It’s really disheartening to read stories like this coming out of the WordPress community, but kudos to Sarah for speaking out about it. We all need to be more aware of these issues and look for ways to prevent things like this from happening in the future.
It’s very common for developers to customize and extend existing plugins to fit their own needs, which is one of the great advantages of using open-source software. They often do it by making their changes directly to the plugin, though, which creates a security vulnerability and becomes a maintenance hassle. If you hack a plugin… [more]
Seth Bannon’s article on taking vacations is a great reminder of how important it is to take time off, and that you should never feel guilty for it. I didn’t take enough time off last year, even though I could have, so I’m going to try and plan out some more time in advance this year.
The Ten Commandments of Egoless Programming are very insightful, and worth revisiting from time to time.
WordCamp.org now has an RSS feed that announces when new WordCamps are scheduled.