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what’s this? data about data?

the classic set up
so, i’m sure you’ve had that problem. no, not that one, the one where you want to store a bunch of things that are similar, but not identical, in the same database table. for instance, you want to store files uploaded to your site in an “uploads” table. since you are a normalization freak like myself, you put the common fields in the “uploads” table, then happily start to make helper/lookup tables that will contain the “weird” fields. so, when you look up a particular upload record, you can easily select (or LEFT JOIN) all the “weird” fields associated with that particular record. works great. but then, you perhaps want to do this for another table. rinse, repeat. since you are exactly like me, you probably thought to yourself “well, time to make a polymorphic table to contain all this mess”. so, you create One Table To Rule Them All, with model/foreign_id fields, and all is well. until you, like me, decide that you want hierarchical data.

RMAC is dead, long live RMAC

…and the Permissionable plugin rose from the ashes…
with apologies to the queen
after an incredibly long delay i have updated the PermissionableBehavior to be a more feature complete plugin (1.3 compatible). my apologies for taking so long, life has been hectic.  if you don’t know what i’m talking about, go look here and come back.
so, where’s the beef?
what does the update contain, you ask? well, that’s an excellent question!

SocialVibe

You spend a lot of time creating great content and attracting an audience for your blog. What if you could use that influence to make a positive social impact? Now you can.

We’ve teamed up with SocialVibe, and now by adding the SocialVibe widget to your blog, you are able to earn donations for the charity of your choice by getting sponsored by a brand that appeals to you.

Each time someone visits your blog and engages with your brand (by rating a video, for example), you’re making a difference. That impact is immediately visible on your badge, i..e., ‘My blog has provided 63 cups of clean water for people in need.’

SocialVibe

You spend a lot of time creating great content and attracting an audience for your blog. What if you could use that influence to make a positive social impact? Now you can.

We’ve teamed up with SocialVibe, and now by adding the SocialVibe widget to your blog, you are able to earn donations for the charity of your choice by getting sponsored by a brand that appeals to you.

Each time someone visits your blog and engages with your brand (by rating a video, for example), you’re making a difference. That impact is immediately visible on your badge, i..e., ‘My blog has provided 63 cups of clean water for people in need.’

May Wrap-Up

May Wrap-Up

Yahoo! App and 360 Importer

We’ve got two Yahoo! related news items today.

The first is that we’ve launched a Yahoo! 360 importer (listed in your admin screens under Tools → Import) to make migration from 360 to WordPress.com super easy. Just upload the Yahoo! 360 export ZIP file, and we’ll do the rest. Yahoo! will be shutting down their 360 service soon, so if you have any friends over there feel free to give them a little help and encouragement to head over to WordPress.com :)

Yahoo! App and 360 Importer

We’ve got two Yahoo! related news items today.

The first is that we’ve launched a Yahoo! 360 importer (listed in your admin screens under Tools → Import) to make migration from 360 to WordPress.com super easy. Just upload the Yahoo! 360 export ZIP file, and we’ll do the rest. Yahoo! will be shutting down their 360 service soon, so if you have any friends over there feel free to give them a little help and encouragement to head over to WordPress.com :)

Announcing VideoPress.com

The tasty new logo

The tasty new logo

We’ve been busy lately here at WordPress.com — we’ve had an announcement of a new or updated feature for you every day this week. Today, you’re getting a two-fer!

Announcing VideoPress.com

The tasty new logo

The tasty new logo

We’ve been busy lately here at WordPress.com — we’ve had an announcement of a new or updated feature for you every day this week. Today, you’re getting a two-fer!