WordPress Networks and Domain Mapping on Apache 2.x

The intent of this post is not to cover standard domain mapping for networked WordPress blogs; instead, this post describes how to set-up second-level domain mapping for WordPress network blogs when WordPress is not the CMS for your primary domain.
(more…)

Crake Aborted! – Fixing ActiveRecord Join Migrations

When attempting to use has_and_belongs_to_many you might run into a “relation does not exist” error. If you created a join table migration already, and you’re wondering why ActiveRecord isn’t looking at it, you probably used the wrong table name.
(more…)

Scala with Understanding

I have started learning Scala as part of an independent study project targeting the functional programming paradigm and, to some degree, resource-to-user scheduling algorithms and their NP-complete properties. Now, my background in computer programming languages so far includes Python, PHP, Bash, Ruby and Java. Scala’s syntax is a major departure from what I am used to, primarily because of its focus on the functional paradigm.

(more…)

Experiencing Web Page Titles

This is a personal thing in the UX domain, but I think it applies to more than just me. I see too many sites where the first set of words in the title of each web page on the site is the name of the site itself followed by the actual page title. For me this doesn’t make sense, for two reasons.

(more…)

GTD = OmniFocus + OmniOutliner + DEVONThink + …

My GTD workflow is for the most part a connected system of OmniOutliner documents managed by DEVONThink with the actual task-work managed in OmniFocus. Other than that, I use a metal inbox next to my desk as a primary collection bucket and a raised file-rack for project support and tickler files. I also have a whiteboard next to my bed for midnight thought streams, and I use my iPhone for on-the-go collection.

(more…)