December, 2011

  1. Domain Registrar with DNS and Migration?

    Is there a good domain registrar out there that offers DNS hosting and has an automated system to migrate all of your current DNS records to their hosting? Namecheap has the services I’m looking for, but I’d have to manually bring over the DNS records for the 85 domains I am looking to move. Since…

  2. “NO LIMIT” + “Awesome!” = Contract Modification →

    The court considered whether the IM conversation between Soltani and Touris served as a modification of their written contract and came to the following conclusions:

    • Soltani’s initial message constituted an offer to modify the contract to raise the daily limit to 2,000.
    • Tourin’s response of “NO LIMIT” constituted a counter-offer to remove the daily limit altogether.
    • Soltani accepted Tourin’s counter-offer with his response “Awesome!”
  3. The Failed Promise of The Verge →

    I’m subscribed to The Verge now instead of Gizmodo or Engadget, but the criticism here is pretty fair. Honestly, I’ve never read any of these sites for the prose or viewpoint, I just skim the pictures and facts. By the definition of what they are (broad coverage), the only way they could have strong opinions would be to promote individual writer’s voices that champion/focus on specific verticals and companies.

    (thanks Joel)

  4. The right UI allows a user to understand how your app/website/product works.

  5. Slowly working through my list and “to reply” folder from last week. Building things has a cost in administrative backlog.

  6. How to sell your app to another developer →

    Some great ideas here from Brent. Definitely agree that finding the right buyer is the top priority. If after a long search you can’t find the right buyer, consider making the code Open Source with an invested customer or community member to shepherd the project.

  7. The Makers of Things →

    We are defined by what we build. It’s not just the engineering ambition that designed these structures, nor the 20 people who died building the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s that we believe we can and decide to act.

    In the last month I’ve been able to spend more time building things – I love that feeling.

  8. A Couple of Core Submissions

    Just created tickets in Trac for 2 potential core features: Improved admin UI for Post Formats, with fallbacks (as previously discussed) A post stack switch/restore implementation (useful for developers) Already some good feedback on the latter. This post is part of the project: Post Formats Admin UI. View the project timeline for more context on…

  9. WordPress Plugins and Symlinks

    If you’re doing serious development for WordPress you will quickly find yourself in a situation where you need to test a plugin in multiple installations. Using symlinks is a great way to make sure that you don’t end up editing in multiple locations, perhaps forgetting to commit a change, etc. However, there are some headaches…