Arkansas To Be First State in The Nation to Protect Photographers’ Rights

Arkansas is poised to be the first state in the Union to establish a statutory right to take photographs in public. Given the increasing prevalence and use of smart phones (with videorecording capability) in American life, this issue’s importance continues to grow. Earlier today, the state House passed the final version of HB 1669 (which …

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‘We thought we’d sell 1,000’: The inside story of the Raspberry Pi | ZDNet

Summary:The $35 Linux Raspberry Pi computer has sparked a coding revolution. Here’s the inside story of the Pi, from its inspiration and development to plans for its future. Eben Upton’s overwhelming emotion at having co-created a $35 Linux computer that sold in the hundreds of thousands last year is surprise.

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WordPress Theme Directory Improvements Boost User Engagement, Commercial Themes Page Still Recovering

WordPress.org launched a new design for the Theme Directory just over a month ago and the meta team has continued to fix bugs and add enhancements. Preliminary stats and feedback indicate that the directory improvements have had a positive impact on users’ ability to hunt for themes.

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Using HHVM With WordPress – Tuts+ Code Article

Over the past few months HHVM has taken the PHP community by storm. Since WordPress 3.9 was released, HHVM is now 100% compatible with WordPress. Unfortunately, HHVM is not quite ready for use in production in self-hosted environments. In my experience, HHVM crashes about once per day, which makes it not viable for a site where high availability is important.

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Catch Pagely Co-Founder/CEO Joshua Strebel on these two great podcast’s | Pagely® WordPress Hosting

Our co-founder Joshua Strebel was recently interviewed by Kirk Bowman on his successful Art of Value podcast to discuss value pricing. Listen here. A simple question with many complex answers: How do you create happy customers and earn more money? Joshua was also recently invited to host the 185th episode of the WPTavern Weekly podcast.

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Amazon Dash Replenishment Service

Dash Replenishment Service (DRS) enables connected devices to order physical goods from Amazon when supplies are running low-like a coffee maker that orders more coffee beans. By using DRS, device makers are able to leverage Amazon’s authentication and payment systems, customer service, and fulfillment network-giving their customers access to Amazon’s low prices, great selection, and reliable delivery.

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Behind the Curtain with DerpPress, WordPress’ Anonymous Satirical Twitter Account

For the past two years, the DerpPress Twitter account has been cranking out tweets to amuse followers with clever puns and subtle commentary on WordPress news and development. Of all the anonymous accounts devoted to tweeting WordPress-related humor, DerpPress is the most consistent and dependable source of timely wise cracks.

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Restaurant Owner Just Gave the Most Epic ‘F*ck You’ to Yelp, Then Shared Some Sage Business Advice

The new California law in place giving Yelp permission to manipulate business ratings for money has a lot of people pissed. Some restaurants are fighting back, like San Francisco Italian restaurant Botto Bistro, who are now aiming for the lowest Yelp rating in the Bay Area.

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Stay Google “mobile friendly” with Headway and the built-in responsive grid – Headway Themes

On February 26, 2015, Google announced a major change to it’s algorithm that will roll out starting April 21, 2015 where “mobile-friendliness” will be expanded as a ranking signal in searches. The great news is, if you are using Headway version 3.05 or above, you should simply have to turn on the built-in responsive grid to pass Google’s test.

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Query improvements in WP 4.2: ‘orderby’ and ‘meta_query’

WP 4.2 will include a number of improvements in the way query classes handle ‘orderby’, particularly when used in connection with the ‘meta_query’ parameter. WP_Query has long supported the sorting of results by postmeta, using the following syntaxes: $q1 = new WP_Query( array( ‘meta_key’ => ‘foo’, ‘orderby’ => ‘meta_value’, ) ); $q2 = new WP_Query( array( ‘meta_key’ => ‘foo’, ‘orderby’ => ‘foo’, ) ); These arguments have always operated more or less independently from ‘meta_query’.

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Syrian Electronic Army hacks Bluehost, Justhost, Hostgator, Fastdomain and Hostmonster

After lying low for a while, the pro Assad regime hacker group Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) today hacked the Endurance International Group Inc held hosting companies Bluehost, Hostgator, Justhost, HostMonstor which are some of the worlds biggest hosting companies. Announcing the hack on Twitter, SEA posted the screenshots of the control panels of these web hosting companies.

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WordPress School: Week 9

Welcome to week 9 of Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course. Last week, we covered: WordPress School: Pageviews WordPress School: Polls and Surveys WordPress School: How to View a Web Page Source Code WordPress School: Image Lessons WordPress School: Image Lessons – Introduction WordPress School: Header Art Images WordPress School: Text on Images WordPress School:…

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A Local Bank in Amish Country Flourishes Amid Dearth of Small Lenders

BIRD-IN-HAND, Pa.-William O’Brien, chief loan officer at the Bank of Bird-in-Hand, closed so many loans in the bank’s first year of business that locals call him “Gelt Chappie,” or “money man” in Pennsylvania German. Based in a rural village in the heart of Amish country, Bank of Bird-in-Hand is the only new bank to open in the U.S.

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Trevor Noah – Live at the Apollo – London

Completely different set in Melbourne Australia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZQ7NL-o6E8 Trevor Noah on David Letterman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkaaEqbor5U Trevor Noah on Artie Lange Show – Baby Gorilla – Howard Stern’s Penis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KjggMunGzQ http://www.trevornoah.com/ Sorry about the jerky video, best I could do at the time.

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True Confessions About Copyblogger’s Authority Conference (Last Chance to Save) – Copyblogger

The Early Bird Price for Authority Rainmaker ends tomorrow, so I had a message planned for today making one final case for why you should join us in Denver, Colorado this May. But then I read what Raubi wrote on Friday about how much last year’s event accelerated her career.

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Amazon tests delivery drones at secret Canada site after US FAA frustration

Related: Amazon warns Congress: US risks being left behind in delivery drone business Amazon is testing its drone delivery service at a secret site in Canada, following repeated warnings by the e-commerce giant that it would go outside the US to bypass what it sees as the federal government’s lethargic approach to the new technology.

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