New User Approve Plugin Updates

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Last September I release a WordPress plugin that allows an administrator to approve new users after they register for your site. I built the plugin for a private blog that I have and I wanted control over each member of the site. Since I thought others would be interested in using the plugin I decided… Read more »

Building a Quick Search Engine

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For a while I’ve been wanting to create a specialized search engine for a project I have been working on. Given the limited amount of time I have, I clearly had to piggyback on current technologies. Search engines today do an awesome job of indexing the web to find what you need when you need… Read more »

Upgrading WordPress the Easy Way

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I have finally discovered the best/easiest way to upgrade your WordPress install, especially if you have multiple installations of the blogging software. You must use SVN to make this happen. To upgrade all you have to do is change the version number. If you want to run trunk, all you have to do is update… Read more »

Twitter And Picklewagon

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For those of you who are subscribed to my blog or visit it on occasion, you have more than likely noticed that I have my Twitter updates posting to my blog. This is being done automatically using the Twitter Tools plugin by Alex King. He has created some great plugins and Twitter Tools is no… Read more »

Death to Silos

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One thing I have grown to dislike as a user of the Internet, software, and computers in general is how many sites and software think they are great enough to be alone in their own walled garden. Or silo. What do I mean by silo or walled garden? It basically means that users are inputing… Read more »

My Thoughts on the Inauguration of President Obama

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I’ve never seen so many people so excited for a new president. In years past, when a president was inaugurated, I can’t remember people even wanting to take time to watch or listen to the inauguration speech. In November, I think I was one of the few in Washington that voted against Barack Obama. I… Read more »

My New Avatar

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Many websites require that you create a profile to take advantage of their services. Some of those sites give you the option to upload a picture of yourself. Depending on the norms of the that particular site, the image you upload can either be a real picture or an avatar (an avatar is a graphical… Read more »

Good Luck Etelos

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It’s been exactly one month since ended my tenure at Etelos. I loved working for them. In the year I worked there, I learned a lot and I worked on some cool projects. The people I worked with were great. They have some awesome talent there. The Etelos platform is totally unique. The fact that… Read more »

Using Twitter Now

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A long time ago, I signed up for Twitter but have used it very little since. I used it privately in the past, mostly when we had our last child. I used it as a log of the night’s events. Since then, I have tried to avoid Twitter and thought of some good excuses to… Read more »