Other People Said Interesting Things: August 7th

As I wander the web I find interesting things. I share:

What have you seen lately that’s interesting?

Other People Said Interesting Things: June 6th

As I wander the web I find interesting things. I share:

  • Why OmniFocus?
    Evernote guru Brett Kelly explains why he uses OmniFocus for task management rather than keep his todo list in Evernote. Summary: use the tool that's most appropriate for the job.
  • Going Paper-Free for $220
    A system to automate going paper-free. Includes a scanner as well as a couple pieces of software.
  • Seal Teams
    Photographer Joe McNally shares a set of images he created while photographing the Navy SEAL "Hell Week" training. Great images; great story.
  • WordCamp San Francisco Call for Speakers
    I have yet to make it down to the biggest WordCamp, but if you're interested in speaking, they're looking…
  • Facebook comments should make Columbian.com friendlier
    The Columbian switches to Facebook-only comments. The article itself isn't too groundbreaking but it's interesting to read the first reactions in the comments.

What have you seen lately that’s interesting?

Other People Said Interesting Things: May 28th

As I wander the web I find interesting things. I share:

What have you seen lately that’s interesting?

Using OmniFocus to Wrangle Mass WordPress Upgrades

For those of us who might have, um, a few blogs, the process of installing WordPress updates is one that can involve a few steps. Thankfully the upgrade process is pretty darned easy, but if one has a few active blogs as well as a few that are inactive but still remain online*, it’s not too hard to accidentally overlook one when there’s a security patch.

Yesterday (when another update was released) I realized a too-simple way to keep track of it: setup a template project in OmniFocus that contains a list of each of my WordPress sites, put it on hold, and then whenever there’s an update, duplicate that project, make it active, and work through the list.

OmniFocus project for updating WordPress

* Yes, even old blogs need to be patched. Those who will exploit security vulnerabilities don’t care whether you write on a site anymore.