My new DJ On-Air Widget

If you’re in need of a WordPress widget that displays the DJ currently on air in the sidebar of your website, try my new WordPress plugin.

WordPress Plugin – DJ On-Air Widget

Description The DJ On-Air Widget adds a “Dj Shifts” field to user profiles that allows them to be scheduled for on-air shifts on an hourly basis and provides a sidebar widget that displays any user(s) scheduled for the current hour. Download WordPress Repo: Direct Downloads: Version 0.2.6 – 11/25/2011 ** bug fix** Version 0.2.5 […]

What’s your default install?

Over the past few months, I’ve found myself working with WordPress more and more, simply because it cuts down on development time and gives me the freedom to focus on customizations rather than making sure the core of the site is working correctly. But what’s a CMS without plugins? These are the ones I install […]

Do we need another social networking site?

How connected do we really need to be these days? Facebook is ubiquitous in virtually everyone’s lives anymore, as is Twitter, and (in the professional world, anyway) LinkedIn. Now we have Google+… well, those who’ve managed to score an invite to the limited field trial do, anyway. Reportedly, the invite system was shut down due to excessive demand.

WordPress Plugin – Playlist217

Description Playlist 217 allows a radio station to maintain a live “now playing” list of tracks played on their station. It accepts an artist name and track title via a URL, stores it, and when possible matches it to the appropriate album art for display. Playlists can be displayed as “most recent” or from a […]

Learning to love WordPress

For a long time, I was one of those people who liked doing things the hard way when it came to websites. I loathe WYSIWYG editors, and hand-code just about everything. I enjoy a challenge, and after having had a hand in writing an entire CMS from the ground up, moving to something that’s already […]

What I learned from

Waaaaay back in 2009, decided to get out and build and maintain the web incarnation of the University of Illinois’ student newspaper all on their own. The site’s former host, College Publisher, was no longer meeting the paper’s needs (and wants), and on top of that, it’s future was uncertain (it had recently been […]

Fun with Misery

What is it about the web that brings out the desire to torment the people who annoy you? Wandering the web today, I happened across what has to be one of the greatest Drupal modules ever created. Misery, inspired by vBulletin’s “Miserable Users” hack, is designed to randomly annoy, frustrate, and otherwise make online life […]

Time to start brushing up on my Java skills

I finally just recently broke down and got myself an Android phone. I’d been putting it off because I really couldn’t justify the expense (given that I’ve been paying something like $99 a year for my TracFone for the last 10 years or so, paying four or five times that every year wasn’t exactly appealing). […]

Pardon the mess…

Due to unforeseen circumstances, my portfolio is currently undergoing some unexpected renovations. I’ll be adding more content as time goes on, and hopefully setting up a less default-looking WordPress theme in the near future.

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Nikki Blight – Web/PHP Developer