Corrupt synced folder cache using Vagrant 1.4.2 and VMWare provider. Should you ever run into this problem, read this thread.
Yesterday: First day of skiing for the year! Did a full day at Timberline with Ned, Leah’s dad. He’s a ski patroller, and it was a fun day tagging along to see what that’s like. 21k feet of vertical over 17 runs.
Today: Hiked Dog Mountain with Spittle. Gorge-ous day in the Gorge, but bitterly cold. Saw a few other brave souls.
Now: Just about the perfect time for a hot bath.
joehoyle/Time-Stack. Pretty awesome and dead-simple to use profiler for WordPress. Requires a persistent object cache, but that’s about it.
Blogging about the conference I want to attend this year because I don’t have the bandwidth to put it together. Let’s call it AgencyCon.
The key idea is to bring together a bunch of agencies that build on top of WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, and whatever other frameworks. Personally, here’s what I’d like to get out of it:
- Learn how others are turning their agencies from guns for hire to experts in developing particular types of projects. For instance, with Human Made I would love to see more inbounds that refer to the product work we’ve done (e.g. Happytables and WP Remote) and want to hire us for similar. Rather than just doing work with a particular type of tool because you’re good at it, we be doing more work that we have proven ourselves leaders of.
- Hear horror stories of situations other agencies the gotten themselves into, and want for no one else to ever repeat.
- See the cool projects other agencies have been building but can’t publicly discuss. I want to be inspired.
Ideally, it would be a two or three day retreat-like event in some great location. Solid presentations, but lots of time for networking. I’m a fan of conferences as a model for continuing education largely because many of us are making this up as we go along, and they’re high-bandwidth opportunities for sharing knowledge.
Let me know if you know of any events like this, or are up for planning it yourself. I’d really love to see this conference happen.
It would be nice if the WordPress comment reply UI in the admin had a WYSIWYG editor. Seems like an easy win.
Hell, WordPress should support Markdown in comments by default.
Wow, what a year. It’ll be tough to top this one.
Up early on a Sunday morning for some reason or another, and the first thing my mind gets stuck on is digital asset management for the home. Want to store your photos online while maintaining all of your rights and not accidentally sharing stuff with the world ? It appears we’ll get to 2014 still without a solution. There was one called Everpix, but it is no more. Google Picasa, Facebook, and Photobucket all are not prospects for long-term relationships.
Here’s the problem I want to solve: iPhoto, but in the cloud. The digital version of the photo boxes my parents have under their window seat with decades of history.
As someone who spent a few years trying to make it as a photographer, I’ve got a terabyte or two of photos on old hard drives that I hope haven’t failed yet. I want to put those photos in some place more permanent than what I’ve got. Deep archive is less desirable of an option because I have to remember to check every so often, they’re more difficult to access when I want to, etc.
As someone who’s recently married with a kid on the way, I want to collect all of our digital media in one place. In the cloud means it’s not tied to the ephemeral nature of personal machines, and that both Leah and I can manage it (she tends to do more photo stuff now anyways).
So… the fun part. If I had a week to slap this together, here’s how I’d build it:
- … but JS app built on top of an API
- Flat usage fee. You provide your own S3 bucket to start, with more storage options down the line.
- Drag and drop upload.
- Organize photos in galleries, edit IPTC metadata, tag faces.
- Image crop and rotation.
- Multi-user access on the account-level, but also gallery-level so family / friends could contribute.
- Emphasize data portability above all.
Other ideas that could come later:
- One-click archive a gallery to Amazon Glacier if you don’t plan to use it for a while.
- Mail in your DVDs if you don’t want to cap out your internet connection forever.
- Advanced image editing with revision history.
- Keeps track of how your photos are being used across the web (e.g. Facebook version vs Flickr one)
- Auto-import from Facebook / Instagram / iPhone.
- Optional fixed-price catastrophic backup service.
- Bells & whistles.
Later: Worth mentioning that Human Made is hiring full time frontend / backend product devs if you’re into this sort of thing.
Oregon health exchange technology troubles run deep due to mismanagement, early decisions. Great level of detail on how exactly Oracle / Cover Oregon has managed to misuse $90 million to date, and not ship a functional product. Good capital J journalism from the Oregonian.
How Promotion Affects Pageviews on the New York Times Website. Substantial, valuable research.