Is it a good idea to develop full-blown appli­ca­tions as plu­g­ins inside Word­Press (or an other CMS)? I some­times feel like it’s a silly thing to do. Espe­cially if the appli­ca­tion is not really doing any­thing to extend or com­ple­ment the stan­dard func­tions of the CMS, and is just exist­ing as a stand-alone crea­ture within […]

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Every so often I write this same thing. It’s Mon­day (any Mon­day) and so it’s time to write it again. The solu­tion to very few prob­lems is to write more code. Usu­ally, it is bet­ter to write things in Eng­lish, explain­ing what­ever the thing is. This is mainly because it takes a good long while to write […]

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I wish I didn’t know how to code. For a pro­gram­mer, the solu­tion to every prob­lem is to write more code. But some­times, all that is needed is to write proper words. To explain things and explore them through prose. Not to remove one­self to the meta-realm of try­ing to under­stand the gen­eral struc­ture of the prob­lem […]

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Some projects pro­vide infor­ma­tion about how peo­ple should fork and con­tribute to them. This is my gen­eral approach (included here, obvi­ously, for my own edi­fi­ca­tion): Fork a project: Github clickity-click Clone it locally: git clone git@github.com:username/project.git Add the upstream project: git remote add upstream git@github.com:upstream/project.git Do not com­mit to the mas­ter branch; it is to […]

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I first used a Mac in about 1993 — a Quadra I think it might’ve been, or a Per­forma. I’d come from DOS and Amiga and didn’t really know any­thing about any­thing — I didn’t even know there was any­thing to be known. I remem­ber hear­ing some­one talk­ing about Win­dows, and assum­ing they just meant […]

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I am work­ing on a bespoke issue-tracking sys­tem at the moment (not for code issue-tracking, in case any­one thinks we’re cloning Red­mine; although there cer­tainly are over­laps…) in which each issue has a list of per­son­nel, each of whom have a role on the issue. The task at hand is to pre­vent peo­ple select­ing the same […]

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