Mustafa Uysal

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  • Hello, 33!

    As the Earth completes another orbit around the sun, marking yet another journey of 365 days, I find myself standing at the threshold of my 33rd year.

  • Bluebird

    I’ve released a new version of Handywriter today, now featuring recent Text-to-Speech (TTS) capabilities. The results are quite impressive. Here is the famous “Bluebird” poem by Charles Bukowski. (Maybe next time, it will sing “Famous Blue Raincoat” by L.Cohen?)

  • I took a stab at testing TiDB with WordPress today, but since the setup went past the famous five-minute mark, I’ve decided to jot down a note for myself and those who try to use TiDB with WordPress.

  • Happy 20th birthday, WordPress. We’ve known each other since around 2008, and I’ve been contributing in some way since 2011. Even though my contributions are often tiny, like a drop in the ocean, thank you for giving me the opportunity to contribute to 43% of the web.

  • Yesterday I’ve upgraded one of my servers that is running on Ubuntu 18.04; since it’s reaching EOL it’s better to perform timely updates. While upgrading the OS, why not upgrade MariaDB, right? So, I’ve upgraded it to 10.6.12 and this morning realized that one of the sites has been ruined with messed up characters.

  • I launched NoCodeWP this week and have been sharing some random thoughts on no-code, WordPress, and other topics.

  • As I work on building nocodewp, I’ve realized there are many things to discuss regarding WordPress. I wanted to quickly share my thoughts on the importance of including pre-made modules, page templates, or blocks within WordPress products.

  • Electricity is one of the fundamental things that ruin your day immediately when it’s absent. I feel like back in the stone ages, far away from civilization and completely useless. Since I live in a small town, it’s more annoying because power cuts happen quite often. In this post, I will try to share my…

  • I’ve launched Handywriter today. It’s been one of my favorite tools in WordPress since I built it. It’s a good feeling to be a consumer of your own product. And, Handywriter is not an exception, it helps me a lot while blogging.

  • I’m struggling with overthinking a lot these days. And it’s not easy to deal with overthinking when you have an engineering mindset.