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Marshall Sorenson My name is Marshall. Father of Colette and Ellie. I am a family guy, do-it-yourselfer, fisherman, barbecuer, Bruins die-hard and Guitar Hero wannabe. In my professional life I am a web developer and expert level PHP programmer. My specialties are object oriented software design, RDBMS schema design and query optimization, and HA application design. I am a BuddyPress core contributor and author of the popular BuddyPress Links plugin for BuddyPress.

18 September 2011 ~ 13 Comments

From a Nowhere Nobody to Infinity

This post is related to our soon to be launched WordPress theme called Infinity, which myself and Bowe Frankema have, combined, invested well over 2,000 hours into. But before I get into the details of the “anti-framework” as we like to call it, I want to give some background and editorialize a bit. Back in […]

25 October 2010 ~ Comments Off on The sad state of HTML rendering

The sad state of HTML rendering

I have been spending a fair chunk of my free time over the last several months working on a side project, where one of the fundamental ideas is to improve the ease with which HTML templates can be used, customized and manipulated. While working on this new type of template system I have come to […]

17 July 2010 ~ 3 Comments

Forcing plugin developers to adhere to the GPL


The war of words over whether or not a plugin constitutes a derivative work of the parent GPL’d program has heated up again over here and here. I don’t want to start another debate on the same topic. What I do want to do is come up with a way to guarantee that plugins adhere […]

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19 February 2010 ~ 8 Comments

BuddyPress Links 0.3 released

I have just released version 0.3 of my BuddyPress Links plugin for BuddyPress. This release does not have any major new features, but what is exciting is that it has undergone a massive overhaul to support BuddyPress 1.2 which was just released a few days ago. You can download it here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-links/ The biggest change […]

20 January 2010 ~ 16 Comments

Rich Media Embedding and Mashing with BuddyPress Links

With the newest releases of my BuddyPress Links component (versions 0.2 and 0.2.1) for BuddyPress a new feature has been implemented which I think will put BuddyPress on the map as one of the best choices available for developing a media aggregation site. The new feature, which I call auto embedding, allows site admins and […]

09 January 2010 ~ Comments Off on First Post!

First Post!

Nothing much to see yet folks! Please check back in a couple of days!