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Aug

7

Setting up WordPress

By pcurd

Even easier than I thought – 5 minute install is about right.  However, configuring it.. I love the options, don’t get me wrong. The options excite and delight me in ways they perhaps shouldn’t.. but does there really have to be THAT many?


Ok, so yes, yes there does. It’s the eternal trade off between “I want it really simple” and “why the hell doesn’t it do BLAH, that’s so lame”.  I get it all the time with desktop apps so I guess it’s going to happen with online apps.  I think tomorrow is the day for WordPress template shenanigans.  (Weird how shenanigans is in the dictionary but whatchamacallit is not…)

Aug

7

Open Source in DDD5 Podcast

By pcurd

A few weeks ago, after Developer Developer Developer 5, I was getting drunk in the Novotel Hotel bar in Reading when I (and this may have been because of the aforementioned beer) began rambling about Open Source to a guy I’d just met. Well he was Craig Murphy, one of the organisers of Developer Developer Developer, a .Net community event where presentations and short ramblings (Grok Talks mentioned in the Podcast) regarding aspects of programming or development are made.

Well, Craig has put together a Podcast of a small part of this chat and there is a link to it from his blog – http://www.craigmurphy.com/blog/?p=639.

I think a round of applause are in order for my not quite falling off the chair drunk but whatever you do don’t move too quickly because I might throw up moment of fame.

Oh, and my good friend Alex Sanchez was there too… I would like to include him in my Oscar speech…