Change is on the horizon for how we write posts and pages inside WordPress. The Gutenberg project aims to provide a new WordPress writing experience that will make it easy to craft content with rich layouts. Continue reading✦
I love tools that democratize creative expression, like WordPress for example. With regards to podcasting, Anchor aims to make creating and publishing your own audio content as easy as writing a blog post. The app lets you broadcast your voice, music, and conversations for free. Then you can share your audio via social media or […]
In my Podcast Roundup, I highlight podcasts I’ve been listening to lately. Here are a few recommendations for August 2017: 30 for 30 Podcasts If you like ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentaries, you’ll love 30 for 30 Podcasts. Each episode features entirely new stories not covered by the TV show. Decathletes Dan O’Brien and Dave […]
In the days and weeks leading up to yesterday’s Great American Eclipse of 2017, my wife and I were aware of many people having conversations about whether or not to travel within the path of totality. Having just witnessed over 2 minutes and 20 seconds of totality, we too are convinced it is a sight […]
Codeplace’s objective is to make you ready for your next web development job. Our belief is that the more you practice building real web applications, the more comfortable you will feel as a developer. That’s why our library mainly consists of code projects such as a Project Management Tool, 2 Sided Marketplace, Social Network, Automated Social Platform, Dating App and More. We’ve also just launched our new Web Development Path this week. Let me know if you have any questions 🙂 [Tiago Martins via ProductHunt]
Hope for children with Type 1 peanut allergies:
A small clinical trial conducted at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute has led to two-thirds of children treated with an experimental immunotherapy treatment being cured of their allergy. Importantly, this desensitization to peanuts persisted for up to four years after treatment. [The Guardian]
The article goes on to say that Prof. Mimi Tang developed a new kind of treatment combining “a probiotic with peanut oral immunotherapy”. This was designed as a way to “reprogram the immune system’s response to peanuts”.
All of this was very interesting to my wife and I as our oldest has a Type 1 peanut allergy. What’s more, we’ve long suspected that her allergy developed when she was on a trial of antibiotics, and we gave her some peanut butter. Prior to that, she’d had peanut butter with no allergic reaction. However, during this instance, we gave her the peanut butter and shortly after she developed a mild anaphylactic response. We wondered if her immune system was hyper-sensitized by the antibiotics, and it started attacking the peanut butter.✦
As a web developer, there’s a certain balancing act I play with my clients. I have some who want me to “do it all for them”. On the other hand, I have other clients who prefer to manage their own content. For this second group, I’ve always got my eyes open for systems, software, and processes that non-technical […]
Instagram has just launched a mobile web version of their platform to encourage use by people who haven’t downloaded their app. Though not officially supported, you can post to Instagram directly from your desktop using the mobile web version. All you have to do is turn on the “developer tools” for your browser and switch […]
Want to add a video background to your site, but you need to compress your video? Check out Compressify.
Google’s new VP9 codec for WebM format video files offer significant savings on bitrate for practically identical quality video files. Compressify uses an algorithm to automatically detect the optimal reduced bitrate and re-encodes the file, compressing video files by 20-60% with visually identical frames and virtually the same browser compatibility. For best results, compress from your source video.
Source: Compressify: video compression
A while back I wrote a CLI script that I use to manage connecting via SSH to various servers. I’m aware that I can create multiple config options in ~/.ssh/config; however, with 25+ servers that I frequently connect to, I prefer being able to select my servers from a list rather than remember the name […]
I love the music recommendations I get from Spotify. Having been a premium subscriber since 2012 (maybe longer?), it knows me quite well. I often listen to playlists; however, I also enjoy finding new albums via Spotify’s Discover section. One new find I’ve had on repeat since this past Thursday is Niklas Aman’s 2012 release Wings. […]