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Flickr Short URL Generator

Sun, 09 Aug 2009 00:14:00 +0000

Recently, Flickr introduced its short URL service for all photos (and videos) hosted on Flickr. All photos and videos have a corresponding URL associated with them, in the format of (the last part is the base-58 encoding of the photo-id). Last night I was looking for a quick site to generate these short […]


Sun, 19 Jul 2009 04:36:39 +0000

17. I’m not sure why so many people ask “do you feel any different?” on your birthday. Seems like a silly question to me. Why would I suddenly wake up and feel different just because my age has been incremented? Humans are, by nature, curious beings. As such, we often seek explanations and answers to […]

New Server

Sat, 24 Jan 2009 04:41:53 +0000

If you’re reading this post, then my blog has been fully moved over to my new dedicated server. If you notice anything wrong, please post a comment on this post.

Matt, Around the Web

Fri, 23 Jan 2009 07:41:02 +0000

As I’ve been a little busy recently, I haven’t really gotten around to posting on this blog. But, eventually, I’ll resume posting a bit more often on here. Until then, you can find me elsewhere around the net. I’m currently writing four times a week over on the BlueFur Blog about Web Development, PHP, Developing […]

WordPress 2.7

Sat, 13 Dec 2008 02:01:47 +0000

After a few delays, WordPress 2.7 has finally been released. It contains a completely new Admin interface, which allows you to get to the page you want much quicker and easier. The Admin interface is now much more customizable now, allowing you to rearrange Dashboard widgets and show and hide specific boxes on the Write […]

WordPress 2.6.5

Sat, 29 Nov 2008 03:16:51 +0000

WordPress 2.6.5 has been released. It contains security and bug fixes, and is recommended that everybody should update immediately. Please note that there is no 2.6.4 as there was a fake download of WordPress containing an exploit claiming it was 2.6.4. There never was or will be a WordPress 2.6.4. WordPress | Download WordPress

Plugin: Twitter Links

Sun, 16 Nov 2008 20:31:18 +0000

A couple of days ago, I released another WordPress plugin called Twitter Links. What this plugin does is search comments of posts for any mentions of Twitter usernames (in the form of “@mattfreedman”) and then replaces them with a link to the mentioned username’s profile page. It will first check to see if the user […]

Plugin: Comment Approval Notification

Wed, 12 Nov 2008 08:07:17 +0000

Two days ago, I released a plugin called Comment Approval Notification and yesterday I released a WordPress version 2.6 compatible version (it previously required WordPress 2.7, which is still in beta). The Comment Approval Notification plugin will send comment authors an email when their comment gets approved (if it was held for moderation, of course). […]

WordPress 2.6.3

Fri, 24 Oct 2008 01:24:57 +0000

WordPress 2.6.3 was released today to address a security risk in one of the included libraries WordPress uses. It is recommended for everybody to upgrade immediately. If you’re already using 2.6.2, the only 3 files you need to re-upload are: wp-includes/class-snoopy.php wp-includes/version.php wp-admin/includes/media.php Which you can conveniently download in ZIP format right here. If you’re […]

Google AdSense Data to Get Integrated with Analytics

Thu, 23 Oct 2008 04:02:03 +0000

Google announced today that Google AdSense users will soon be able to have their AdSense data integrated into their Google Analytics account. This is a feature that many people have been waiting for and expecting for quite some time now. This integration will provide users with more data about user behavior, such as which pages […]