I love Wordle

Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide and I love playing with it. Every couple of weeks, I’ll stumble onto Wordle again and fall in love all over again :). Here is a tag cloud of all of the tags from my del.icio.us bookmarks.

I love Wordle

I love Wordle

Go create your tag/word clouds at http://www.wordle.net/.

Daily del.icio.us for June 24th through June 27th

Simple Tags plugin & WordPress 2.5 RC2 breaks your blog

I just upgraded my blog to WordPress 2.5 RC2 and everything stopped working. Instead of getting my blog or the admin screen, I got the following error message:

Fatal error: Call to a member function add_query_var() in taxonomy.php

I discovered the root-cause of the problem and it is the wonderful Simple Tags plugin. Disabling the plugin restores WordPress back to it’s own awesome self. Simple Tags is an awesome plugin that allows you to manage tags within WordPress.

I’ve opened an issue with the Simple Tags issue tracker on Google Code.

Daily del.icio.us for January 7th

  • alphaWorks Services | IBM Web Highlights | Overview – IBM Web Highlights is a social Web 2.0 application that allows quick creation, sharing, and discussion of Web snippets and Web pages. The snippets are in the form of highlights that can be independently created and then discussed between member.
  • Top 3 SSIS Dataflow Mistakes – Brian Knight – There’s an old saying that when you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail. If the SSIS data flow is your hammer, too many people thing treat the components in the data flow like nails and don’t follow best traditional ETL practices
  • [Component] CForm v1.0 « Flexed – CForm is all about creating data entry screens. This component allows developers to create standardized forms/CRUD screens in their applications. The CForm component is a Data Entry component that can be very useful
  • Thin – A fast and simple web server « Marc-André Cournoyer?s blog – Thin is a web server that glues together 3 of the best Ruby libraries in web history: the Mongrel parser, Event Machine: a network I/O library with extremely high scalability, performance and stability and Rack
  • http://www.wallstreetandtech.com/printableArticle.jhtml?articleID=205100034 – The list of financial firms deploying Web 2.0 applications, both within the enterprise and externally, is growing. TD Ameritrade, Bear Stearns and Wells Fargo all have announced new 2.0 applications in the last few months.
  • Amazon?s EC2 Open Source Firefox Plugin – Developers using Amazon?s EC2 API might find this interesting: Amazon has created an open source project on SourceForge for ElasticFox, their Firefox extension that lets you create and manage EC2 instances from a GUI in the browser.
  • PragDave: Two New Groovy Titles – Just to prove we’re not totally Ruby-centric, we just took two books on Groovy into beta. Venkat has written Programming Groovy: Dynamic Productivity for the Java Developer, a wonderful introduction to the language. And Scott Davis complements it with Gr
  • Bruce Eckel: Java, Evolutionary Dead End – Bruce Eckel says that Java should not change much any more, that maybe “the right thing to do is just not add the feature at all (what fun is that?). That if you can’t do it right then maybe the language should stop growing and become stable.
  • The Myth of Stored Procedures Preference – Developer Pills – So with no pre-compilation and caching for both SPs and SQL statments there is no advantage for SPs here, in some other databases the SPs compiled into C or C++ but this isn’t the case in SQL Server 7.0/2000.
  • GWT Site » Getting started with GWT and Google Gears – Google Gears is a library that enables your web applications to work offline. Currently it consists of three modules: LocalServer for caching and serving up your web app resources (ie. html, javascript, images), a SQLite Database for storing offline data