About Aaron Collegeman

I started Fat Panda in 2010. I specialize in PHP and JavaScript development, for desktop and mobile applications, and I love WordPress. I'm also the lead developer at Squidoo. You should follow me on Twitter.
Author Archive | Aaron Collegeman

The End of Facebook

“There are no more posts to show right now.” I guess the fun had to end eventually.

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Rocket Science

Doing what I do for a living (software development) has often meant engaging in what I like to refer to as “the most uncomfortable task,” and what most everyone else refers to as “estimating.” Estimation is hard, which I’ve usually attributed to the creative nature of the work. So, as you might imagine, it thrills [...]

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Meet Aaron and Joey at Refresh Winchester on August 2

Aaron and Joey, developers of SharePress and Facebook Comments by Fat Panda, will be attending the next Refresh Winchester meetup, August 2, at which Aaron will be giving a tutorial on the basics of WordPress – registering a domain name, setting up hosting, installing WordPress, plugins, themes, and the do’s and do not’s of buying [...]

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The new Apple TV ads... why are you so bad?

I heard about the new Apple television ads today. All I can think is that something is wrong at 1 Infinite Loop. That’s not to say that Apple is without its warts. They, like every other company, has made mistakes – launching a product ahead of its time, fired key personel, or God forbid, introduced [...]

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Thinking about watching the Olympics online with Comcast and XFINITY? Don't bother.

My wife loves the Olympics. So every couple of years, we get a cable for just long enough to enjoy it. I always pay a premium price for this privilege – cable without a contract is always the most expensive way to go. Unfortunately for me, this year I forgot, and my wife missed the [...]

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On using Facebook Comments and WordPress Comments at The Same Time - Don't Do This

Often people write into Fat Panda support with questions similar to the following So, I love your Facebook Comments plugin, but it replaces WordPress’ traditional commenting option, and I still want to offer that option just in case a reader doesn’t have Facebook or doesn’t want to login to leave a comment. Our recommendation: pick [...]

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Facebook's New "Voice" Feature and Bugs in SharePress

Wah, wah. We really hate having to write updates like these. Facebook released a really cool feature, but it’s causing some SharePress users to see nasty error messages. Recently Facebook released a feature helpful to marketers and others who manage Facebook Pages on behalf of their businesses. It’s called “Voice,” and it makes it much [...]

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WordPress 3.4 is here, and SharePress is fully compatible!

Don’t forget to upgrade today to the latest and greatest, WordPress 3.4! Live theme preview, better custom headers, better captions, Twitter embeds, and better performance await thee. And, of course, SharePress is just as rock solid as ever – it remains the most reliable, easiest to use Facebook sharing plugin for WordPress.

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How to Fix: "Missed schedule" errors that appear on WordPress Posts screen

It’s a heart-breaker and a show-stopper. You write some great blog posts, schedule them to go live in the morning, and head-off to bed. Some time the next morning, only after you’ve showered and eaten your cheerios, you decide to sit down to look at your visitor stats. What’s this? Why are my numbers down? [...]

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