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WordCamp Live Stream

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 11:54:15 +0000

Later today (3:45pm ET) I’ll deliver my annual State of the Word speech, which I’m very excited about. If you’d like to watch remotely, this year live stream tickets are free and you can tune in here.

WP Growth Council

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:22:51 +0000

In the WordPress world, when we look back an 2016 I think we’ll remember it as the year that we awoke to the importance of marketing. WordPress has always grown organically through word of mouth and its passionate community, but the hundreds of millions being spent advertising against WP has started to have an impact, … Continue reading WP Growth Council

Flying Lotus, Never Catch Me

Sun, 13 Nov 2016 18:49:52 +0000

Music videos are themselves an art form, and it’s always interesting to me how an artist chooses to transform the interpretation of their song with the video. I’ve listened to this song since it came out but haven’t seen the video until now, and it will definitely make me listen to it differently. Featuring Kendrick … Continue reading Flying Lotus, Never Catch Me

Apples TV’s Struggles

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 14:45:03 +0000

Joseph Rosensteel has an outsider but savvy perspective on the updates and technology around Apple TV. Definitely a worthwhile read. I’ve experienced a lot of this frustration myself — I have a large library of things bought through iTunes, I like the interface of the Apple TV (though I liked the old one a little … Continue reading Apples TV’s Struggles

The Wix Mobile App, a WordPress Joint

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 19:45:18 +0000

Anyone who knows me knows that I like to try new things — phones, gadgets, apps. Last week I downloaded the new Wix (closed, proprietary, non-open-sourced, non-GPL) mobile app. I’m always interested to see how others tackle the challenge of building and editing websites from a mobile device. I started playing around with the editor, … Continue reading The Wix Mobile App, a WordPress Joint

Kanye McDonald’s Poem

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 19:30:29 +0000

You might need a reason to smile today. If so, Kanye’s poem for Frank Ocean’s Boys Don’t Cry zine, illustrated by Dami Lee at the Verge, might be that reason.

Common at Tiny Desk

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:28:04 +0000

This Tiny Desk concert at the White House with Common and some of my favorite musicians Robert Glasper, Derrick Hodge, and Bilal was incredible.

Taking Sides

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:32:35 +0000

From Elie Wiesel’s Nobel Peace Price acceptance speech in 1986: And then I explained to him how naive we were, that the world did know and remain silent. And that is why I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the … Continue reading Taking Sides

Defrauding an Election

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:12:50 +0000

Wired has a fun and informative look at How to Rig a Presidential Election in 1000 Easy Steps. Basically it’s impossible — I hadn’t really thought of this before, but every precinct has its own officials from both parties that certify everything, there are just a ton of people involved at every step of the … Continue reading Defrauding an Election

Back on Tim’s Podcast

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 05:01:23 +0000

I went back for a Round 2 answering follow-up questions from Tim’s readers on the Tim Ferriss podcast. About an hour long and covered a wide range of topics. One of these days I need to start podcasting more directly. In the meantime, please give it a listen! Already some great tweets and responses have … Continue reading Back on Tim’s Podcast

Happy Birthday Om!

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 23:09:51 +0000

Today the legendary Om Malik celebrates his 50th time around the sun. For many that know him, Om defies definition: He’s first a writer, and finally always a true friend, but in between he’s an investor, photographer, oenophile, closet Bollywood fan, critical thinker, and sartorialist. He’s also been my friend and confidant for over a … Continue reading Happy Birthday Om!

40 under 40

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:33:14 +0000

I’m still catching up with things after the Automattic Grand Meetup, but excited today to be included on the Fortune 40 under 40 list, which I’ve graduated to after being termed out of the under 30 lists. I came in at #20 and it’s great to see lots of friends on the list as well.

Fun Shopping Finds

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:03:21 +0000

In midst of a crazy couple of weeks, some retail therapy and cool finds. I’m most excited about The Napsack, a sleeping bag which you can also wear as a coat, from a company called Poler that has a lot of fun items, patterns, and colorways. The Zolt Laptop Charger + Apple Macbook cable add-on … Continue reading Fun Shopping Finds

The Meadow

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 18:01:41 +0000

Bedeviled, human, your plight, in waking, is to choose from the words that even now sleep on your tongue, and to know that tangled among them and terribly new is the sentence that could change your life. From The Meadow by Marie Howe.

Koya Bound Kickstarter

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 18:40:15 +0000

In March I took a eight day hike in Japan with Dan Rubin and Craig Mod, which was definitely one of the more beautiful journeys I’ve taken, and I couldn’t imagine finer gentlemen to have embarked on it with. We trekked, ate, bathed, had long conversations about life, about our fathers. When I returned to … Continue reading Koya Bound Kickstarter

What a Week: WordPress, Maeda, .Blog

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:35:18 +0000

I’m still overwhelmed from last week, which was full of major announcements. Get your Instapaper / Pocket ready because I have lots of links! It started with a very smooth WordPress release, version 4.6 “Pepper.” A week later it’s had over 4,200,000 downloads and upgrades are rippling throughout the WP ecosystem with 13% of all known … Continue reading What a Week: WordPress, Maeda, .Blog


Sun, 21 Aug 2016 22:44:06 +0000

The Hydraulic Press Channel on Youtube is pretty much the best thing since, forever.

Chip to Enhance Intelligence

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:49:00 +0000

“Putting a computer in your brain is no longer science fiction.” Pretty awesome work from (WordPress-powered) Bryan Johnson and Theodore Berger, (WP-powered) Kernel.

WordPress Olympians

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 21:58:31 +0000

Many of the world’s finest athletes — from Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt to American tennis player Serena Williams — publish with WordPress. With the Rio 2016 games upon us, we turn to Olympians, Olympic hopefuls, and elite athletes who have blogged over the past year about the joys and challenges of competition at the highest level and … Continue reading WordPress Olympians

Simplenote Open Source

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:10:57 +0000

The first-party premier Simplenote native apps for Android, iOS, and macOS are now fully open source. I’m very proud of the team for this, and excited that the broader Simplenote community can now see behind the scenes of how things are developing with the app, which remains one of my personal favorites across every platform. … Continue reading Simplenote Open Source

Free the Cable Box

Sat, 06 Aug 2016 08:46:28 +0000

Techdirt asks: Why Is The Copyright Office Lying To Protect The Cable Industry’s Monopoly Stranglehold Over The Cable Box?

Wharf to Wharf Race Time-lapse Video

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 17:49:58 +0000

Caught a time-lapse from the first runners to some of the last walkers, and a cool band “The Noisy Neighbors” playing for this year’s Wharf to Wharf race in Santa Cruz. Video is about 23 seconds, if you look closely you can see the front-runners at the very beginning.

Guest House by Rumi

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 21:47:35 +0000

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may … Continue reading Guest House by Rumi

Mortgaging Your Site’s Future

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 14:52:18 +0000

Mortgaging your site to a closed-standards vendor gives them, not you, the economic power. Another Matt from Alley ruminates on Medium’s uncertain future for publishers. I agree that these first couple of publishers probably got a good deal: better than free, they’re guaranteed money regardless of whether Medium makes money or not. In making the decision … Continue reading Mortgaging Your Site’s Future

Bugs Are Human

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 03:24:10 +0000

It’s an old one, but I love this story about how part of what psyched Kasparov out, and possibly turned the tide, in his famous chess match against Deep Blue was actually a bug.