How To Identify a WordPress Theme

February 15th, 2009

Say you stumble upon a WordPress blog that has a gorgeous design. Amazed, you wonder what theme they’re using. Of course, it would be straightforward to just email the blog’s author and ask, but it might take a few hours (or days) until they get back to you. Here […] Continue Reading…

“Don’t Click”, Quickly

February 13th, 2009

263 identical tweets per minute – estimating from Twitter Search results, that’s how fast this little hack is spreading as I write this post. It’s almost enough to make me stop writing it – after all, with such a large scale infestation, every major “Web 2.0” outfit is already […] Continue Reading…

Top WordPress Plugin Niches

February 11th, 2009

As a plugin developer, I sometimes wonder what makes a plugin popular. How come some plugins garner hundreds of comments and thousands of downloads, while others pass quietly into the archives? What kind of plugin do the users want?

Obviously the plugin’s niche (what kind of stuff it does) would […] Continue Reading…

Anti-Privacy 1.0 (Beta)

February 7th, 2009

Imagine you are a systems administrator at a major ISP. The company’s servers log every page your clients visit, and due to your position you have full and unrestricted access to those logs. This comes in handy when troubleshooting network problems, but nobody would find out if you browsed […] Continue Reading…

Steve Pavlina Hurts My Brain

February 5th, 2009

If you don’t care about amatteur philosophy/self-development/logic, I recommend you ignore this post. This is a pure rant, so I’ll try to keep it short.

There’s this unbelievably popular self-development blogger Steve Pavlina. Some of his posts are quite insightful and have practical uses. Some make we want to embed […] Continue Reading…