One of the many (and almost entirely unrelated to my actual job) hats I wear is the internal care and feeding of 100+ WordPress sites, so as you can imaging coming home and futzing with my own site for hours on end ranks right up there on my list of great ways to spend time. […]

unplanned maintenance

Just a quick note for all you folks running WordPress blogs. There is apparently a hack in-the-wild that can lead to a site compromise. There’s no patch as of yet, but it does seem to be “under control” per some of the news I’ve seen. Regardless, I wiped out 99% of the user accounts in […]


I’m lazy. Shocked cat is shocked, right? The blog (and plugins) are updated to the most recent versions, but it looks like there’s some issues with a couple. I’m sure that is akin to daggers in your little hearts. I’ve got lots of interesting (to me) stuff to rant about, just no time to actually […]

Q: how bored was I?

A: Thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis bored. As I write this it’s Friday night and I am still waiting for a server to finish virtualizing so I can proceed with the rest of the project plan and possibly get to sleep before sunrise. Given that I am prone to bouts of lazy and vigor of equal and epic measure […]

wordpress optimization

Came across a good article the other day on improving the performance of WordPress. It holds more relevancy if you run your own server or are paying for more access than your typical mass-market hosting environment. I pride myself on reading revision histories but somehow the fact that WordPress stores post-revisions flew right past without […]

working hard or hardly working?

As of last Monday it’s become the former, not latter. No new news beyond that, just income and whatnot. I’ve got a slew of WoW stuff I just never pushed, I’ll get to that at some point. I’m still struggling with a good and simple way to manage graphics. I’ve got the wow stuff in […]

WordPress 2.5

The upgrade is done, but some plugins and theme crap have to be updated/fixed. Also, I seem to have deleted something, somewhere. Not sure what, yet. The new version has a much-improved (and non-plugin) media manager thing so I’m slowly converting some of the blog-only graphics to that so some links may be toast while […]

Improved Tag Cloud 0.2

The long awaited 0.2 release of my first WP plugin is finally here. My apologies for the delay, I’ll do better on the next release… This version adds support for limiting the maximum number of tags displayed, some code clean-up and approximately 5 new lines in the readme. I’ve adjusted some of the titles/filenames/etc. to […]

Improved Tag Cloud 0.1

“See a need, fill a need.” I present the initial release of my 1st complete and functional WordPress plugin. Improved Tag Cloud 0.1 ITC is designed specifically to combat a problem I have with the normal tagging cloud and related plugins currently available. Namely, the number of terms generated by someone who’s pretty bonkers about […]

spam spam spam spam spam

Minor housekeeping and such this evening. Pay no mind if you’re looking for actual, you know, words and stuff. Dropped the 2.3.1 wordpress upgrade and a couple wp-plugs in/out/upgraded. I dropped the Technorati tag generator in favor of a newer iconic one. Saves an extra line on the posts and makes it nice and easy […]