Time to time a customer complains that WordPress admin area has way more areas than the one he needs to see, and even after playing with user roles, he just keeps complaining about it.
To fix this i just created a very simple WP plugin to obfuscate WP admin menu’s user by user.
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The short story is that i am back to “Consulting mode”, several months ago i decided to make the big jump in the dark, once again, and get back to … consulting.
Photo credits to: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1406905
Since January 1st, i’ve been on my own, with all the goods and bad’s that being a consultant means.
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When you spent half of your day integrating with external systems, you’ll get into a point where reading a xml message is an extremely tiring event.
By making the xml message with the right indentation your life will become 100x easy.
Just copy the xml message into your computer memory, and then run this command.
pbpaste | xmllint --format - > pretty-xml.xml
You’ll get a pretty and nice readable xml file on your destination file “pretty-xml.xml”.
Often i step into discussions why isn’t a team doing WOW or creating amazing features on most of projects teams work.
I found 3 main reasons that will lead into that scenario.
- Persons are overloaded with development work, therefore they don’t get out of the forest to see the big picture, and that means that long term goals or wow features will never occur. Give it a rest, and people will start to became more pro-efficient.
- You hired the wrong persons for the job, and you have no visionaries or creative minds on your teams, you should start thinking on joining one thinker to the team.
- You micro manage your teams, and they don’t have space to take their own decisions, so you should not complain that they are not doing it. If you give them some space, most probably you’ll get surprised.
If you can’t change the way you are doing things, at least you should stop complaining about not having great things.
Over the past few week, the company were i currently work, just opened an additional PHP developer position, the required skills are:
- Professional experience with :
- University degree, preferable in Computers, Math or Physics
- Bonus points: Zend Certified Engineer (PHP 5.3)
Looking for candidates from all over the world.
Full time remote job position for the right candidate.
Just contact me, jose (at) josedasilva (dot) net for more details.