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Matt Bakaitis
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I just realized I don't have enough time to get powerful enough or famous enough to be invited onto the Jon Stewart show.  :(
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Been working on a project to incrementally improve the performance of a WordPress site.  A recent focus has been on SEO related items (sitemaps, microformat/microdata, etc)...and I found this link to be especially useful for understanding microdata.  I thought I'd share it.
Now what does that mean? Let's start from the end and work backwards. Microdata centers around custom vocabularies. Think of “the set of all HTML5 elements” as one vocabulary. This vocabulary includes elements to represent a section or an article, but it doesn't include elements to represent a ...
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While not the most amazing thing, I wrote a Yeoman Generator for the WordPress Plugin Boilerplate.  It prompts for the basic plugin info then sets up the plugin directory, classes, etc.  It's based upon the 2.6.2 boilerplate.   If you already use Yeoman/Grunt/Node and write plugins off the boilerplate, this might be handy.
generator-wppb - Scaffolds a 'blank' plugin using the wordpress-plugin-boilerplate as a base
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Writing technical specs can be tedious.  Proof-reading technical specs? Guaranteed.
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Reading a WordPress plugin I wrote six months ago.  Keep wondering "what was I thinking?!?"...both for writing a WordPress plugin AND for the code I wrote.  :)
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Was that back when you were experimenting with mushrooms?
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Good article about architecture and how job responsibilities can change and refocus when using node.js.
Front-end engineers have a rather long and complicated history in software engineering. For the longest time, that stuff you sent to the browser was easy
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WebStorm question: is there a way to treat directories as excluded from search/indexing in the IDE by default using patterns/filters?

For example, I rarely find any reason to have node_modules included in the index for search, etc.  I'd rather remove the exclusion than have to add it every time.  There are times I don't want the exclusion...but those are rare for me.
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You can define a scope for your project where you can in/exclude directories and use it in you "search/replace in path"
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In my continuing tests to see if I can "work in the cloud", I tried Koding out again.  I am VERY impressed with the improvements they have made in the past year.  It is fast, stable, and is generally fun to use.  I liked it enough I paid for a subscription.  Compared to a few others out there, I think it's currently the most stable and responsive...
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After reading several StackOverflow questions this morning, I've realized  "did you try npm cache clean?" is the npm/node equivalent of "have you tried turning it off and on again?" 
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Using ghost for the last few days makes me wonder if the integrated nature of node.js apps will make them more or less difficult to maintain and troubleshoot than apps running on Apache or IIS.
bakaitis.com 23 Oct 2013 on ghost | node.js | wordpress. Ghost - beta software. Using Ghost for this site has been a reminder that the WordPress 5-minute install is the result of a ton of hard work and effort on the parts of the developers. Ghost is still being created, so using it while people ...
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...class="gridX" on some pages.  class="columnY" on others.  A few places where it's not clear until the CSS shows that there are set pixel widths for elements that are quacking...er...acting like a grid/columns.  Cut-and-paste Wordpress theme hackers make my life miserable.
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