The Intarweb

Sadly, its necessary for me to leave these reminders here: If you get eval(base64 hacked on wordpress/dreamhost I have a shared host on Dreamhost that just got hacked to shit. A fairly standard hack, and nothing particularly inspired, but nevertheless some clients from years ago weren’t too happy. If this happens to anyone else, here’s […]

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A little bit of nerdery, inspired by the OpenID-friendly login system at SB Nation’s Baseball coverage: If you want to set up an OpenID authentication using your Google account—and hey, who doesn’t—on a domain that you control, it’s easy as pie. Gina Trapani shows us how. First, Google Profiles (and, it turns out, idproxy.net and […]

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Yesterday afternoon, sometime between 3 and 4pm, I tried to pull up the Florida Bar website, which was working fine – albeit with its usual lack of speed – earlier in the day. What came up was a typical domain-squatter page that you’ve seen on any domain that was once used but let go by […]

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Note: this is not legal advice. This is my opinion, nothing more. If you want legal advice, hire a lawyer. Update July 16, 2010 – I’ve said all along that actual incorporation of code makes “the work is probably derivative, and the GPL probably applies.” With that in mind, please go read Andrew Nacin’s post […]

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Update Please check out the companion piece to this article, Why the GPL/Derivative Work debate doesn’t matter for WordPress themes July 16, 2010 – I’ve said all along that actual incorporation of code makes “the work is probably derivative, and the GPL probably applies.” With that in mind, please go read Andrew Nacin’s post about […]

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We didn’t start the fire How many people can say they were on the front lines of a revolution? Ten years ago, inspired by some pretty interesting people, I started a little blog. At that time, there were roughly three hundred webloggers in the world, and most of us knew each other. There were few […]

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I knew that WordPress itself was covered by the GPL. What I didn’t know was that themes, even commercial themes, built to run on WordPress, also fall under the GPL, according to some GPL experts. In this vid, Matt Mullenweg talks about the benefits of the GPL at some length, even going so far as […]

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When Facebook let users pick nicknames for human-friendly URL’s, Wired Magazine’s John Abell didn’t care what name he got. Why? He’s already a got a domain name that he controls… along with unlimited subdomains that he can point to any other location on the internet. At the end of the day, you won’t know where […]

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It’s amazing what you can learn in the doctor’s waiting room. Nate was playing with the big toy – the one where you move all the beads back and forth across the wires – and I took a minute to check out a web design question I had, surfing the web on my phone. I […]

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