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Last Build Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2017 22:56:20 +0000


Doors in Barcelona

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 22:56:20 +0000

As I walked around Barcelona after everything was closed, I was really taken with the graffiti on the roll-down doors. Here’s a gallery of a few snaps.


Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:59:25 +0000

I’m taking it easy this week, nothing too crazy — just sharing good meals and wine with friends. Which is probably a good example of my goals for the year: putting family and loved ones first, slowing down (to go further), and deliciousness. (Single Thread Farms blew me away.) 2016 was a year of incredible … Continue reading Thirty-Three

Rebirth and Yellow Arrows

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 03:48:45 +0000

My friend Kamal Ravikant has a new book out, Rebirth, which I highly recommend. I had the good fortune to read it a few months ago and the story of the Camino de Santiago touched and inspired me. Because of the impact of the book, I ended up adopting a few New Year’s intentions long … Continue reading Rebirth and Yellow Arrows

Christmas Music: Leslie Odom Jr.

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 18:18:35 +0000

I love Christmas music, and most years I like to recommend a Christmas music album that is a bit more jazz or has something interesting about it. This year I want to point you to Leslie Odom Jr., aka Aaron Burr in the hit musical Hamilton, who is a gifted vocalist. Hat tip: Rose Kuo. … Continue reading Christmas Music: Leslie Odom Jr.

New .org Homepage

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 22:10:03 +0000

For the first time in… many years, has a new home page. What’s on the page today actually isn’t that important, even though it’s better in many ways, the key is that it’s changing again, the stone has been unstuck and can now keep rolling.

A Poetition

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 20:11:10 +0000

Joseph O’Neill has an amazing and funny poetry-related short story Pardon Edward Snowden in the New Yorker which pokes fun at itself quite a bit.

Another Dongle

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 20:06:00 +0000

One of my favorite new .blogs is The Dongle blog, at I think it’s mostly meant to be funny, but I really agree with this post pointing out you really need something that lets you plug in your lightning headphones to your laptop. I’ve been trying out the Audeze EL-8 and they only have … Continue reading Another Dongle

State of the Word, 2016

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 21:10:21 +0000

The full video and Q&A from 2016’s State of the Word last week in Philadelphia is now online. This year was especially exciting because it wasnt’ just a look back at the previous year, but sets out a new direction for where WordPress will be in 2017 and beyond. If you want just the slides, … Continue reading State of the Word, 2016

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.