Alz

I never wanted to write about this topic but after seeing this today I couldn’t help but share my Alzheimer’s experience. If you watch Seth Rogan’s testimony you’ll briefly hear about his mother-in-law and the complications, conditions and problems they had; my mom had those very same issues, exactly the same. After years of trying…

Contributing →

My experience with contributing to core has been awful and after years of convincing myself it’s gotten better the results might be the same. Hopefully my feeling of discouragement changes because I really want to be involved.

What I discovered is that in many ways, these jobs are a trap: They pay so little that you cannot accumulate even a couple of hundred dollars to help you make the transition to a better-paying job.

Atlantic

Took a few days to straighten things out but I’m no longer running this blog on a dedicated server and finally recovered a backup that could be used to export the DB. I’ve learned a lot of lessons, the big ones: one, don’t count on software RAID setups; two, always review your backups periodically, something could have gone wrong since you set them up.

Git Submodules with Detached HEAD

This week we at Sprout Venture migrated our largest project to git. Without going into detail about our process we ran into a problem with our superproject’s submodules initialized with detached HEADs; regardless if they’re added with the branch set. The .gitmodules file would properly show the branch, e.g. [submodule "wordpress"] path = wordpress url…

WordPress Clearing All Transients on Upgrade

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Nacin just tweeted about a little changeset in WordPress trunk that will delete all transients after an upgrade. Wondering how controversial this will be… WordPress trunk will clear all transients during upgrade. http://t.co/6eGGO8lAXv — Andrew Nacin (@nacin) September 12, 2013 Obviously someone is going to make this “controversial”, there always is with a huge project…

White Tip Shark

The video didn’t end showing how awesome this was but this is the best I have. What’s missing is how close we (snorkel guide with me on the outer part of the reef) got by swimming down, I had given him my camera but I didn’t get a chance to tell him it was already…