My trip to Melbourne for the Australian WordCamp was filled with excitement, from taking off in Auckland and realizing I had left my Visa Card at either the Pie Shop or Money Exchange, all the way to checking in early Monday morning for my return flight, only to find out I had booked my flight for a month later.. it was all very very exciting.
The WordCamp itself was amazing. I got a chance to catchup with some old friends, and make new ones. It was an absolute treat and honor to meet Dion Hulse (dd32) a WordPress Core Committer, Japh a veteran Web Developer, and Brent Shepherd author of ProsPress. My icing on the cake however was meeting a guy that I have had communication with for the last 2 years, he has helped me with problems with SVN, reviewed … Read More »
I’m still here in Melbourne, recovering from an epic weekend of Socializing with some amazing Developers and WordPress enthusiats! I’ll be writing a blog post on my highlight when my brain is willing.
While I was here I had a thought,, I was introduced to http://capitalp.org/ before arriving and thought, hey wouldn’t it be cool if my Site Description would swap on every page load? that would be cool right? I mean, I don’t know what the effect on SEO would be, but my site description is only a p tag anyways..
So, when I was listening to John Ford speak about WordPress security, and the great Plugin lockdown, I thought to myself, best way for me to understand and get used to the steps in locking down a Plugin is to well,, implement it.. and practice makes perfect. I don’t usually … Read More »
This year I attended WordCamp NZ, it was a great event. Last year I presented and both WordCamp UK and WordCamp NZ (you can review my presentation last year here) I did not present anything this year as I found that last year I was too busy worrying and practicing my own presentation that I did not end up having enough time to sit back, enjoy the presentations, mingle, experiment with new ideas and stew over some self development.
Security Talk – John Ford (automattic)
This talk was funny and informative, John is a great speaker. He covered the basics of what it means when your site gets hacked, and showed us a few examples of malicious code. He also shared with us his 6 steps to fix a hacked WordPress install:
Contact Host – there might be a problem that they are unaware … Read More »
It was a long overdue escape from the development cave of Instinct HQ to travel half way round the world to visit some people I met over the internet, nerves and jitters aside the experience was filled with anticipation. What would they think of this long haired ferrel hippy? Did they realize what they were getting themselves into? God, did I know what I was getting into,, time would tell…