Hippies

Hipster + Yuppie = Hippie Labels are so like yesterday, man. Thought of this today. It is an interesting redefinition of what it means to be a modern day Hippie. Do you think it describes the group of people who used to be part of the modern day counterculture movement and are now having to shoulder responsibility as they grow older? Hipstersism didn’t or hasn’t really taken off like the counterculture movement of the 60′s thou. Maybe it isn’t really a fair reinterpretation of the word. I liked this post a week ago. In a time when a constant flow of information is the norm. People can’t be expected to be on top of all the ‘news’ all the time. There will be that week when you miss the latest meme or that...

WordPress 3 and WordPress Plugin Development

Here are the slides from my talk at the PHP meetup on 7.13.2010.

Desktop Tower Defense

Check out Desktop Tower Defense if you haven’t tried it already. It is quite fun and addicting. It is a flash puzzle game whose goal is to stop the enemies (creeps) from getting to the other side of the board by building mazes with different types of towers. Two places to find it online. The website Kongregate.com has more of a multiplayer aspect to it, because you can chat with other people on the website after signing up for an account. The other place is the author’s home page, handdrawngames.com. If you do try it out and get a decent score playing at least the Medium difficulty you can save your score to a group of other people. My friends and I have been saving our scores under the group name “llbbl”. Feel free to add...

How to add people on Flickr

Go to Flickr.com Do you have a previous Flickr account or yahoo email address? If so, click on the Sign In link in the upper right part of the page. You may also click here to goto the sign in page. Skip to step 4 in these directions. If you do not have a Flickr account or Yahoo email address, click on the pink Sign up! button on the right. You may also click here to goto the sign up page. a. On the “Sign in to Yahoo!” page click the “Sign Up” link in the lower right part of the page b. Fill in all the form fields, choosing a Yahoo ID! c. Click the I agree button after “reading” their Terms of Service. If you entered an Alternate Email, be sure to check that email account and click on the link to...

Diggable WordPress Plugin

Diggable is a plugin for WordPress that adds Digg This buttons to websites. This will make it easier for your website visitors to submit content while it also allows them to see the Digg count for content that has already been submitted. Features General Features Admin Menu with options for button placement and customization No template modification, so you aren’t required to have any programming knowledge Buttons placed at the end of the content post and only visible if you load the page for a particular post There are options to display the buttons on pages and posts and on the front page of the website You can also select between the compact and normal version of the button. Currently the display options are basic but will be expanded...

Favorite Place Online Poll

I am testing out a free polls service from PollDaddy to see how I like it and so I thought I would make something generic for people to vote on. I saw this on another blog and thought I would check it out. What do you think about the service? Update: I removed the javascript poll because it was slowing down page loads. If you are still interested in taking the poll CLICK HERE. I moved the original poll to the bottom, after the jump. Please vote for the Parent company so for instance if your favorite place online is using Google Reader than vote for Google. Another example would be using Skype which is owned by eBay or Flickr which is owned by Yahoo. I think you get the idea! Thanks for voting. ;) Take Our Poll from PollDaddy.com...