws of economics.

    I refuse to believe that I am the only Republican who feels this way. If CNN’s most recent polling is correct, only half of us sympathize with the tea party. However, moderate-minded people dislike conflict—and thus tend to lose to people who relish conflict.

    The conservative shift to ever more extreme, ever more fantasy-based ideology has ominous real-world consequences for American society. The American system of government can’t work if the two sides wage all-out war upon each other: House, Senate, president, each has the power to thwart the others. In prior generations, the system evolved norms and habits to prevent this kind of stonewalling. For example: Theoretically, the party that holds the Senate could refuse to confirm any Cabinet nominees of a president of the other party. Yet until recently, this just “wasn’t done.” In fact, quite a lot of things that theoretically could be done just “weren’t done.” Now old inhibitions have given way. Things that weren’t done suddenly are done.

  4. Well, crap. There’s no way to get this patch reviewed and accepted into #WordPress 3.3 at this point. Wish I’d found this a few weeks ago.

  5. Final Cut Pro X missing media problem →

    Put quite simply, there is no way to move a complicated project and its associated event media from one machine to another. The fragility of the media storage system in FCPx is shameful – it’s like the product was never tested in the real world.

    I’m glad I can stick with iMovie for my needs.

  6. Social 2.0 beta 3

    We have been working hard on a new version of the MailChimp’s Social plugin for WordPress. We have packaged a beta version for public testing (2.0b3, currently running on this site). Download from GitHub We are hoping for a general release of version 2.0 on Monday, so please report any issues you find in the…

  7. Just ordered a new 2012 wall calendar. After careful consideration, I decided it was time to replace the one that was still on the wall from 2006.