After six years, I finally bit the bullet and decided to make the jump from Drupal to Wordpress. The reasons are numerous and I’m planning another blog post to chisel through that particular rock and hard place.
Plugins like SSH-SFTP-Updater-Support provide an easy way to use SSH for plugin, theme and core updates but requires a manual process each time. In its recent release Wordpress 3.7 enabled automatic background updates – no-one wants to wait for a security patch, right?
Comment spam is a thing of the past. Or so I thought. Then, one Friday night an alert popped up saying one of our web servers was down. Whilst hunting the problem, I discovered that it might still be a major problem for websites and had a go at some code to tackle it. Why bother? Over the last week 1,774 IP addresses posted 16,149 comments. Or at least they tried.
The computer games industry is worth billions. Grand Theft Auto alone is expected to make £1bn. Teams of 100+ work for years crafting intricate game play, dizzying visuals, head-spinning mathematics to make it all work. In 1982, computer games weren’t very good. This is a story of two Cambridge graduates who turned the games world upside down.
If, like me, you read the recent announcement that Google Analytics just added social tracking to their tool, you’ll probably be thinking, “Nice, I’d like to get me some of that social media analytics”.
A couple of years back I started using a tool called ClearContext, which prioritised the 3-400 daily emails I receive based on their priority. Some special algorithmic magic looked at how often I read, how quickly I responded to automatically work out what was a priority based on my behaviour.
Having taken the plunge in January and moving wholesale from Outlook to Gmail, I’ve become hooked. Once or twice, I’ve even got close to reaching Inbox Zero. Close, but no cigar, at least not for long. Still, it’s an improvement.