White House Blog

I came across the new White House Blog today: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/. Although it is not WordPress 😉 – I will definitely follow this and see how they actually use it. If you have never been to the White House web site – it is definitely worth a visit. The site has all kinds of facts, videos, speeches, and of course – the blog.

My Company Blog: Reloaded

If you find my WordPress and web development posts helpful, I would also recommend reading my company blog. I have been the last few weeks making sure that the content was more organized, the layout was clearer, and the posting frequency increased. I generally post about WordPress related tricks, tips, howtos, but also post about other web development topics as well. Hopefully you will find it helpful!

wordpress 2.0

I finally had a few minutes to download the latest Release Candidate of WordPress 2.0 yesterday and install it. Like usual, I created a full backup of my current site files and database, then installed the new version of WordPress and ran the super easy “upgrade” script. I was extrememly surprised when I did not encounter any real issues…especially since I hacked together so much with WordPress 1.5. My plugins worked and this I am able to post! I have not had a lot of time to play around with all the new features (most which are behind the scenes), but I look forward to checking them out soon.

I am including a screenshot of the admin area to show anyone who has not used a CMS or a blog just how easy it is to post content on a web site. If you can type and click a mouse button, you can have your own web site 😉 If you have never played with AJAX, there are lot of little AJAX goodies in this latest release!  Good job WordPress developers on the new release!
WordPress 2.0
[tags]WordPress, AJAX, CMS, blog[/tags]

ken.jappler.com

Well, well. Ken and I often play Yahoo! Pool and to make things interesting, I thought we could play a best of 3, winner gets some sort of web service (coding/design, etc) from the loser. I played a good first game, but Ken went 2-0, causing me to create and set up: ken.jappler.com. Do not worry, I plan to win today, and since Ken is a Zen Certified Engineer, you know I will get something good. 😉
[tags]Ken Pesanka, blog[/tags]