Students find Flashline Security Loophole at Kent State


I was under the impression that when I logged out of Flashline, I logged out of my email, So, I didn’t think I left it open. I’m usually pretty cautious about logging out of things.

As of Friday there was no reminder for students on the page after they log out that also prompts them to log out of Gmail and shut down the web browser.

And my favorite

I don’t think it’s as serious as it looks.

-The manager of Security and Access Management at Kent State.


Automattic Worldwide WordPress 5k

It’s not as cool as finding 57 geocaches, but I did my WordPress 5K with Brittany today. We walked a total of 3.2 miles on a trail near our house called Brust Park. Along the way we saw a bunch of turtles basking in the sun, the Cuyahoga river, and a lot of friendly faces. The weather also made it a great day for a walk.

A map of our walk. We walked 1.6 miles one way and then walked back.

Some images from our walk

Alex MacCaw is open sourcing his private projects

Alex MacCaw is releasing a new open source project every other day for two weeks.

So far he has released three projects. A next generation email client, CommonJS support in Sprockets, and a WYSIWYG editor.

Alex states

However, the majority of my work never sees the light of day. I’m constantly working on small projects and ideas, and for whatever reason they never get released publicly. I want that to change; there’s no point in code languishing in my private Git repositories.

I love this idea and feel like more people should do it with those projects they started but never finished, or that bit of useful code you have sitting around. It might be time to look through my backups.

Fleshly Pressed

Big news! I got my second tattoo today. My first was the “Code is Poetry” tattoo in the picture below, which I got on my 20th birthday.

The new tattoo is a tiger lily that becomes pixelated/digitalized. I thought it served as a nice graphical representation of the “Code is Poetry” saying. Tiger lilies are also supposed to represent mercy, compassion, kindness and unconditional love. Plus I think it looks really cool.

I got the idea driving last month and sketched it up. Larry Spano from Defiance Tattoos took the sketch and made it into the beautiful piece of art below. Nick Baxter has some similar designs.

P.S: I totally stole the title of this post from my friend and team mate Hugo.

I’ve been working on our new REST APIs (in JSON format) for the past few months. This week I was in Boston for an Automattic team meetup. Our project was to wrap up the endpoints and finish up our developer resources site. The new site includes a developer console, full documentation on all of our APIs, and a way for people to create and manage their own OAuth tokens.
I think that the meetup was a success and it’s really great to see this released.

The Blog

We are happy to announce our new REST Application Programming Interface (API) that lets developers explore, interact, and create great new content with the vast community of sites on the network and, in the near future, Jetpack-enabled sites.

The API gives developers access to posts and comments, as well as the ability to Follow, Like, or Reblog content for users. Other features from, like the daily handpicked content on Freshly Pressed, are also available through the API.

An excellent example of an application that uses the new API is the Windows 8 app, available now.

Our goal with the new API is to simplify the experience of using and adding to the data available on To do this, we now use the OAuth2 protocol to authenticate requests for data. To retrieve public data, you can make unauthenticated requests. To perform actions…

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