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Wordpress.com does it wrong

2009-06-01

It's not often that I've got to eat my own words, but I'll do it as needs be.

Wordpress.com does their user registration improperly.

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Wordpress Scandal! Outrage!

2009-05-28

I'm a Wordpress fan, it's true. There, you've got full disclosure*.

I just finished reading a ridiculous article on how not to do web site user registration. Read the article - are you outraged at Wordpress now? Well, you should be until you learn how Wordpress stores passwords.

Wordpress stores your password in the "users&qu…

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Tori and the Lynch Mob

2009-05-21

I, along with many other people in Canada, have been following along on the Tori Stafford case and were distressed at the grisly conclusion (cbc article) that, for me, hits very close to home. They are currently looking for the poor little girl's body very close to where I live, and even closer to where I grew up and it makes me sick to think that something …

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The Great Wordpress Migration...

2009-01-29

Begins tonight. I'm not sure how long it is going to take me, but it's not an insignificant task. I think I've learned something - don't assume that your blog posts are going to have the same format forever!

Photos will likely not be working for a while, and I think I'm going to change categories into tags. Even though, at some level, for some reason, I don't like tags.

Grr. Tags.

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Designing

2008-11-27

I've always been a bit of a duffer when it came to photoshop or other such image manipulation programs; I can work with pre-existing photos no problem - I can isolate images and put them together and do lots of the nifty photoshop tricks, like airbrushing people to get rid of blemishes, or reducing red-eye, or moving them slightly in a picture, or adding someone in or taking someone out, etc. etc. However, I'v…

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Triumphant return?

2008-11-19

A new theme for the website is basically exactly the thing to get over my hiatus from blogging. The new theme is a single column layout, and I'm torn between emphasizing photos and emphasizing blog entries. Both are displaying well, but I'm not sure which one should come first. Any preferences?

I'm also working on a nifty little widget to let you select which stylesheet design you want to display in your browser. I'm retooling the HTML …

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New Theme Coming Soon

2008-07-02

With FF3 now out, and me upgrading quite a few versions of Wordpress, I'm going to release a new theme. Look for it in a week or two.

And for those who don't know - I'm getting married! The date is August 30, 2008! Hoorah!

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Haxored!

2008-06-25

My blog has been hacked - my apologies if it has been sending you spam like crazy!

Working on an update to security to get things fixed. Not sure how this happened.

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Ubuntu and a Question

2008-05-04

I've finally got ubuntu 8.04 on my laptop. It's fantastic and I love it. That is all on that topic.

I got a question from Nick, who asks why I've given up on Livejournal and moved to my own blog. I haven't given up on Livejournal; I just don't have that much time to write these days. I have been reading more than I've been writing on either. But the reason that this blog gets updated more than any of the other blogs I contribute to is t…

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The Customer May or May Not be Frequently Not Right

2008-03-19

I just read The Top 5 Reasons Why the Customer is Always Right is Wrong and it's interesting, but there's a whole part of customer interaction that they have kind of skipped over, and I think it's important. I'm going to add my #6, which is really just more on #5.

The Customer is Frequently Not Right.

It's kind of a simple th…

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