Advice From An Old Programmer

Just recently I read Zed Shaw’s Advice From An Old Programmer, and in it he says:

I’ve been programming for a very long time. So long that it’s incredibly boring to me.

That’s been in the back of my mind for a few days, and something I’ve been thinking about as I hope for people to join ProgClub. It seems to me that the longer you program the less you are interested in programming. But, it takes time to be a good programmer, so the better you get, the less interested you become. ProgClub wants first and foremost people who are *interested* in programming, and secondly it wants people who are *good* at programming. Though it doesn’t seem like there are going to be that many good programmers out there who are going to have the time or the interest for ProgClub. Which means that ProgClub’s best bet is probably to encourage participation from enthusiastic beginners.

WordPress hooks

I wanted to configure the “From” email address that WordPress uses when emailing password resets. The way to do this is with a WordPress hook, specifically a filter hook in this case. So, in wp-config.php I added the following code:

add_filter( 'wp_mail_from', 'pcblog_mail_from' );
add_filter( 'wp_mail_from_name', 'pcblog_mail_from_name' );

function pcblog_mail_from() {
  return '';
function pcblog_mail_from_name() {
  return 'ProgClub blog';