David Coveney

David Coveney
Dave has been working in software development since 1988, starting with payroll development and then ERP consultancy for large corporates. He is a keen traveller, photographer and motorsport enthusiast, but now puts family first as he’s massively in love with his two little boys. Dave is still an early adopter. He was connected to the internet from his bedroom, way back in the eighties, had a personal website by 1994, was into the connected house in the late '90s, a smartphone by 2002, and a was the first in the office with a fitness tracker.

There are times when you absolutely must run some plugins on a WP install, and you don’t want to allow administrators to be able to disable them. Here’s how…

Those who follow WordPress closely will understand that a vulnerability has been found that, whilst not being especially dangerous, could be very annoying for some.

Here’s the presentation given by David Coveney at WordCamp UK 2009 in Cardiff. It covers the advantages, problems and implementations of WordPress as used by the News & Media sectors.

It’s been an exciting year at interconnect/it. We’ve worked on some large scale sites such as The Telegraph Blogs and Telecoms.com. So this year we’re giving two presentations at WordCamp!

On the night of June 23rd, Telegraph Media flicked the switch on a new project – Telegraph Blogs. And, proudly, we’d like to say we were involved with the project.

If you get this kind of weird behaviour, especially after a crash, it can be well worth looking through the tables for problems such as those in this post.

One thing we talk a lot about is how important it is for costs to stick to problems which have already been solved. Get fancy and do something new, and your costs have rocketed away.

It’s hard to measure the cost of code. Simple stuff can be ferociously time-consuming to develop, and bad coders often produce reams of poorly structured code.

The Museum of Computing needs a new home. If you, or anyone you know, has the capability to offer some real and useful help, then they’d love to hear from you.

Very quietly we’ve been building something quite special for WordPress. We can’t say what it is right now, but something’s coming and we’ve done almost all of it with WordPress based technology.

The current crisis in the world’s banking industry is causing quite a bit of concern right now. However, it’s not all bad news – the savvy company can watch out for the threats.

I just read an interesting article in A List Apart about how browsers that are forgiving of bad markup and css are bad for the web.