Monthly Archives: August 2010

Dirty Laundry

I’ve got a bad boy and that’s alright with me His dirty laundry is nothing that I can’t keep clean And when he needs an alibi He can use me all night (Oooh) What’s the fun in playing it safe? … Continue reading

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WordPress Licensing Issues – Submitting Code (Day 6) (Update 1x)

Taking care about licensing within a free software project means to care about the code that comes into the project. There are several things a project should take care of there, one of them is a clear policy for submitting … Continue reading

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Verify file encoding with grep

List all lines in PHP-files in a directory-tree that contain characters out of the ASCII 7Bit pane: ~ grep -nPR –include=*.php [\xE0-\xFF] * Does a quick and easy controlling on a full package of files quickly. Finds stuff like this … Continue reading

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WordPress Licensing Issues – Progress (Day 5)

I was not able to finish my report for day 5 in my WordPress Licensing series yesterday night, so I’ll add it this morning. My topic this time is progress. Despite the fact, that when confronted with the topic that … Continue reading

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WordPress Licensing Issues – Why I care (Day 4)

Why should I care about WordPress Code’s License Issues? This might be a question you ask yourself as well when you’re a WordPress Contributor, Theme or Plugin Developer. (Yesterday: WordPress Licensing Issues – the third day) It’s pretty simple. As … Continue reading

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PHP Constant Quiz

I created some little sourcecode and have two simple questions. Quiz is to find answer w/o executing it – let your head be the PHP interpreter. It’s about Namespace, Const and Define: How many constants are introduced? How many warning … Continue reading

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WordPress Licensing Issues – the third day

Wordpress development goes on every day. At least for that part that has a committing developer. In case there is none, it gets stuck. Licensing issues only seem to be interesting in the beginning. You get comments by core developers … Continue reading

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WordPress Licensing Issues – the second 24 hours

After the first 24 hours I became aware of the unauthorized changes of WordPress licensing, the day started with some positive movement. A member of the WordPress team did revert the changes in trunk [15533] and the 3.0 branch [15534] … Continue reading

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Unauthorized changes of WordPress licensing – the first 24 hours

Circa 24 hours ago it came to my attention that the wordpress codebase was silently re-licensed some months ago (before l88 / GPL -/- after l105 / GPLv2). The copyright related licensing statement has been changed on February 28th 2010 … Continue reading

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Fun to Play: WordPress 3.0 Multisite SQL Injection Vulnerability Regression?

One reason why the MU Fork was re-introduced into the WordPress main trunk was that security updates did creep in very slow or not at all. Development went pretty low in the end of the fork. That left it open … Continue reading

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Disable Stylesheets in Internet Explorer

Microsofts Browser, the Internet Explorer, is somehow hated by Webdesigners and Developers throughout the world. But still there is discussion over here and there whether or not to support the Browser any longer, for example version 6. I won’t go … Continue reading

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WordPress Administration and Support

You have technically challenging questions or solutions regarding the wordpress software? Answers to or just Questions like “What steps can I take to optimize wordpress in regard to server load?” or “I want to use HTML5 in my WordPress theme, … Continue reading

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Mysteries about the WordPress Memory Limit

Note: The information in this report applies to WordPress 3.0 specifically. Starting with WordPress 3.2, the memory limit will be configurable again.   Being on track to write a really simple plugin that should take care of the memory related … Continue reading

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WordPress Answers goes Beta

Beta-Time: Just in the middle of the week, a new WordPress Answers Site went into beta. The Beta is currently private, which means that anybody who participated in the incubation process can already use it. The site’s Public Beta will … Continue reading

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Selekturz. They iz serius Bizniss.

I’ve spotted this funny one in a video showing a 12 year old gives an one hour introduction to jQuery. Next to a funny picture, there is more impressive stuff in that outstanding Google Tech Talk: Question: Does jQuery do … Continue reading

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WP Plugins: How to remove a Filter

Worth to know for wordpress plugin authors: Making your plugin to safely unregister or remove a hook (filter or action) is not possible with the wordpress plugin API. Why? you might ask yourself. Even the name of the remove_filter() function … Continue reading

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PHP: Compare vs. Calculating (2/2)

A comment by Thomas Scholz in my (that time one-parted) PHP: Compare vs. Calculating post made me to take a reprise on the comparison.

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PHP: Compare vs. Calculating (1/2)

This speed comparison test I’ve made is not of that much interest, but it shows somehow when / how optimization takes place. Those “performance” test are most likely not that valuable for optimizations but to better know the language. I … Continue reading

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Get your code pimped!

Can you believe this? How crazy are these guys? I really wonder to what PimpMyCode will turn out: Meza and Skarlso (thoughts of a black sheep) are offering to refactor the code you send them just to get some code … Continue reading

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HowTo disable the Like Button on WordPress.com

You have a Blog running on WordPress.com and you dislike the like button that went into your Blog by magic? Go Admin: Apperance -> Extras and uncheck the last checkbox next the extremely long label Show a like button and … Continue reading

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