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Post-Verbal Language

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:09:01 +0000

James Beshara has a really interesting read on how communication will change and evolve in a post-verbal world, namely one where human/brain interfaces like Neuralink can more directly transmit thought between people than the medium of language allows today. After reading the essay I wonder if people's thoughts or the neural pathways they activate, if … Continue reading Post-Verbal Language



iPhone Fast Charging

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 16:51:19 +0000

I love USB, cables, and charging things. So MacRumors comparison of different wired and wireless charging options and speed for the iPhone X is my catnip. tl; dr: USB-C + USB-C-to-Lightning cable gives you far and away the fastest times. I've found this true for the iPad Pro as well.



State of the Word, 2017

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 23:38:20 +0000

I really enjoyed connecting with the WordPress community in Nashville this previous weekend. On Saturday I delivered the State of the Word presentation alongside Mel, Weston, and Matías. There's always a post-event buzz but I definitely noticed a change in tenor of people's thoughts on Gutenberg after the presentation and demo. The video is above, … Continue reading State of the Word, 2017



Adam Robinson on Understanding

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:33:12 +0000

This is a long quote/excerpt from Adam Robinson I’ve been holding onto for a while, from Tribe of Mentors. Worth considering, especially if you strive to work in a data-informed product organization. Virtually all investors have been told when they were younger — or implicitly believe, or have been tacitly encouraged to do so by … Continue reading Adam Robinson on Understanding



Tribe of Mentors

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:55:28 +0000

Tim Ferriss’s new book Tribe of Mentors is out. I have finished it already, and can say it’s really excellent and I even liked it more than Tools of Titans even though I’m not in this one. 🙂 As I said in a message to Tim: Curious how Tribe of Mentors is different from Tools … Continue reading Tribe of Mentors



Heroin or Aspirin

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 13:45:03 +0000

The company Bayer is famous for inventing aspirin in 1898, which is arguably one of the world’s most beloved brands, and for good reason. But I was surprised to learn that just two weeks earlier, the same three guys who gave the world aspirin also created Bayer’s other big brand, heroin, which was marketed for … Continue reading Heroin or Aspirin



Peak Tea Demand

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 15:59:05 +0000

I found this funny anecdote from a CNET article about the future of power: Power and utility companies must exactly balance supply with what people consume at any given moment. UK grid operators famously must cope with a demand surge after the TV soap opera “EastEnders” ends, when thousands of people start boiling water for … Continue reading Peak Tea Demand



4.8 and What’s Coming

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:33:03 +0000

Last week we released version 4.8 “Evans” of WordPress, as I write this it has had about 4.8 million downloads already. The release was stable and has been received well, and we were able do the merge and beta a bit faster than we have before. When I originally wrote about the three focuses for … Continue reading 4.8 and What’s Coming



Remote Work Can’t Be Stopped

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 21:14:42 +0000

Christopher Mims writes for the Wall Street Journal Why Remote Work Can’t Be Stopped, also riffing off the IBM shift I wrote about a few weeks ago. I was excited to see an Automattician Julia featured at the top and a few other colleagues having their voice in the article.



Safe Avocado-ing

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 04:07:59 +0000

I’m glad the New York Times is covering how to safely cut an avocado, because I’ve messed that up 100% of the time I’ve tried to handle an avocado in the past month. It makes you almost want to forgive them for that green pea guacamole thing.



A Delicious Compliment

Mon, 29 May 2017 17:43:54 +0000

Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters—sometimes very hastily—but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved your card.” … Continue reading A Delicious Compliment



WordPress 14

Sun, 28 May 2017 02:38:33 +0000

Today is 14 years from the very first release of WordPress. The interface I’m using to write this (Calypso) is completely unrecognizable from what WordPress looked and worked like even a few years ago. Fourteen years in, I’m waking up every day excited about what’s coming next for us. The progress of the editor and CLI so … Continue reading WordPress 14



Profile of Anker

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:08:00 +0000

As a computer accessory enthusiast, I’m excited that Verge did an in-depth profile of Anker, which makes some of the best chargers, cables, and batteries around. It also makes me more curious about the story behind Aukey and Jackery.



What’s in My Bag, 2017 edition

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:05:50 +0000

I am a road warrior who has racked up several million miles over the past decade, and since I’m also working more-than-full-time running Automattic (a totally distributed company) and leading WordPress I need the ability to be productive wherever I can find a comfortable place to sit. I carry a backpack with me almost all … Continue reading What’s in My Bag, 2017 edition