Tag: b5media

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Solving the WordPress Traffic Overload Problem

Anyone who’s been around WordPress for a “Digg effect” or other massive influx of traffic knows that it can be a real problem. From a technical standpoint, the problem is that PHP is entirely loaded into memory for every pageload. That includes the 99% of PHP that is not being […]

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Technosailor Maintenance Today

To give everyone a head’s up, at some point today, this blog will go into “maintenance mode” while I move to a different server. While Technosailor has been a part of the b5media network, I also announced my departure from b5 last week and so the blog is moving to […]

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Departing b5media

About two and a half years ago, I embarked on a journey of a lifetime. It was a breakthrough journey that took me from working in a cubicle at Northrop Grumman to living my dream building an internet startup. At some point, we took funding. I recruited Brian Layman and […]

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Funny WordPress Plugin Sneaks In

One of the annoyances we have at b5media is when people spell our company name wrong. We’ve even had our own people spell the name wrong. So annoying. :-) Somewhere along the line last year, this universal plugin snuck into our build. I don’t know where it came from or […]

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b5media Hiring Support Tech

I am reposting this from the b5media posting that went up earlier today. b5media is currently looking for a passionate individual who is looking to work with our technology team. This position is a support role, and you would be supporting the day to day needs of our bloggers, channel […]

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WordCamp Dallas: What do you want to know?

At the end of March, I’ll be speaking at WordCamp Dallas. I’ve been asked to speak about WordPress in an environment, but have been given broad latitude to shape that discussion in any way I like. So I’m turning it over to you. I’ll be making my slide deck available […]

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More of the Same in 2008; Or: We ain't no Seesmic

It’s Monday morning and I’m sitting here at Reagan National Airport awaiting a flight to Toronto. This is my last business trip of 2007 and… when I return home on Wednesday, I’m only looking at another two business days before I entirely knock off for the year. I’ll probably blog, […]

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Google PageRank Penalties For Network Blogs

It appears this morning that Google has issued pagerank penalties on network blogs. This was first brought to my attention by Darren over on his blog who saw his blog drop from a pagerank 7 to a pagerank 4. Interestingly, Problogger.com is a solid pagerank 6 and it redirects to […]

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Music Channel Launch

I’m about 3 days late on jumping on the music channel launch bandwagon at b5media. I’ve been late because we’ve been working behind the scenes on the launch and there has been a lot to do. In fact, we’ve had about two months since we first hired Mike Laba, the […]

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Guide to Disaster: How The Tech Team Handled WordPress Security Flaw

By now, the news has spread rapidly in security circles and on mailing lists about an exploit to the WordPress software less than or equal to version 2.1.3. To give you some background, we had held off on upgrading to version 2.2 that came out last week due to bugs […]

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