My dad let me and my brother take half of the basement at his shop to use as an office so I have begun spending my savings on some office stuff. While my brother is more practical and spent his money on things like office supplies and furniture I decided that I since I need every little for web development I would spend my money on electronics. So this is what I decided to buy. A surround sound system, Samsung 42″ 3D TV, and tv stand. I also needed something for the walls so why not the original movie posters of a few of my favorite 80′s movies, Real Genius and WarGames.
I was aware of oEmbed as Obox uses it in their video meta boxes, but I really didn’t know much about it. What I didn’t know is that all you have to do to use it is paste the link to a video or image on a new line and WordPress will automatically go out, find and return the media. If you want to see what sources are whitelisted by default, please see this codex entry. I found out about this from a video from WordPress Montreal 2011 starring Otto and Nacin. There is a lot of really cool things in that video, you should really check it out.
Note: The video was embedded in this post by just posting the url on a new line in the WordPress visual editor
P.S. Don’t forget to set your $content_width constant so WordPress knows how large to make your media.
if ( ! isset( $content_width ) ) $content_width = 584;
This is really interesting, I just wish they could find a way to do this without using the custom fields but I can’t wait to see how this develops.
I decided I need to start taking more photos so I created photos.nickhamze.com. Just one photo there now but look for more in the future.
My brother bought a large format printer a little while ago to print the wall menus at our dad’s shop. He made one mistake tonight, he left me alone with it. I decided I wanted to print something really big (the poster in the photo is 3 feet tall by 10 feet long). Recently I rediscovered the Automattic creed and it seems like sound advice so I thought why not cover a wall with it to serve as inspiration. Expect more WordPress posters soon (well as soon as my brother leaves me alone with it again).