Monthly Archives: December 2011

Android Development: Send Tweet Action

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I recently had a need within an Android application to provide a tweet button. It is really easy to launch a Share action in Android: Intent intent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_SEND); intent.setType(“text/plain”); intent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_TEXT, title + “n” + content); this.startActivity(Intent.createChooser(intent, “Share…”)); This … Continue reading

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My Take on WordPress Optimization

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Lately, I’ve seen a huge number of articles on WordPress Optimization being linked to or broadcast on Twitter, and each made one or two good points, but optimization is not simply tweak this or use this plugin. It is a … Continue reading

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The value of Coffee confirmed yet again…

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Hat-tip to Grek Mankiw

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Tech News – November 14th

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Use of cats stopped in Survival Flight training Instead of cats, they are using Robots and pigs. PETA says pigs shouldn’t be used either. PETR had no comment, mostly because it doesn’t exist…yet. #RobotsHaveRightsToo Can a Software Update Quench Kindle … Continue reading

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Stealth Hacking

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Could your WordPress install be Hacked without you knowing about it? Similar to the Pharma-Hack, there is a new stealth hack which affects compromised WordPress sites and most people have no idea their site is infected. The reason for the … Continue reading

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WordPress Admin Bar Issue in Version 3.3

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If you have upgraded to WordPress 3.3 and the admin bar is not where it is supposed to be, it would be a good idea to check your function.php for the following code: wp_deregister_script(‘admin-bar’); wp_deregister_style(‘admin-bar’); remove_action(‘wp_footer’,'wp_admin_bar_render’,1000); The above code is … Continue reading

New Plugin: WordPress Sentinel

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WordPress Sentinel tracks all files in a WordPress installation (core, themes, plugins) and then periodically rechecks and notifies the administrator of any files that have changed in any way. Most attacks against WordPress sites will install rogue code wherever they … Continue reading

Time to Upgrade Again

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Because WordPress 3.3 (aka “Sonny”) has been released. More Info here.

SASS for WordPress

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SASS is a programmable approach to stylesheets which really adds some cool features. (Full reference is available here.) It can make a stylesheet easier to read, easier to update and also adds some powerful features like functions, variables and imports. … Continue reading

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Tech News – November 12th

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Apple vs. HTC – Will HTC Phones be Banned? I’m not sure the denying access to Android devices strategy will actually help Apple. #backlash (from both expected and unexpected sources) Apple suggests design options for Samsung (to avoid lawsuits) Helpful … Continue reading

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