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Michael McCallister
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Michael McCallister: Tech Writer, Linux Geek, Blogger, WordPress Author
Michael McCallister: Tech Writer, Linux Geek, Blogger, WordPress Author

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My latest piece on +WPMU PREMIUM. It was fun putting WordPress on Docker.

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Go get the last release candidate for Leap 42.2, test the heck out of it so the release is the best it can be!

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Excited to share a story I wrote for the +WPMU DEV blog.

You'll learn about the reasons for and history of Remote Process Calls in WordPress and other blogging platforms. You'll also learn how to protect your site if you happen to like some of the tools that use XML-RPC.

It's not a fear-mongering story, with some practical advice, and a look to the not-too-distant future when the WordPress REST Application Programming Interface fixes this problem. Go check out the story. Participate in the discussion. Share the link with your networks. Let me know what you think, too.

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Is this a new use for rel=author? Are we now "verified individuals"?

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"Structured writing is not about assisting the machine. It is about enlisting the machine to assist the writer." +Mark Baker on the Semantic Web as augmented intelligence.

There's a bunch of good and interesting ideas here. Need to catch up on this +TechWhirl series.

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Nice piece from a veteran Python developer on how best to help devs deal with burnout. While +Ian Murdock​ may have been a little beyond hugs, I couldn't help but think of him when reading this.


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Excited to see Leap in action!

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Worthwhile piece. Very much like the "What, So What, and What Next" classifications. The latter two used to come under the "Feature" category, but writers who help us understand the world are intensely valuable.

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KNOW YOUR MAGAZINES
These two headlines showed up in my mailbox within minutes of each other:

WIRED: Tesla's Model X Is Here - and It's as Awesome as We Hoped
http://www.wired.com/2015/09/tesla-model-x-suv-reveal-specs-price

Grist: The new Tesla SUV is perfect for paranoid billionaires who care about the climate
http://grist.org/article/the-new-tesla-suv-is-perfect-for-paranoid-billionaires-who-care-about-the-climate/

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This is a wonderful piece from on writing, editing, and What to Leave Out. But my favorite quote here has nothing to do with that:

"Forget market research. Never market-research your writing. Write on subjects in which you have enough interest on your own to see you through all the stops, starts, hesitations, and other impediments along the way."

Don't ever forget this!
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