A blog about code, open source technology, open data, and mindful development practices.
Code What Matters
Risk exists in all things, and only by understanding can we create a better Internet for ourselves and the future. Write code that matters, be that to yourself or the world, but think about the worst things people can (and will) do with it…
Find What You Want
With over 1000 posts, about WordPress, technology, servers, and ethics, you can teach yourself anything.
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Mika (実佳) Ariela Epstein is better known as Ipstenu, the WordPress Half-Elf Rogue.
Passionate about code, open source technology, open data, and mindful development practices, Mika may watch a lot of TV but it’s for a good cause. You can find Mika travelling internationally to speak about the intersection of software, fandom, and humanism.
A lot of people like to say thank you for the time I volunteer in WordPress, the things I do, and just being me. People like that helped me change my career trajectory and move to California.
I do like coffee.
Bad Actors: Block or Not?
Should I block or should I mute now? If I mute there will be trouble. If I block it may be double.
Vulnerability Reports Miss The Mark
Do you get weird ‘security’ emails that you think may be full of it? Me too!
Gravity Forms and Disallowed Keys
How to send people on your disallowed comment list to the spam bin, and live better.