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Monthly Archives for October 2011
“Finally, the only part you care about: Coda 2.”
Here is the cutest letterpress postcard ever, made by my bro Sarah. She’s the same bro that I met via her Etsy shop and I hired to make my social cards. We’ve been tag-teaming website design and builds for the past couple of months and it’s been pretty “rocker.” She just lent me one of her many plush cheeseburgers for my Hamburglar costume, which is coming along quite nicely THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
So the next few weeks are going to be super busy, like beyond the usual state of being busy. Halloween is upon us, and it’s one of my most favorite holidays – not because I like dressing up or having kids harass me through my apartment window, but because the weather is usually perfect and it coincides with cool events…
Like the Booo-ristanet Halloween Ball!
Baristanet and Barista Kids is doing something new this year by throwing a big Halloween bash for all to attend. The tickets are cheap ($10 ahead, $15 at the door), and we’re taking over Montclair Station. That’s right, we’ll be blowin’ NJTransit’s spot, sipping creepy cocktails by mah grrl Holly, dancing, and giving out great prizes. I’m about 98.2% sure that I’ll be dressed up as the Hamburglar. If you’re a local and looking to party, stop by and say ‘ello!
The weekend after Halloween will be spent in Philly, where I’ll be attending WordCamp Philly for its second year. There won’t be a WordCamp NYC this year, so it’s the closest WordCamp fix I can get in 2011.
Besides being the only chance I’ll have this year to hide clumps of raisins in Jim Doran‘s murse, it’s also a great opportunity for me to spend some quality time with mah othrr Baristanet grrl, Katie Mancine, et al. There’s a 1.8% chance that I will be dressed up as the Hamburglar in Philly.
By the way, here’s a Guy Fieri mask – one of a set of three “fright masks” just posted by Brandon Bird:
I think this is a great mask for when you’re the President’s wife and you want to shop at Target incognito. Or if you’re married and looking to add some spice to you and your loved one’s sex life. I myself keep it in my purse for when I’m waiting in line at “da club” and want to use my “celebrity status” to cut to the front.
I’m not sure how enforced the rule is, but bloggers on WordPress.com (not those using self-hosted WordPress.org installations) are not allowed to generate revenue through ads on their site, with a few minor exceptions – like if you’re VIP (which you’re probably not).
When consulting someone on where and how to host their site, this has usually been a deal-breaker for the .com, as most bloggers nowadays aspire to gain massive amount of wealth, fame, and sexual favors for their writing via advertising. Nonetheless, WordPress.com hosts millions of blogs, and they are finally tapping into that money machine by partnering with Federated Media Publishing and soon allowing .com users to place ads on their site.
I think this is a big deal for bloggers who want the flexibility of running ads on a site without the work of hosting it. And with the transition from .com to .org becoming more and more simple, it’s not a big deal if you decide to go the self-hosted route even after you become rich and famous for your words.
Kickstarter-backed The Noun Project opened an online store not too long ago. This morning they announced some new symbols and a new button set for Breast Cancer Awareness month. 30% of profits will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. I love The Noun Project and I love this button pack!
Here’s an easy way to get your favicon to be your Gravatar, just like a Tumblr blog’s favicon is typically of the user’s Portrait Photo.
There are two “Jims” I know, and they are both cool dudes. First is my childhood friend, Jimmy Francis. Then there is my soul sistrr, Jim Doran. This is a short post about Jim Doran, in case you do not know him.
Just like me, Jim is a web developer and teacher that works with WordPress and is obsessed with QR codes – except no, we’re not. Mr. Doran and I started following each other over Twitter after WordCamp NYC 2009, where he gave a talk about jQuery. At WordCamp NYC 2010, he, Jimmy, and I hung out together and it was cool – except the waiter at the Chinese restaurant was an asshole. Both Jims are musicians and, even if the conversation wasn’t dominated with “music talk,” anyone who lives with a great musician knows the intricacies of their psyche and how their personalities can be absolutely magnetizing.
This was a short post about Jim Doran.
A nice, clear, brief introduction to regular expressions by using email address validation as an example.