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Momma Says Spock You OUT.
I’m extremely excited to announce that I have agreed to take a position with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (aka CHOP) starting in early August. I will be working as a senior Linux administrator in their research department and will get a chance to ply my trade in pursuit of gene sequencing and population studies in a high-performance cluster environment.
It’s definitely a bittersweet moment for me. This ends my just-under-two-years foray into self-employed IT contracting and, though I have enjoyed my time as an independent IT guru, I welcome the return of paid time off. *grin* I’m sad to be leaving my friends and compatriots at my current facility but am really excited for what the future holds.
Satirists the world over are given a gigantic stage upon which to display their talents. You’ve seen Ok Go’s “This Too Shall Pass”, now watch the pitch-perfect dissection of a
fondscarring childhood memory, disguised as a parody of the aforementioned song:
Write down the date — October 30, 2010, the day before Halloween, I’m due to speak at WordCamp Philly down at Temple University in Philadelphia. I’m incredibly honored to be given the chance to speak on a topic near to my heart: Making WordPress Work AT Work. I plan on posting a series of articles over the next few months that will act as the foundation for my talk.
In the meantime, browse the #wcphl website and (after getting your tickets, of course) be sure to check out the other speakers that will be presenting.
This post is more of a reminder to myself than anything else. It took me a while and a bit of Googling to find the right answer.
If you’re using phpPgAdmin to administer PostgreSQL databases and you want to be able to alter records from the web-based interface — i.e., you want each row to feature an “Edit” and “Delete” button — you’ll need to remember this: all tables that you want to use phpPgAdmin on must have a PRIMARY KEY defined. No PRIMARY KEY, no Edit/Delete links.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, as interpreted by Sir Ian McKellen:
Too, too funny.
I’ve really caught the Mercurial bug recently and have begun chewing coworkers’ ears off about its benefits. I’ve been looking into ways to integrate it into my WordPress-related efforts and, inspired by this recent post on the WP Devel blog announcing a github effort to make WP available via git, I decided to set up an Hg clone (haw!) of the core WordPress codebase.
It’s available here over on BitBucket and, unlike Nikolai’s effort (which only appears to track trunk), I started my clone at the root of the Subversion repository, meaning that all branches and tags are (theoretically) accounted for. I’m currently syncing the two repos by-hand but am working on an automated process that should push changes from the core WordPress SVN server to BitBucket fairly quickly.
I’ll post again later to demonstrate my full process for accomplishing this — it was astonishingly easy, to be honest.
In the meantime, get cloning!
Literal Barrage is Stephen Fry proof thanks to caching by WP Super Cache