Monthly Archives: July 2010

BlogBuzz July 31, 2010

Xcode 4: The Coda of Compiled Software Development?

I noticed something interesting recently. The new version of Apple’s Xcode development suite (which is used to build applications of iPhones and OS X) is starting remind me a little of Coda and Espresso. The latter two applications are one-window development environments for web…

WordPress to Finally Drop PHP4 Support

At long last, the WordPress project will be ending support for PHP 4. WordPress 3.1, to be released in late this year, will be the last version to support the legacy version of PHP. For WordPress 3.2, due in the first half of 2011,…

Remove Default Textarea Scrollbars in Internet Explorer

Have you ever noticed that Internet Explorer, with its great wisdom and intelligence, likes to add a useless scrollbar to the side of every HTML textarea? Most browsers add one when it is needed, but IE adds it in right away. There’s an easy…

BlogBuzz July 24, 2010

How to Display a FeedBurner Average

Tired of ever-fluctuating FeedBurner counts being displayed on your blog? Why don’t you just display a weekly average? Cats Who Blog has a tutorial that shows you how you can retrieve the numbers via the FeedBurner API, average them, and display a rounded figure.…

.CO: A Domaining Disaster

The .CO Top Level Domain is the geographic domain for Colombia. It has recently been made available for general registration, and the registrars are busy hyping it as “the new .COM.” Unfortunately, there is one major downside: you have to pay $30/year for a…

Creating a Virtual Post in WordPress

One thing that plugin developers want to do sooner or later is create a “fake” post. (Maybe you have a statistics plugin that you want to display a public graph when someone visits example.org/traffic.) You need to create the equivalent of a Page on…

WordPress Administration Over SSL

Do you frequently log-in to your WordPress install over public WiFi networks? While it may seem like paranoia to some people, it’s really not a good idea to log into important sites over an unencrypted connection. There’s always a possibility that someone could be…

BlogBuzz July 16, 2010

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