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M3talinks For 08/04/2011

  • Solarized is a sixteen color palette (eight monotones, eight accent colors) designed for use with terminal and gui applications. It has several unique properties. I designed this colorscheme with both precise CIELAB lightness relationships and a refined set of hues based on fixed color wheel relationships. It has been tested extensively in real world use on color calibrated displays (as well as uncalibrated/intentionally miscalibrated displays) and in a variety of

    tags: color colorscheme terminal programming theme vim putty

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M3talinks For 08/03/2011

  • ““Cowboy coding” is the phrase we use around here to describe the practice of changing code directly on production servers. It’s not really a best practice, and we generally discourage it, but every once in a while it becomes necessary…”

    tags: coding cowboy bestpractices

  • “This plugin searches the files on your website, and the posts and comments tables of your database for anything suspicious. It also examines your list of active plugins for unusual filenames.

    It does not remove anything. That is left to the user to do.”

    tags: wp-plugins WordPress security scanner

  • “TAC stands for Theme Authenticity Checker. Currently, TAC searches the source files of every installed theme for signs of malicious code. If such code is found, TAC displays the path to the theme file, the line number, and a small snippet of the suspect code. As of v1.3 TAC also searches for and displays static links.

    Then what do you do? Just because the code is there doesn’t mean it’s not supposed to be or even qualifies as a threat, but most theme authors don’t include code outside of the WordPress scope and have no reason to obfuscate the code they make freely available to the web. We recommend contacting the theme author with the code that the script finds, as well as where you downloaded the theme. The real value of this plugin is that you can quickly determine where code cleanup is needed in order to safely enjoy your theme.”

    tags: WordPress plugin security themes wp-plugins

  • “Shell is a fully featured premium-like WordPress Theme. Shell is suitable for a serious Bloggers as well as Business Owners because it is a CMS Theme with fully customizable landing page which features proper SEO structure, Theme Options manageable content, call-to-action button and more. It is also great starting point for Theme Developers or users who need to save time when building Themes. Use Shell as your Parent Theme and expand your work via 10 built-in action hooks. Currently Shell offers three custom Templates: Blog, Sitemap and Full Width Page. “

    tags: wordpress shell free themes

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M3talinks For 07/30/2011

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M3talinks For 07/29/2011

  • “I was thinking about my presentation at webdu this year, and I started trying to think of something cool to throw in. One idea I thought might be fun is to take end-of-presentation questions via twitter.”

    tags: Twitter shell presentations

  • “This site is a resource to provide information about which new HTML5 user interface features are accessibility supported in browsers, making them usable by people who rely upon assistive technology (AT) to use the web.

    It is not intended to dissuade developers from using new HTML5 features. Sometimes there are better choices, sometimes developers have to add a little extra to make the feature useful or usable, and other times features have simply not been implemented by any browser or only by browsers that do not yet support assistive technologies. As a consequence it may not yet be practical to use a particular HTML5 feature. Example work arounds for lack of implementation or lack of accessible implementation are linked from the Solutions page.

    The information in the support table will be updated on a regular basis, to keep up with support improvements made in browsers as new versions are released.”

    tags: html5 accessibility webdev webdesign

  • There are many other editors, some being quite excellent. There is no reason why you cannot use one of them, however, there are some advantages in using VIM. Likewise none of these reasons are unique to VIM.

    With the sudden rise in Unix use (Linux and Mac OS X, in particular) the text editor known as VIM (“vi improved”) has become ubiquitous
    Vim has a small footprint in RAM and on the CPU. A given system can support a great many VIM users at once.
    Vim has a lot of “superpowers”, which make editing quite efficient.
    Vim has “geek appeal”.
    Vim has a very active user/developer community. It always has.

    tags: vim tutorial reference editor vi

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M3talinks For 07/26/2011

  • “I decided to start my sausage-making attempts with merguez sausage because, not only does it incorporate some of my favorite flavors – spicy and lamby with North-African influences, but you can’t find it around where I live. It didn’t hurt that I could cheat on grinding the meat as my local butcher, Danny Rohrer, carries ground lamb. The way I saw it, I was going to attempt to make and stuff the sausage, and learning one step at a time was enough. “

    tags: sausage Merguez recipe

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M3talinks For 07/23/2011

  • If you want to stock your kitchen with the bare minimum for preparing Vietnamese food, start with good quality fish sauce (nuoc mam). How do you judge fish sauce?  Look for a light amber color and the words nhi or thuong hang on the label.

    tags: how to fish sauce guide vietnamese

  • Every good Vietnamese cook needs to master this dipping sauce. It’s used in many dishes to bring all the elements together. However, it can be easily botched, especially if your taste buds are not well versed in balancing subtle nuances between sour, sweet, salty and spicy. Additionally, flavoring with fish sauce is tough if you’re not used to working with it everyday, not to mention the fact that fish sauce qualities differ from brand to brand and sometimes from lot to lot!

    tags: vietnamese sauce recipe Nuoc Cham

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