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Building a Las Vegas posse

There are so many great tools for social networking these days. Who isn’t on Twitter and Facebook by now, right? While both of these are great for virtual meetings, I’m looking to expand that to actual face-to-face meetings. In order to do that, I need to find people in my basic area who are also […]

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Time for the ducks to line up

I’m only about 3.5 weeks away from the start of WordCamp. Wow, let me say that again… I’m only 3.5 weeks away from the start of WordCamp. I need to get my shit together! OK, truthfully, things are all going pretty well. But, that’s been thanks to some things falling in to place quite nicely. […]

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Get one thing done

As you may already know, I’m in the process of organizing a conference called WordCamp:Las Vegas. It’s less than a month away now so it’s really starting to become Crunch Time! All those things I knew I had to get done before the show didn’t seem like that big of a deal a few months […]

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WordPress 2.7 – A few of my favorite things

Today WordPress 2.7 Release Candidate 2 was released. For those that don’t speak geek, a release candidate, or RC for short, is a version of software that, assuming nobody finds any bugs, what you see is what you get for the final released version. Though I have been testing out the beta versions since they […]

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Paid themes Vs Free themes

Almost everybody who uses WordPress has gone in search of new templates for their blog. They are easy to find. A search on Google for the term “wordpress themes” turned up 6.99 million results. The trick is finding one that: Works for your intended use Looks good Works with the plugins you use Is free […]

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What drives your WordPress blog

Today James asked me if I could write a post about what my current favorite WordPress plugins are because he’s redoing his blog and knows that I manage several WordPress installs. So here ya go, James. A list of my current “must have” WordPress plugins, in no particular order: Akismet – If you don’t want to be […]

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I think I may be a control freak

I’m not gonna lie, I love to organize events. Normally small events. Poker tournaments, trips with friends to the movies or things like that. But this is the first time I’ve ever taken on an event the size of WordCamp:Las Vegas. If things go well and we manage to sell out, we are talking about […]

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Messing around with WordPress 2.7 Beta

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As I’m getting ready for our WordPress Meetup tomorrow night, I’ve installed the latest build of the WordPress 2.7 Beta. I have to say that the new admin section is a really big step in the right direction. Before I go on, remember that this is still a Beta version of the software. The screenshots […]

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Double-Check Your Work!

Over the past few weeks I have been working on organizing the WordCamp:Las Vegas conference in January. I but together a website, I added some content and I even signed up for eventbrite.com to let them handle the registrations. I added a button to the site to send the visitors over to eventbrite.com to complete […]

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Blog World Expo 2008 – Day 2 Recap

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Day 2 of Blog World Expo started off exactly as I suspected… late. I don’t know that I have ever been to a conference where the final day has started on time. Especially a conference held in Las Vegas. I think the only way to have a final day session start on time in Las […]