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10 WordPress Plugin Developers to Follow

Here is a list of WordPress plugins developers that I follow (in alphabetical order). Most plugins created by these guys are ahead of its time so some of them end up getting merged into the core WordPress code. Being a WordPress plugin developer myself, these guys are great resources for idea bouncing and coaching. I highly recommend following these guys if you are a WordPress plugin developer or enthusiast.
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Weekend Links – Nov 26, 2008

Released WP Greet Box Version 4.2

I received a lot of great feedback for versions 4.0-4.1.1, so I decided to incorporate some of those suggestions into version 4.2. I have also ran through my 25 test cases prior to releasing the code so hopefully, this release will go a lot smoother than version 4.0 release. *IMPORTANT* Upon upgrading, make sure you deactivate then reactivate the plugin. This will give you default settings for newly available options.

What’s new in this release?

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Weekend Links – Nov 21, 2008

  • Get the book “The Art & Science of CSS” at free of cost – Are you a web developer ? Are you a web designer? The you must not leave this offer. I don’t know weather you know about this offer or not. …
  • Your PageRank can DIE with WordPress – 17 Ways to Optimize SEO – Recently I’ve been looking back into…
  • What drives the evolution of WordPress? – Justin Tadlock published a piece yesterday titled, Be thankful WordPress gets updated which got me thinking about the way WordPress is evolv…
  • Twitter Followers vs. RSS Subscribers – Daniel’s note: This is a guest post by Nathan Rice. My personal opinions are slightly different from his when it comes to Twitter followers …
  • 10 Things You Need to Know About WordPress 2.7 – As we get closer to the eventual release of WordPress 2.7 (due by the end of the month at last check), it is only natural that we start to f…
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Are You Ready to Deal With the U.S. Economic Crisis?

This will be the most personal post I’ve ever written on this blog so far.

As you may know from my about page, I am a full-time software engineer working in a startup company. To my surprise, some of my close colleagues were laid off today. I shouldn’t have been that surprised given the current economic conditions, but it is still shocking to see some of my close friends leave without being able to shake their hands.

I am deeply sorry to see my colleagues laid off (we’ve had some great times), but I am not worried for them. They are among the best at what they do and I am confident that they would be able to find a new job in no time.

As for me, I am thankful that I wasn’t one of the ones chosen, but I can’t be relieved yet.

What did I learn from this?

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Foiling a Coworker’s Vacation

Continuing the office pranks theme, I want to post another prank done by my girlfriend’s sister who works for Disney corporate as an Information Architect. I’ve seen this prank before, but I have never seen it being done by anybody I know. Kudos Annie!

Don’t you wish your work place was as cool as ours?

Project Honey Pot Http:BL is Going Back Home

It is my pleasure to announce that I will be joining my development efforts of Project Honey Pot Http:BL plugin with Jan Stepien (the original developer of Http:BL). Jan has already merged my changes onto the Http:BL plugin which can be found here. I will no longer be updating Project Honey Pot Http:BL. I have been spread a bit thin lately so I welcome this partnership. I have a long features list for the Http:BL plugin, but just haven’t had to time to implement them. Make sure you stay tuned to see how well this plugin turns out!

Released WP Greet Box Version 4.0

I think this version of WP Greet Box is ground breaking enough to bump the version up to 4.0. To be honest, the reason version 4.0 came out so early is because I just found out 3 days ago (via Google Alerts) that I have a new competitor, Referrer Detector, written by Phan Van An. He seems like a really nice guy (he mentions my name repeatedly in the post), but he could have at least contacted me about co-authoring before forking the code :). With that said, I checked out Referrer Detector and decided to implement some of its wonderful changes in WP Greet Box and expand WP Greet Box to be able to work with WPMU (Thank you Andy Beard for your suggestion).

What’s new in this release?

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Released WP Greet Box Version 3.1

I’ve been quite busy with life lately, so I haven’t paid too much attention to my plugins. Good thing I had a whiff of inspiration today so I decided to add a few enhancements to WP Greet Box.

What’s new in this release?

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Employees Versus Office Filled With Random Things

What’s a programming blog without office humor posts? A boring blog that nobody reads. That being said I would like to share a few office pranks pulled at my workplace (Coral8).

Prank #1: Balloons-filled Office

First let me share the video of our lead engineer, Aleksey, returning from a one week vacation. He is welcomed back with an office filled with extra-extra-large balloons.
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