Interesting tidbits from around the web (September 19th):
bnbeckwith's writegood-mode at master - GitHub - an emacs mode to help you write better
3 shell scripts: Kill weasel words, avoid the passive, eliminate duplicates - code to help you write better
[Phoronix] - postgresql 9.0.0 is making it's way onto 9.0 Is Now Available , probably official announcement soon
adamhunter's wp-cap at master - GitHub - capistrano recipes for wordpress
…. The companies today released new Cookbooks for automating Drupal and WordPress deployments on Windows Azure. Opscode also announced today that Chef provides integration with the new, generally available, version of Windows Azure Infrastructure Services. By combining Opscode Chef with Windows Azure, users can automate everything from server provisioning and configuration management to continuous delivery of infrastructure and applications.
Demonstrating the New …
One of my favorite conferences every year is Microconf , because it focuses on small software businesses, which is where my heart and soul is businesswise. I know a lot of folks can't justify a trip out to (though you should really come in 2014 if you possibly can — 2013 is only a few days from me posting this and already quite sold out), so I always ask and (the organizers) for a copy of my video so I can produce a transcript and put it online. My 2012 talk …
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Katherine has worked as an independent digital media consultant and in a variety ofpositions for Toronto-based startups. The idea of ShopLocket came to Katherine as she was faced with a seemingly simple problem: selling a few products online through her existing online channels. Not finding a …
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I greatly admire what WordPress did for the web; to say that we want to be the WordPress of forums is not a stretch at all. We're also serious about this eventually being a viable open-source business , in the mold of WordPress . And we're not the only people who believe in the mission: I'm proud to announce that we have initial venture capital funding from First Round , Greylock , and SV Angel . We're embarking on a five year mission …
Ruby on Rails lacks a CMS with the mindshare of, say, WordPress, which is good, because every unpatched Ruby on Rails CMS delivered to a non-technical company to serve as their website or backend to their mobile application will be compromised .
There are many developers who are not presently active on a Ruby on Rails project who nonetheless have a vulnerable Rails application running on localhost:3000. If they do, eventually, their local machine will be compromised . (Any …
When I decided to start blogging I was faced with some choices. The first choice to be made was which blogging software to use. I have had some experience using Wordpress and have never been too happy with it. I have also used, which I don't think is too well suited to blogging. I figured I would give a try. It was ok, but ultimately left me with the same feeling as Wordpress.