Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Story of a WordPress Hack

On the evening of March 27th, I discovered several WordPress websites I maintain were hacked. Most notably, My personal site,, was also compromised in the early hours of the morning. As I started checking all the client websites … Continue reading

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Why I liked POSSCON 2011

Last week I drove to Columbia, South Carolina to attend POSSCON—the Palmetto Open Source Software Conference. This was my first time attending and I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I left with a good impression. Red Hat sponsored the … Continue reading

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Project Tint and Blinds Complete

I started a project last Fall to start upgrading the South facing part of the house. There were two parts that I wanted to help with energy efficiency for our home: Tint the windows Install new blinds In between long … Continue reading

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Shibby’s Samplings | March 21 edition

Here are some posts from other places that I write, including and a new project I’ve started with Raleigh neighbors Anthony McLeod and Joe Boisvert: As I’ve told many people, I’ve scaled back on blogging to the Lineberry … Continue reading

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DrupalCon Chicago: Creating an Online Community the Open Source Way

I was ecstatic to present at DrupalCon Chicago this year. When George Demet from and co-chair of this years DrupalCon contacted me a few months ago, I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to present at DrupalCon.

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The pulse of the Drupal community after 10 years

Believe it or not, Drupal is turning 10 years old in 2011. Beyond providing a content management platform that powers millions of websites, Drupal has a thriving user community. And it’s not just coders. There are web designers who work … Continue reading

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