If you work with multiple environments (development, staging, production etc) when building WordPress sites, you’ll know that WordPress uses hardcoded absolute URLs in the database for various tasks. There are lots of arguments as to why this is done, and whether it’s the best solution, but for now it remains quite difficult to migrate WordPress between environments.
Having to include an entire PHP OAuth library every time I want to make a simple API request for some of my own data from a 3rd party app like Twitter really pisses me off. Perhaps this is unreasonable, but it’s a problem I ran into for the 4th or 5th time today when trying to help John O’Nolan fetch his status count for his blog.
This is a totally random post full of linux commands that I find useful but am always forgetting. I use linux at work and also on a command-line-only VM at home. I’m always battling with it, largely because I’m a noob. Usually after a couple of hours of playing with it I have a head [...]
A new version of Migrate! is now available to download from Github. What does this fix? A few people have reported having problems using the Migrate! script with their local setups as it constantly shows an error message saying “Your current URL is not a valid URL” much like this: Migrate! Was originally very strict [...]
There is some mystery time warp device which absorbs time when you’re having fun. There is also a nasty tunnel monster which lives on Britain’s railways and gobbles up all your freetime whilst you’re travelling to and from work. At least, it does when you commute from Northampton to London every day.
Despite the current economic turmoil, many people are warning that the technology market is falling foul of another bubble. I’ve been following the discussion with fascination, and last week this article from TNW debunking the theory really caught my eye. This is not another technology bubble, this is natural economic growth resulting from the real world adoption of new technologies that is (finally) starting to happen.
An introduction This is the first in a new series of blog posts I will be writing about the cool things I discover in my travels around the web. Twitter provides a wealth of wonder every day, RSS provides regular treats & the cool people I work & play with are always digging up treasures. [...]