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Torque Toons: Blogging with Alexa

Torque Toons: Blogging with Alexa – With all the technological leaps we’ve seen lately, I wonder what would happen if I asked Alexa to blog for me. By the way, the text in this cartoon was generated with a markov chain via yes.thatcan.be. Don’t forget to check out our other editorial toons! Doc Pop Doctor Popular is an artist and musician living in San Francisco. As a full disclaimer, he is neither a doctor nor popular. The post Torque Toons: Blogging with Alexa appeared first on Torque.

What would happen if you asked Alexa to write a blog post?

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WordPress 4.7.1 Fixes Eight Security Issues

WPTavern: WordPress 4.7.1 Fixes Eight Security Issues – WordPress 4.7.1 is available for download and fixes eight security issues that affect WordPress 4.7 and below. The PHPMailer library was updated to patch a remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability. WordFence reported the vulnerability last month as critical and that it affects WordPress core. However, in the announcement post for 4.7.1, Aaron Campbell, WordPress’ new Security Czar says that, “No specific issue appears to affect WordPr…

WordPress 4.7.1 is available for download and fixes eight security issues that affect WordPress 4.7 and below. The PHPMailer library was updated to patch a remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability…

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Tom McFarlin to Launch Marketplace for Blogging Plugins, Finds New Maintainer for WordPress.org Plugins

WPTavern: Tom McFarlin to Launch Marketplace for Blogging Plugins, Finds New Maintainer for WordPress.org Plugins

Daily blogger and plugin author Tom McFarlin has found a new maintainer for five of his WordPress.org plugins. Within two days of putting the plugins up for adoption, McFarlin announced that Philip…

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WordPress 4.7.1 Updates for 8 Security Issues

WordPress 4.7.1 Updates for PHPMailer Flaw – eWeek – WordPress 4.7.1 Updates for PHPMailer Flaw eWeek The most noteworthy security fix in the WordPress 4.7.1 update is for a vulnerability that isn't actually within WordPress' own code, but rather in open-source code from the PHPMailer library. PHPMailer is an email creation and transfer library for PHP …

WordPress open-source content management system updates for 8 security issues, including PHPMailer vulnerability first reported in December 2016.

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Comparing The Developer Experience Of WordPress eCommerce To Laravel Cashier | @thetorquemag

Comparing The Developer Experience Of WordPress eCommerce To Laravel Cashier

Last week I wrote about using Laravel’s Cashier package to create a subscription-based site. It was based on my experience creating a small SaaS site that serves Caldera Forms users. If you read that article, you might have wondered why I didn’t use Easy Digital Downloads or WooCommerce, or even my own plugin Caldera Forms. …

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Rebirth and Yellow Arrows

Matt: Rebirth and Yellow Arrows – My friend Kamal Ravikant has a new book out, Rebirth, which I highly recommend. I had the good fortune to read it a few months ago and the story of the Camino de Santiago touched and inspired me. Because of the impact of the book, I ended up adopting a few New Year’s intentions long before January 1st — things to ruminate on and keep in mind as the year wound down. The outlook of the world seemed uncertain, and I’m learning to navigate the world without my …

My friend Kamal Ravikant has a new book out, Rebirth, which I highly recommend. I had the good fortune to read it a few months ago and the story of the Camino de Santiago touched and inspired me. B…

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