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WCSF: Notes From WordCamp 2012

  Well, this is long overdue but I finally cleaned up my notes from WordCamp. Adding custom content types: I’ve always been on the lookout for a Drupal-like “views” module for WordPress. These tools come close: Loop buddy Views and types Pods Framework: I used this one long ago but it’s evolved alot and looks […]

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Apple Mail “Letterbox” update fix

Apple Mail disabled the amazing “Letterbox” plugin after the recent Mac OS10.6.8 update. Here’s a link to an easy fix. Letterbox is a plugin for Apple’s Mail.app that takes advantage of the full width of your monitor. It rearranges the interface into three vertical columns so the message pane is to the right of the […]

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Ari’s first Quirky invention: iPhone bike mount

After years of participating in the Quirky community I finally got motivated enough to submit my own invention idea. Waterproof iPhone bike mount with integrated lens for wide angle video recording or “precording” while biking.   THE PROBLEM Some bikers want to record their ride for fun. Others want to record their ride for the insurance […]

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WordPress security plugins: Wordfence

Anyone who has had their site hacked or blacklisted knows how important it is to stay on top of WordPress Security. Yes, you should use the lastest versions of WordPress core and for the most part the latest version of plugins. But of course incompatibilities arise so be careful when updating. The #1 security measure […]

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GoodSync for Mac

  GoodSync is a utility that provides all the tools you need to keep your data safe and up-to-date. It works by synchronizing (and backing up) files such as MP3s, Office docs, photos, financial documents,  between desktop HD/SSD, laptops, servers, and all manner of thumb/external drives. GoodSync is very user-friendly—its’ got a geeky but usable UI and […]

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Soft-launch: Shrub & Co cocktail mixers

I just soft-launched this new site. Their product is not available quite yet but will be sold on the site soon. It’s a new kind of cocktail mixer – but also used for non-alcoholic drinks like sodas. Based on a traditional “shrub” : It is prepared with an acidic fruit base  pickled in vinegar and […]

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QA the UI: Time Machine’s backwards ghost

Here’s something that’s been bugging me for a long time. Now, I know the folks at Apple work hard to make the small details shine. I’ve had a couple acquaintances who have been involved with great hardware design there over the years. I have heard stories about the wonderful keyboard design (the super fast keyboard […]

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Crafty Cart WPEC theme

Crafty Cart was a great free WPEC (WordPress e-Commerce plugin) theme that I customized for a couple sites. But the developers seem to have disappeared so I’ve moved on to other WordPress ecommerce starter themes like those from Storefront Themes. What I like about Crafty Cart is the playful design. It also features: Simple product […]

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PayPal, Square and Stripe: more online payment options

A great new payment option is Stripe – it is a Payment Gateway which means you can sell stuff online, take credit cards on your site yet avoid any recuring monthly fees. I have not used it but hope to try it soon. Has anyone out there used it with WordPress? WPEC is oftem set […]

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SerialTeller: Serial Fiction Online

  I recently redesigned this site that I launched last year. It features hover-based “teasers” and a Netflix-inspired interface. It’s got a modular custom content type that will grow as they add more serials. You can submit your own writing via a Gravity form so you don’t have to be a WordPress expert to update the […]

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