Daily del.icio.us for April 6th through April 12th

Upgraded to WordPress 2.5

I know the latest release of WordPress, v2.5 is not officially out but I have been running WordPress 2.5 from their Subversion repository trunk for about the last week. My initial thoughts on the 2.5 release are very positive and all of my plugins and themes have worked without any major changes. Most plugin and theme authors are already busy upgrading their stuff to the latest code.

Some of the new features include a customizable dashboard, multi-file upload, built-in galleries, one-click plugin upgrades, tag management, built-in Gravatars, full text feeds, and major performance improvements. Apparently, the Automattic crew has been working with the folks at Happy Cog — Jeffrey Zeldman, Jason Santa Maria, and Liz Danzico — to redesign WordPress from the ground-up. The result is a new way of interacting with WordPress that will remain familiar to seasoned users while improving the experience for everyone. It’s more than just a new CSS – it’s a very nice redesign of the user interface that may require a little time to get familiar with, but it’s worth the effort as the new interface is very user-friendly, slick, and powerful.

Do this at your own risk as this is still pre-release software, but if you want to run the latest development trunk of WordPress, use the checkout command (svn co) to get the latest code and then an update once you get the latest code to make sure you are getting the latest code (svn update).

[source:xml]
svn co http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress/trunk/ .

svn update
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Daily del.icio.us for January 14th

  • Tweak your Ubuntu desktop with Ubuntu Tweak – Download Squad – Ubuntu Tweak makes it easy to customize your desktop environment and a handful of other settings like your startup session and power management settings. The utility runs on Ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10 and could make life a lot easier on Linux/Ubuntu newbies.
  • Project Euler – Project Euler is a series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems that will require more than just mathematical insights to solve. Although mathematics will help you arrive at elegant and efficient methods, the use of a computer and prog
  • Michael?s Random Thoughts » The Pitfalls of Java as a First Programming Language – A Response – Blaming the first language for a failure to design a good curriculum where other necessary languages are taught appropriately is a naïve argument that misses the point and isn?t helping anyone
  • bobdc.blog: Scraping and linked data – Somehow, code monkeys surrounded by earth-toned cubicle fabric think that it makes them resemble DJs surrounded by crates of vinyl if they use musical buzzwords to refer to the act of combining multiple things into a new one
  • datejs – A JavaScript Date Library – Datejs is an open source JavaScript Date library for parsing, formatting and processing.
  • Microsoft MIX07 – How to Make AJAX Applications Scream on the Client – A recent presentation by Cyra Richardson, Senior Program Manager Lead on the IE team, at MIX 2007 on Making Ajax Applications Scream on the Client went into detail on how developers should approach the problem of making their applications perform well on
  • HTML Purifier 3.0.0 released – HTML Purifier is a standards-compliant HTML filter library written in PHP. HTML Purifier will not only remove all malicious code (better known as XSS) with a thoroughly audited, secure yet permissive whitelist, it will also make sure your documents are st
  • A BigDecimal Cookbook for financial calculations – Computations that yielded amounts, quantities, adjustments, and many other things were generally done with little or no attention to the special precision and rounding concerns that arise when dealing with financial issues.
  • Apache Lenya – Open Source Content Management (Java/XML) v2.0 – The Apache Lenya development community is very proud to announce the 2.0 release of Apache Lenya. Apache Lenya is an Open Source Java/XML Content Management System and comes with revision control, site management, scheduling, search, WYSIWYG editors, and
  • Lightview – Lightview was built to change the way you overlay images on a website.
  • Best Color Tools For Web Designers – Determining the core color for a web project could be easy but finding the right alternatives to match the core can sometimes be difficult. That?s where the color tools play its roles. Color tools help you determine matching color or even suggest sets o

Daily del.icio.us for January 13th through January 14th

  • Tweak your Ubuntu desktop with Ubuntu Tweak – Download Squad – Ubuntu Tweak makes it easy to customize your desktop environment and a handful of other settings like your startup session and power management settings. The utility runs on Ubuntu 7.04 and 7.10 and could make life a lot easier on Linux/Ubuntu newbies.
  • Project Euler – Project Euler is a series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems that will require more than just mathematical insights to solve. Although mathematics will help you arrive at elegant and efficient methods, the use of a computer and prog
  • Michael?s Random Thoughts » The Pitfalls of Java as a First Programming Language – A Response – Blaming the first language for a failure to design a good curriculum where other necessary languages are taught appropriately is a naïve argument that misses the point and isn?t helping anyone
  • bobdc.blog: Scraping and linked data – Somehow, code monkeys surrounded by earth-toned cubicle fabric think that it makes them resemble DJs surrounded by crates of vinyl if they use musical buzzwords to refer to the act of combining multiple things into a new one
  • datejs – A JavaScript Date Library – Datejs is an open source JavaScript Date library for parsing, formatting and processing.
  • Microsoft MIX07 – How to Make AJAX Applications Scream on the Client – A recent presentation by Cyra Richardson, Senior Program Manager Lead on the IE team, at MIX 2007 on Making Ajax Applications Scream on the Client went into detail on how developers should approach the problem of making their applications perform well on
  • HTML Purifier 3.0.0 released – HTML Purifier is a standards-compliant HTML filter library written in PHP. HTML Purifier will not only remove all malicious code (better known as XSS) with a thoroughly audited, secure yet permissive whitelist, it will also make sure your documents are st
  • A BigDecimal Cookbook for financial calculations – Computations that yielded amounts, quantities, adjustments, and many other things were generally done with little or no attention to the special precision and rounding concerns that arise when dealing with financial issues.
  • Apache Lenya – Open Source Content Management (Java/XML) v2.0 – The Apache Lenya development community is very proud to announce the 2.0 release of Apache Lenya. Apache Lenya is an Open Source Java/XML Content Management System and comes with revision control, site management, scheduling, search, WYSIWYG editors, and
  • Lightview – Lightview was built to change the way you overlay images on a website.
  • Best Color Tools For Web Designers – Determining the core color for a web project could be easy but finding the right alternatives to match the core can sometimes be difficult. That?s where the color tools play its roles. Color tools help you determine matching color or even suggest sets o
  • HtmlUnit vs HttpUnit « A Public Scratchpad – If you?re using HttpUnit for legacy reasons, it?s a fairly solid package, but don?t expect to get much support. If you?re starting a new project and are trying to decide between these two frameworks, HtmlUnit wins hands down. It has the features,

Daily del.icio.us for December 31st through January 1st

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Daily del.icio.us for Dec 23, 2007

  • BitNami :: BitNami Stacks – BitNami stacks make it incredibly easy to install your favorite open source software. Application stacks include an open source application and all the dependencies necessary to run it, such as Apache, MySQL and PHP or Ruby. All you need to do is download
  • Sriram Krishnan: Amazon SimpleDB – Technical Overview – Structured storage was one of the missing pieces in Amazon’s cloud services jigsaw puzzle (the other has to be the ability to host a site completely on EC2 without using dynamic DNS hacks) and Amazon is plugging that hole today with the launch of SimpleDB
  • Remember The Milk – Services / Remember The Milk for Gmail – Remember The Milk for Gmail is a Firefox extension that allows you to manage your tasks in Gmail (complete, postpone, and edit tasks), add new tasks (and connect them with your emails, contacts, and Google Calendar events), automatically add tasks for sta
  • Eventually Consistent – All Things Distributed – Recently there has been a lot of discussion about the concept of eventual consistency in the context of data replication. In this positing I would like to try to collect some of the principles and abstractions related to large scale data replication and t