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Twitter Updates for 2009-10-01

  • Wow do I feel like I suck at using svn #
  • @travismargoni Fan Accessibly just doesn't seem important to the NBA. in reply to travismargoni #
  • @ctumaven In the words of Obama, YES WE CAN! I'll be back there then too. in reply to ctumaven #
  • @ctumaven West of the loop, about half a mile from Flat Top in reply to ctumaven #
  • @ctumaven no, we could easily take the L. As long as we are ready for move in in the morning, I think @sarahaeger wil be OK with it. in reply to ctumaven #
  • Portland BaconFest This Saturday! | October 3 @ East Burn from — this might be overkill, Tim do you want to check thi … #
  • Scott Porad: LOLs, FAILs, and Life at the Cheezburger Factory from — A funny look at the dev process at … #
  • Alan Grayson is climbing up the Awesome List. Perhaps if the Republican Party presented an option, He wouldn't need to present it for them. #

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Trying to win the contest

There is currently a contest going on at were they are giving away 5 licenses for the site if you link to there post of the plugins you use. I am linking to none of the plugins because I don’t use any plugins that I can only get behind a pay wall.

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Twitter Updates for 2009-09-30

  • Good News: Got most of a UI Component done tonight. Bad News: Didn't get to the #amun09 work I had wanted to #

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A Basic Database and Content Backup Script

I presented an unconference session at the great WordCamp Portland and have cleaned up my backup script for WordPress (and really any db/single uploading/plugin/theme folder program). Comment here if you have any questions about how it works or suggestions for how to improve it. Like WordPress, it’s available under the GPL v2
[bash]#! /bin/sh

# config
# end config

DATE=`date +%Y.%m.%d.%k.%m | tr " " _`
echo Licensed under the GPL version 2
echo Copyright 2009 Aaron Jorbin
echo $DATE start backup with mysqldump
mysqldump $DBTABLE –add-drop-table -h localhost -u $DBUSER –password=$DBPASSWORD –single-transaction > db.$DATE
echo mysqldump done, gziping it
tar cfz db.$DATE.tar.gz db.$DATE
rm db.$DATE
echo Database backup gzipped, Tarring up our WordPress folder
tar cfz mu.$DATE.tar.gz -C / $CONTENTPATH
echo copying files to backup folder
mv db.$DATE.tar.gz $DESTINATION/
mv mu.$DATE.tar.gz $DESTINATION/
echo Cleaning Up
#clean up files that are sitting there
find $DESTINATION -type f -mtime +14 -exec rm {} \;
echo Thank you for backing up WordPress.
echo —
echo The Poetic Code
echo Options, Comments, Posts and more
echo Safer then before[/bash]

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Detour Cafe

Detour Cafe is a fabulous (I recommend The Boys Upstairs which is a sandwich featuring Italian sausage with roasted onions, melted mozzarella and tomato sauce) cafe in South East Portland that I had the honor of collaborating once again with Emily Steen from Built Studios on for their website. They already had a basic site, but it was slow and hard to update (since it relied on a lot of flash).

Emily designed a few enhancements to the sites usability and I rebuilt the site from scratch to use WordPress to allow them to make all the changes to update the site easily and often. I provided all the coding outside of the site header and trained Becky, one of the Cafe owners, on how to use WordPress.

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This site was a lot of fun.  I worked with Emily Steen, the Principal of Built Studios, to build a site that allows them to easily update the site with all the work they do and

This site features a custom built WordPress theme that makes use of the Jquery UI for both the side navigation and the image switcher on client pages.  Check out this page to see the image switcher in action.

Since launching the site, we have added the news feed to the front page to make it easier for them to show off the newest things worked on.

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Oregon City Grille

Oregon City Grille is a restaurant whose website I collaborated on with Emily Steen from Built Studios . She provided all the art work and design while I provided all the coding. It was built with quick loading and a low overhead in mind and thus features minimal JavaScript and no cms.

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Our Own Classics

Tonight I listened to some classic G. Love and Special Sauce.  In fact, listing to the album Philidelphonic tonight might have been the first time I’ve listened to the whole thing in 5 years, but if there is a single musician that brings my dorm days, it’s G. Love.

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Yes, they do happen. I’ve changed some things around and all that jazz.

I’ve updated the site and added a couple of pages to the portfolio section.  Expect more updates soon.

What do you think of the changes?

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Valls Photographic

I worked with Valls Photographic on two great sites. The first is and it is Wedding and Wedding Photography blog. While I’m not getting married anytime soon, I’ve stayed subscribed to this blog for it’s great Photographs. I got this site back up and running after an SQL injection attack and upgraded it and it’s security.

The second site I did for Valls Photographic is, a comercial photography blog. I designed this blog to be clean and fit in with the overall theme of