December, 2013

  1. Dusted off Jawbone headset. Charged, powered up and good to go after several years of neglect.

    Impressed, but shouldn’t this be expected?

  2. Fixing Broken Social Twitter Avatars

    Social Twitter Avatar Fix

    If you’ve been using Social for a while like I have, you might also be seeing broken images in the comments area of your old posts. I did a little digging into this and discovered that this is related to how Twitter handles user avatars. When Twitter returns a user object, they include the URL…

  3. Whether to delegate →

    This post outlines a few gems I wish I’d had learned years ago. One of the things I’m most excited about in my shift to CTO at Crowd Favorite is reducing the cognitive load that managing hiring, HR, benefits, paying bills, etc. take on my productivity.

    (thanks Michael)

    This post is part of the following threads: Career, Crowd Favorite – ongoing stories on this site. View the thread timelines for more context on this post.

  4. Twitter Tools v3.1 →

    Yay, an update to Twitter Tools! This should fix the “not auto-updating since upgrading Social to version 2.10 (or 2.11)” problem and adds a couple little goodies.

    I’m primarily posting these types of updates over on the Crowd Favorite blog now, so be sure to subscribe over there. You can also or follow Crowd Favorite on Twitter or Like us on Facebook to get updates.

    This post is part of the project: Twitter Tools. View the project timeline for more context on this post.

  5. To: Family & Friends

    Date: December 30, 2013

    Subject: Back on chemo

    Hi Everyone– I’m writing from the infusion room at the hospital – I’m back on chemo. This is my 4th treatment since I’ve been back “on the horse”, such as it were. The 2 months I was off was great. I got my strength back, did some traveling (a golf trip and some conferences), but…


  6. Ghost and Accidental Messaging

    Ghost Copyright

    I investigate pretty much every new publishing system that comes out. I’m eager to see what features they think are important, and see what might spark new ideas for my own site. I got my invite to try Ghost a short time ago. I put up a test post, and was a shocked by what…

  7. Will 2014 Be the Year of WordPress Tuck-ins and Roll-ups? →

    Most WordPress businesses are very young (Crowd Favorite was one of, if not the first in 2007). As these businesses mature and realize what is needed of them to take the next steps, consolidation often looks like a saner route than continuing to build. Especially for technical founders that aren’t as interested in managing the necessary business infrastructure (I count myself in this group).

    This post is part of the thread: Crowd Favorite – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.

  8. Spam Comment Generator Script

    Someone recently posted the entire contents of their SPAM comment generator script into my comments; I assume by mistake. It’s pretty interesting to look at. It appears that each line is a different comment with replacement clauses that would be randomly selected. View the code on Gist.

  9. Fixed 5-10 WP 3.8-related bugs/admin UI issues. Next: tag and release 2 dev libraries, 1 plugin and 1 theme. And blog posts/announcements.

    That’s a lot of overhead for a few bug fixes.