I just got done reading Jevon’s Macdonald’s “The things an entrepreneur will never tell you” and it really strikes home. I’ve been meaning to get a lot more active on this blog and I think this is a good place to start.
First, everything Jevon talks about is true and what he doesn’t say [...]
So my wife has started learning to program, specifically she wants to build a better Weight Watchers Android app (easier to use, bigger data, etc.) and the process has been an interesting one for me to watch; I call her plight The Struggle.
While I generally agree with the notion that anyone can learn to [...]
The other day I found a nasty little PHP root kit on one of our customer’s sites, and after discussing it with my friend Lee (the previous sysadmin at B5Media), we decided that the most likely attack route was that the cookies were sniffed and the user logged in and used WordPress’s theme editor (this [...]
News is now coming out that Google Panda 3.7 has arrived. Google claims:
Less than 1% of queries noticeably affected in the U.S. & 1% worldwide.
I think that statistic is bullshit, and here’s why: only long tail search traffic is being affected. I would bet my bottom dollars that an overwhelming majority of [...]
At 23press, we go out of our way to compliment each other when someone does a good job. I think it’s a big part of making our team feel good and keeping them motivated; I know it’s motivating for me. However, today, after seeing a few BackupPress purchases come in, I found myself [...]
Just a quick note for now: I was searching today for a simple, compiled JSON validator for BackupPress that I could run a JSON file through on the command line. I couldn’t find one, so I threw one together quicly; it’s available on Github:
As you may have read, 23press is going to be building a backup product. As part of this, obviously we’ve been looking at what other companies do; most importantly, we’ve focused on the two biggest players: BackupBuddy and VaultPress. Please consider this my disclosure: we are building a competing product.
There are [...]
As a couple of my 4 or 5 readers (hi wife!) might have noticed, my blog has been in and out of service a lot with a white screen lately. As part of my work for 23press, I’ve been running a lot of tests of my code on this blog. As a result, sometimes, I [...]
This weekend (after my wife upgraded from her 3GS to an iPhone 4S and I got jealous), I upgraded my phone. As with most users, I had three major options for what OS/device I wanted to move to: BlackBerry, iPhone or Android. Windows wasn’t really an option as I’ve never been a huge fan of [...]
Wow! It’s been a crazy few weeks. While I’m not likely to take up regular blogging for a little while still, I wanted to let everyone know where I’m at.
Recently, I moved from full-time employment with B5Media to full-time contract work. I am still on a part-time contract with B5, but my focus [...]