I love my little-engine-that-could media server machine. It runs incredibly well on hardware from at least two generations ago; it is completely headless; the entire system loads itself into RAM in the form of a compressed file system; it all fits onto a bootable USB stick; and I can back it up and rebuild it with ease, thanks to the virtualization capability of Oracle’s VirtualBox software. This is my recipe (of sorts) for building your very own. Read More →
While I’m sure many of you have “moved on” to Visual Studio 2010, there are a large number of us still using 2008. Recently, my shop needed to write some code for interfacing with a vendor’s web services. No problem, right? Well… not quite. It was quite an undertaking to get a functional wrapper class for our vendor’s web service shoehorned into Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET 3.5 platform. Read More →
This screencast was originally submitted for an Envato tutorial contest… but apparently, they do not ever announce when those contests have been closed. Rather than wait for the (next) Rapture, I figured I would just go ahead and post it here.
This screencast is a tutorial on using the WordPress
transients API for caching plugin and/or widget information. Enjoy! Read More →