Have you ever wanted to write your own WordPress plugin, but were unsure how to start?  Do you find yourself wishing there were some quick visual flags  in the administrative dashboard that would alert you to some basic security settings?  Here’s a plugin that can do both:  alert and teach.

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GMail Label Fun

January 8, 2011

The Google labs nested labels feature is interesting, but still a bit buggy.  Depending on how you have label visibility set within a label hierarchy, you’ll get some odd results.  For simple trees of labels, it probably works rather well, but it does impose a hierarchical structure — a taxonomy — on your labels.  Depending on what you’re trying to do with your labeling system, this may or may not work for you.  If you want to treat the labels as a vocabulary independent of how terms interrelated, yet be able to apply an order to the visual representation of labels within the GMail interface, you might want to consider a different approach.

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As I’ve been finishing the site, I’ve also been trying to reorganize all the little pet projects that are strewn about my computer and the internet.  As I assemble them, get them cleaned up and (somewhat) ready for public consumption, they’ll be added to the tools section of the site here.  If I have time, I may attach an RSS feed or a mechanism to post to the Twitter feed (or both) to that area for those interested in keeping up with my code ramblings.

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