Tips For The Crew That Attended The Philly WordPress Meetup, August 11, 210

Bonnie Vasko has already posted a brief summary of Wednesday night’s “inaugural” Philly WordPress Meetup, so I thought I’d simply take a moment to document some of the resources we talked about in the “advanced”/developer session. Hopefully some of the other attendees will find them useful.

We talked briefly about

I’m sure there are some other things I’m forgetting to mention, so if anyone has anything more to contribute (or further questions), please just drop a comment.

I’m looking forward to the next meetup!

WipEout R/C Edition? Yes Please!

Yowsa. Arduino + a heaping amount of German ingenuity For. The. Win.

Good News, Everyone! (A Job!)

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.

Mousetrap Never Works (Or: I Love The Internet, Reason #123,762)

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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_0i5WqiIcc&feature=player_embedded

I’m Speaking At WordCamp Philly

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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.

Making phpPgAdmin Work

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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.

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