There is a new Air app coming which should delight any WordPress user. It is going to bring Comment moderation out of the dashboard and your email and into an app that you can monitor and respond to quickly and easily. This is going to be HUGE. Its not out yet, but it will be soon. And because its an Adobe Air app, it will be cross platform out of the box.
On launch it will be missing a few features that I hope the developer, Daniel Dura, will consider adding:
- Support for Multiple Blogs, since I don’t think you can run multiple instances of the same Air app at the same time. Besides who would want to?
- The ability to reply to a comment thread, instead of just moderation. This may mean adding support for unmoderated comments as well.
- A GPL / Open Source license. Can a geek dream?
Read more about it on his blog.
More on the release.
“Google’s greatest fear — that Microsoft will turn off ads in IE.”
More Doomsday scenarios.
A detailed look at the new WordPress 2.7, which is still being developed. Interesting to see where they are going in terms of usability, which is a direct reflection of the recent usability testing Automattic just sprang for.
If you code in TextMate, use SVN or GIT and organize your code into Projects (and which self-respecting Mac developer doesn’t?) Install the Project Plus plugin. Right. Now. You won’t regret it.
Ars Technica has posted a great overview of the DNS Exploit I’ve been talking about for the last week or so. Use doxpara to test your DNS provider.
You had your chance, but now the previously reported DNS vulnerability has been disclosed publicly, more or less. Dan put up this cryptic post, and the comments basically spell it out. The exploit is known, and it can be performed in less than 10 seconds. More here. Patch now!
The WordPress for iPhone application was recently released. It’s free and native, and so far the general consensus is that it’s nice but still has some kinks to work out. Indeed, I typo’d the password when setting this blog up in it and was presented with this broken screen:
“First, take the advisory seriously—we’re not just a bunch of n00b alarmists, if we tell you your DNS house is on fire, and we hand you a fire hose, take it.” Sage advice from Paul Vixie on the recent DNS Cache Poisoning exploit. Many systems remain unpatched, even though this security vunerability is critical and should be addressed immediately.