archive: September 2008

11
SEP
2008

As of this date, I am leaving Fairfax, VA and moving back to the state of NY for the time being. I will be officially moved out of VA on the 18th of this month. I visited my new apartment in NY and took pictures. Once I am able to download them, I will post them up.

I’ll be posting more updates in the coming days on WordPress and other things that have been going on. I am going to a Yankee game this Saturday before the Stadium is demolish at the end of this season and I will for sure get photos of the game. Hopefully it will not be cancelled. So for now if you are looking for me, please excuse my absence. I been very busy switching everything back to NY.

07
SEP
2008

If it does, you are in luck! Or your server (like mine hosting this blog) has FTP/FTPS disabled and only uses SSH2 for shell and file transfers, you are even more luck!

Working with the WordPress dev team in IRC (irc.freenode.net, #wordpress-dev) and after becoming frustrated that I couldn’t use the automatic plugin upgrade feature and the new core update feature that is coming out for version 2.7.x, I took it upon myself to start writing a SSH2 transfer protocol class file. Along with a few people in the channel (in particular DD32) we have completed this major task in getting it working. (Check the status of it’s progress in this trac ticket.)

read more ‘Does your WordPress server support SSH2?

04
SEP
2008

MLB Uses Instant Reply

Posted by Shane

Last night during the Yankees game they used for first time instant reply to decided if a ball hit by Alex Rodriguez was a home run or not. The ball from perpectice looked like it hit in fair terriotory behind the yellow foul line. The umpires for two minutes went behind the dugout and contacted MLB.com technicians. When they came back they ruled it was a home run. Now Baseball is now offically going to be fair to all teams and there will be no more 1999 World Series disputes. If you remember, a fan plucked the ball from the air making it a home run instead of making it an out.

02
SEP
2008

Running a Battlestar Galactica fan site, you get the neuances of politics mixed in with a bit of the humor that plays off real life. But a user on the forum posted this image and I was shocked that they seem very similar in appearance. Does Ron Moore know something about the 2008 US Presidential Election that we don’t know? Props to Bluce_Ree for pointing this out.

Are the GOP Candidates Cylons?

Are the GOP Candidates Cylons?

I like to make it clear that I do not know the final cylon.

I upgraded my main blog to version 2.7.x so I can continue to help the process in development of this line. I would have to say that it worked fine from 2.6.1 that I had installed. All the plugins I do have installed seem to be working fine including my custom theme. One thing that was not tested during my upgrade was the database changes for the gallery feature.

That will be tested in time though before it’s committed to the trunk.

01
SEP
2008

I don’t know how many of you check out the svn trunk for WordPress, but I just got it installed so I can convert the new “gallery” feature (confirmed new feature!) I created to the 2.7.x line and let me tell you that the admin interface is freaking sweet. It’s very nicely laid out. I will post screenshots up soon so you don’t have to install the development files just to see it.

Update: Weblob Tools Collection posted a preview of 2.7 in a post. No mention of my updated gallery feature, but there are so many changes in 2.7.x I doubt he even knew it was coming.