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An idea: Use creation of WP_Error objects as a way of tracking application exceptions. If WP_Error had an action in the __construct() method, you could easily error_log() WP_Error codes and messages. Can someone tell me why this is a bad idea (other than exploding your error log), or whether there’s a better approach?

Free plugin ideas, March 2013

I may or may not get to these in the future. If you do before me, please let me know. Single-use P2 threads. P2 is an awesome theme for threaded conversations that stand the test of time. Avoid long, drawn out email discussions with friends by pointing everyone to a P2 thread. A year ago you […]

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Idea for the WordPress.com VIP ElasticSearch add-on: ability to pass arbitrary documents with external URLs to be included in the index. (ref)

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Hack day project idea(s), inspired by the data science session this morning. Look at a random sample of comments across WordPress.com and… Classify their content (e.g. how they’re responding to the post). Do a topical classification of post content and compare against comment word count or frequency. Calculate diversity of commenters for a site as […]

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Neat idea from Daniel Sicar tonight: non-technical journalists should learn enough HTML/CSS (and maybe JavaScript) to build a single-serving website for one of their stories. Originally it was pitched as a skill to learn in 30 days, but it could be great one-day workshop material as well.

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Spent a little bit of time this evening exploring topics in the WordPress.com Reader and commenting on posts I found interesting. It would be a sweet community project to make sure every first post receives an enthusiastic reply.

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It would be neat if you could find people on WordPress.com based on topic analysis of the content they write. You could probably build a pretty neat directory with locations too.

All Dashboards Should be Feeds

And you know what? I have no idea whether my numbers on those services are good or not. I don’t know what I’m supposed to do about them. In fact, though I love Chartbeat, the information that I get from them that means the most is their push notifications on my phone which tell me […]

Dronenet: How to build it

Dronenet: How to build it. Another possible collision of cheap hardware and ubiquitous networks. This stuff is way cool.