“Section 215 is unfortunately cloaked in secrecy. Some day that cloak will be lifted, and future generations will ask whether our actions today meet the test of a democratic society: transparency, accountability, and fidelity to the rule of law and our Constitution.”
- Senator Richard Durbin
For the first time in my life, I made a call to my state representatives and senators for a cause I deeply support. Fight215.org is an incredible tool to help you call all of your representatives and tell them to end mass surveillance under the Patriot Act. I can still feel the adrenaline from the call!
Mass surveillance has done nothing to keep citizens safe and secure. Section 215 of the Patriot Act was re-interpreted in complete secrecy to allow the surveillance of everyone without suspicion. If you want to help put an end to mass surveillance, go to https://fight215.org. Stop the phone record surveillance program and bring US law back in line with the Constitution.
This was my second time coming to WordCamp Atlanta. Had a really great time learning and meeting awesome WordPress users!
Over the past few years, I have worked on a number of sites requiring an events feed of some type. Rather recently, I decided to give WP Events Organiser a shot and have found it is a very simple but powerful plugin.
I have followed Stephen Harris (the plugin developer) on Twitter for some time and became aware of his great development skills after going through some informative posts on his personal site / blog.
Personally, I like taking advantage of the many built-in functions and hooks the plugin has. It makes manipulating and formatting the event data very easy. The plugin even has its own codex and very much comes in handy.
All in all, if you’re looking for a solid events plugin, I’d say give this one a shot.
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Here is something beautiful for your ears. Coming to Nashville March 13.
A few weeks ago, I scored an incredible deal on a plane ticket to Denver, Colorado. The price was so unreal, I briefly considered that it might be a bug with Google flights. It was no joke though, it really was non stop, direct flights for only $40 round trip! It was perhaps the single greatest steal I have ever come across. I have wanted to take a trip out west for a while now, as it had been since I was 13 or 14 that I visited anywhere west of Houston. The Smokies are my go to nature spot lately, but the opportunity to see some real mountains for so damn cheap was too exciting to turn down! Visiting Colorado has genuinely made me start to ask if I want to live somewhere other Nashville or Tennessee. Almost entirely because it is the mountains are unbelievably gorgeous. These are some of my favorite shots from the trip. I took a train up to Glenwood Springs from Denver, and riding through the snow-capped Rocky Mountains is a memory I will now cherish forever.