Posts Tagged: Random Call

Crawfish, Crawfish, more Crawfish!

Almost every weekend, my family always have a cookout. This week we are doing it at my uncle’s house. TJ (my uncle) suggested we do crawfish this time, and off we did. I honestly never have boil crawfish before, so this is the first time. The weather was so nice (cloudy and cool), we decided to do it on his patio at the backyard.

Crawfish

I have to say, boil crawfish is awesome! It’s close to how shrimp would taste like, but it’s a little bit tastier. Next week we are doing Indonesian Kalasan chicken. My other uncle’s wife and my sister are planning on some of the menu already. I love family cookout, it brings everyone closer and we always have fun doing it. Vincent, you better make it next time, we might do fear factor style cookout (Daniel – a close friend of the family, suggested we do fear factor style lol!)

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WordPress 2.2 “Getz” is Out!

Named after a tenor saxophonist Stan Getz, WordPress 2.2 is finally released. After some delay, the 2.2 packed in some quite interesting new features.

WordPress Widgets allow you to easily rearrange and customize areas of your weblog (usually sidebars) with drag-and-drop simplicity. This functionality was originally available as a plugin Widgets are now included by default in the core code, significantly cleaned up, and enabled for the default themes.

Full Atom support, including updating our Atom feeds to use the 1.0 standard spec and including an implementation of the Atom Publishing API to complement our XML-RPC interface.

A new Blogger importer that is able to handle the latest version of Google’s Blogger product and seamlessly import posts and comments without any user interaction beyond entering your login.

Infinite comment stream, meaning that on your Edit Comments page when you delete or spam a comment using the AJAX links under each comment it will bring in another comment in the background so you always have 20 items on the page. (I know it sounds geeky, but try it!)

We now protect you from activating a plugin or editing a file that will break your blog.

Core plugin and filter speed optimizations should make everything feel a bit more snappy and lighter on your server.

We’ve added a hook for WYSIWYG support in a future version of Safari.

So go to WordPress.org and grab yourself a copy!

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Intresting Job Offer, But I think I’ll Pass

I received a call this morning from a consulting firm in Dallas. Apparently I’ve been under their radar for a year and I was pretty flattered with the offer and opportunities they give me. The job was to head research and development of statistical application and managing 24 programmers. However I turned down their offer as i have bigger things I want to do in life.

What is this “Bigger thing?”. Well my father basically convinced me to do it and I wont spill the bean yet on what it is, but it will be so big, I might need some help on my way up. As for now, my primary focus is R3 Media LLC and all our network sites (slashgear, slashphone, myiphone, phonemag, and etc).

……and i want to thank James Long for putting good words about me to them and I hope we can work together in the future J.

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4000 Entries on SlashGear and 6800 Entries on SlashPhone

It’s been 19 months since the first day SlashGear said its first word. Today SlashGear reached its 4000th entry. The 4000th entry was titled “Weber Sportscars build fast, ugly Bugatti rival” and our Chris Davies wrote that entry. I can’t wait until we reach 10000 entry.

SlashPhone, one of our baby has been growing well too. With over 6800 news entries, it becomes one of the largest smartphone publication. We will continue to work hard to deliver the best news to you.

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More stuff on SlashGear

I thought i was just going to give a little fix up, but i end up doing a lot more. Now you can browse comments based on poster (example). I’ll be working on comment sorting based on date and votes, but probably not this month as i can only work on SlashGear code during the weekend. As for Weekdays, i’m focusing on getting SlashPhone a new frontend and backend overhaul.

Today i’ll be out almost the whole day with my wife. Until next time…

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