This weeked at WordCamp Vancouver I gave a talk called “Customizer-ing Theme Options: A Visual Playground”. I covered the basics of the Customizer API and did a case study with Nubrick, a Twenty Twelve child theme I built last year to learn about leveraging the Customizer API. Here are my slides:
Sometimes when I’m checking out plugins in the WordPress.org repository, I like to view the source before I download. So partly out of boredom and partly out of laziness, I decided to create a bookmarklet that jumps you from a WordPress.org-hosted plugin page to its subversion repository.
The bookmarklet: Plugin Repo
To use the bookmarklet:
- Drag the above ‘Plugin Repo’ link to your bookmarks bar
- Visit any plugin page (or plugin’s sub-page) in the WordPress.org plugin repository
- Click the bookmarklet and you will be sent to that plugin’s SVN repo trunk url
If you were to post a valid patch on a ticket right this second with a thoughtful comment, and that ticket was a defect / bug, Sergey would trip over himself running to the keyboard to mark it for 3.6, and might commit it on the spot.
I’m paying an unreasonable amount of money for the service I’m getting at Verizon after 10+ years, so I’ve decided to switch carriers. I’m not going to tell you how much, because it’s kind of embarrassing. Let’s just say that for a single-line, smartphone-with-grandfathered-unlimited-data-plan, it’s a lot.
I know, I know. You’re wondering why I’ve waited all this time to make the switch. I’ve been with Verizon / VoiceStream since I was 16, and I’ve put up with a lot of over billing and BS and it’s finally reached a breaking point. The great coverage no longer outweighs everything else.
For the last year, I’ve actually been off-contract. And after reading about T-Mobile CEO John Legere’s ‘stop the bullshit’ in wireless pricing speech March 23, it occurred to me that I’m continuing to subsidize a phone that was paid off long ago. That’s just wrong.
I’m not really enthusiastic about switching to Verizon’s alter-ego AT&T either though. So it’s Sprint or T-Mobile at the top of the list.
My no. 1 question for the chatbot/CSR at Sprint was this:
You: Phones prices are subsidized into the contract plans to make the phones cheaper. If I finish out my contract, will the price go down?
Jeff: Yes, the prices would go down.
The thing is, I’m skeptical that this is true. From Legere’s speech, I know this is true at T-Mobile. But is this Sprint making empty promises or are they following T-Mobile’s lead?
For round one, I’m leaning T-Mobile. Maybe some of my friends on Sprint will weigh in with better news.
Yeah … I went there.
Today is my first day as a Web Engineer at 10up!
I’ll be doing WordPress development full-time (eventually), and as if that wasn’t cool enough already, they’re generously going to donate the balance of my time (see: a lot) to contributing back to the WordPress project. So all that contributing I was doing on the support team, the docs team and in core I get to continue doing as part of my job. I’m totally pumped.
If you’re interested, I also wrote a blog post about it over on the 10up blog.