Category: Development

  • Javascript Canvas Color Series

    Javascript Canvas Color Series

    I made these using the <canvas> tag and Javascript.  Which one do you like the best?  What do they make you think of?   Link to share this:

  • Welcome to my new site [design]

    Welcome to my new site [design]

    Chair and checkered tile floor at Cafe Helloakland Since it’s almost my 36th birthday, I decided it was time to update the site theme for my personal site, I wanted the new design to focus on framing content in an aesthetically pleasing way. The background changes on each refresh, and uses CSS transformations and…

  • WordPress 3.1 is released!

    We have 82 installations of WordPress on our servers and are excited for the new release of WordPress 3.1. There are a bunch of neat new features, but probably the thing that most of our clients will notice first is that there is a new admin bar that will show up for them. Should be…

  • WordPress 3.0.2 released (security update)

    WordPress 3.0.2 has just been released. Announcement here: This is a security release, so you should definitely upgrade your installations of WordPress! Link to share this:

  • Fix for Twitter Tools open_basedir error

    If you’re like me you’ve been using the excellent Twitter Tools plugin for WordPress for a while now. Recently a client noticed that there was a sporadic error being shown that was similar to this: Warning: require_once() [function.require-once]: open_basedir restriction in effect. File(twitteroauth.php) is not within the allowed path(s): (/home/fern:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php:/tmp) in /home/fern/public_html/wp-content/plugins/twitter-tools/twitter-tools.php on line 1516…

  • How to locate your php.ini file

    When you need to know where the php.ini configuration file is on your server, here is a handy way to find it: php -i | grep php.ini Give it a try. Link to share this:

  • How to Unix tip: Find and remove files older than a certain time period

    If you find a directory such as /tmp/ filling up with old and uneeded files, here’s a quick tip for finding and removing what you don’t need anymore. Note that the delete function WILL remove everything it finds, so please understand exactly what it is you are doing here before running that command. Command to…

  • Just installed 2 new and useful WordPress plugins (IntenseDebate and After the Deadline)

    WordCamp San Francisco 2010 (#wcsf) was great.  Lots of neat people sharing good ideas about WordPress, including a great “State of the Word” address by Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress. During the presentations I learned about a couple of plugins that both seem worth trying out. IntenseDebate — Basically a commenting system on turbo mode.…

  • WordPress 2.9.1 is now out

    We’ll be upgrading most of our clients to the latest version of WordPress 2.9.1 now that they’ve resolved a number of the issues we were seeing with the 2.9 release.  Good job guys on getting a quick fix out! Link to share this:

  • How to fix 301 error when importing blog posts including images from a blog into a new blog

    The current import script (as of WordPress 2.8.6) is broken when it comes to successfully importing images from The error you see is something like Remote file error: Remote file returned error response 301 Moved Permanently Fixing this involves adding a couple of lines to a core WordPress file. Hopefully a future version of…

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