The spy camera team arrived yesterday, armed with a big blue plastic crate full of gadgets, plus a couple of star pickets and a mallet.
While the wildlife wasn’t looking, Corin, Steve and Andrew set up three cameras in plausible places for passing four-legged traffic. Or wriggling snake traffic. Or winged traffic.
I had hoped for the possibility of spotting sugar gliders (Petaurus breviceps). I’d like to know if we have them or not. A single sugar glider can eat hundreds of insects a day, such as Christmas beetles which are a significant pest on our trees. Also gliders are really cute.
Petaurus breviceps Photo by Anke Meyring from iNaturalist.org
If you haven’t heard of Pods yet, you have to go check it out, its a new custom post types plugin with some really awesome features. I have heard the team making it are pretty skilled, and the plugin is sponsored by Automattic, which is a little unusual for a WordPress plugin (but i for one hope to see more of that), so maybe we can expect big things here. One really cool feature (among others), is the ability to export the code of the CPTs you make and that Pods produces so you can use it in your own theme or plugin, its still in development, but you can see the extension on their plugins page.
This plugin offers so much rich functionality that WordPress needs, when compared to other content management systems. Its definitely within the WordPress communities interest to keep a great team working on a great product.
Bring on the Pods!
Also, Justin Sternberg (developer of the plugin CMB2) mentioned in his talk on WordPress.tv, that CMB2 might be integrated into Pods. Just like Pods, CMB2 is another unseemingly powerful plugin; it provides an API to create metaboxes and forms with custom fields (that will blow your mind), watch his video below for an intro to CMB2.
I recently came across the website govCMS.gov.au (a Drupal hosting service for governement departments) while researching some upcoming developments concerning my local government and its use of website technology such as Drupal. For anyone that is working in or close to the IT industry (thats pretty much everyone now, including construction companies), you should take note of these developments and considering positioning your small business and IT department to take advantage of the resources becoming available.
After watching the TEDx Talk by Laurenellen McCann on Open Data entitled ‘The future of our cities and towns lies in… Open Data’ (above), I was also checking out aGov, a Drupal distribution designed to help government agencies build websites and services for the public and maintain a website that is compliant with government standards. Christopher Skene from PreviousNext is the lead developer of aGov, you can read his post about the aGov project here.
Intervirals Spotlight Chained up zombies have appeared in Asia over the past weekend, Jigsaw’s puzzles are appearing in the Saw experience and the American Horror Escape begins later this month. Welcome to the second installment of Fright Month 2014.
We’ll admit its a bit late to be reporting on the Walking Dead experience which took place in the Philippines just two days ago. However the concept was intriguing, so we investigated some more into it. From October 11th to 12th, Breakout Philippines with the Walking Dead tv series created a zombie themed room escape in Bonifacio Global City, Philippines. Locked in a small room, participants had to breakout and avoid the chained walker in the room (we’re assuming this is what zombies are called in the series). The real catch is that there is only 15 minutes to escape the experience, with such a limited timeframe did anyone even escape?
The first working version of Foxware Recipe is online – If you are patient and into recipe costing (yay recipe costing!) go on over and check it out, Caution: it may be a little tricky to use at first. create an account of your own or use these details http://foxware.com.au/recipe/