Very cool Moves app visualization

If you use the neat Moves app (it tracks walks, runs, bicycle rides, transportation, all automatically) this is a very cool visualization tool to see your history: Move-o-Scope Here’s my accumulated data so far:

Really useful batch geocoding page

If you need to convert a lot of addresses to latitude / longitude, this is an excellent resource:’

How to locate your php.ini file

When you need to know where the php.ini configuration file is on your server, here is a handy way to find it: php -i | grep php.ini Give it a try.

How to Unix tip: Find and remove files older than a certain time period

If you find a directory such as /tmp/ filling up with old and uneeded files, here’s a quick tip for finding and removing what you don’t need anymore. Note that the delete function WILL remove everything it finds, so please understand exactly what it is you are doing here before running that command. Command to […]

WordPress 2.9.1 is now out

We’ll be upgrading most of our clients to the latest version of WordPress 2.9.1 now that they’ve resolved a number of the issues we were seeing with the 2.9 release.  Good job guys on getting a quick fix out!

How to fix 301 error when importing blog posts including images from a blog into a new blog

The current import script (as of WordPress 2.8.6) is broken when it comes to successfully importing images from The error you see is something like Remote file error: Remote file returned error response 301 Moved Permanently Fixing this involves adding a couple of lines to a core WordPress file. Hopefully a future version of […]

Vogon Poetry is now available in the App Store!

I’m proud to announce the immediate availability of our Vogon Poetry application for iPhone and iPod Touch. You can get it in the App Store for $2.99. Click here to check it out!

How to: Get rid of widows in your WordPress posts with Widon’t plugin

I was just working on making some updates to the backend WordPress code for the Principia Pilot website ( and noticed widows in some of the stories. Widows are the typographic term for a single word on a line at the end of a paragraph. I thought about the solution to this problem (basically add […]

How to: Automatically add a default set of Custom Fields to each post in WordPress

One of the neat things about WordPress is how easy it is to add custom metadata to a given page or post that you can then use in a template to display structured information. I’ve been using this technique for a while now to extend the basic WordPress elements of title, body, excerpt, etc and […]

Mac OS X voices for using with the ‘say’ command

A neat trick if you have a Mac OS X machine is to do this (make sure your speakers are turned on): Open Type in at the command line: say hello world This will make your computer say “hello world” in the default voice (Victoria). Here is a list of the other voices you […]