With thousands of functions in the WordPress codebase, it’s virtually impossible to remember all of them. We’ll cover some overlooked WordPress core functions that you may not know exist. We’ll walk through some practical examples for their use, and give you a variety of new gems you can use every day. Presented at WordCamp Grand Rapids 2014.
Millions of websites are taken down by a member of Anonymous, who is claiming responsibility, by causing GoDaddy’s services to go down. Email and domain serving also seem to be affected. Read more about it at TechCrunch
Google I/O 2012 produced some great videos! I found this presentation by Eric Bidelman one especially intriguing.
“The web is changing so quickly that it’s hard to keep up with what’s new in the platform. HTML5′s new capabilities allow developers to build a whole new suite of applications – things that were once impossible to do, are now a reality. “
“Perhaps it’s because their focus is so different, but Web designers and Web developers often don’t get along as well as could be hoped. And while this article is titled What Web Developers Hate About Web Designers, it’s not the white hot hate of pure rage, but more the tolerant animosity you might have towards, say, broccoli. But there are some things that designers do and say that drive Web developers up a wall.”
All of a sudden, I can’t visit any website, but I can still use my Skype! Checking the office computer, I discover it’s not a simple computer issue. A quick chat with a colleague in Chicago reveals it’s happening to him too. So much for think a simple router reset will do the trick. Luckily after about 30 minutes, I can at least do a Google search for Comcast outage and the live twitter results confirm my suspicions; a Comcast DNS outage in the Midwest. A quick switch of my computer setting to the OpenDNS servers, and I’m back up and running in seconds.
Here’s a quick “how-to” from ComputerWorld about changing your DNS to OpenDNS and just avoid the Comcast outage completely: http://blogs.computerworld.com/17432/how_to_work_around_the_comcast_internet_blackout
Whether I keep using an alternate DNS service, I don’t know, but for tonight, it works!