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Andy Skelton

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WordPress memcached 3.0.0Andy

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:41:02 +0000

Some software is so stable that it becomes stagnant. Yesterday’s update of the WordPress object cache drop-in for memcached flings it from both categories, back into active development where it is sure to capture the attention of WordPress site administrators around the world. So much for drama and spin. All that really happened was this: I pushed a major-version update that … Continue reading WordPress memcached 3.0.0(image)

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Mon, 04 Apr 2016 02:11:51 +0000

My new camera arrived today. With my very first prime lens I took a twilight photowalk through my neighborhood. This is the widest, fastest lens I’ve ever used: 20mm F/1.7. Photons just whiz through it. These are straight from the camera. Despite my rusty skills, I’m happy. It’s time to start reading manuals. This thing can … Continue reading Lumix GX8 day 1(image)

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Managing Challenging Behaviors in NeurotypicalsAndy

Sun, 27 Mar 2016 14:30:15 +0000

Originally posted on Restless Hands:
[This is a long overdue repost from my old blog. It is both satire and very serious. It is satire in that it is very closely modeled on actual articles I see frequently online, and it borrows much of the tone and phrasing of those articles. It is serious in…(image)

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After Sabbatical at AutomatticAndy

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 20:35:54 +0000

In May of my 10th year at Automattic the company adopted a paid sabbatical policy: 5 years on, 3 months off. It wasn’t easy to consider how to spend this opportunity. It took a couple of weeks to decide that my first sabbatical should be personal, free-form and soon. The policy was still new and evolving. One early amendment was … Continue reading After Sabbatical at Automattic(image)

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Adding Songs to Baby DanceAndy

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:57:00 +0000

The girls (3 & 4) have a tiny subset of my music library on their devices. It’s time to update their playlist which I named Baby Dance back when they were babies. They hear songs they want from my library and ask for them. Some I added by request, some by paternalartistic edict. Might as … Continue reading Adding Songs to Baby Dance(image)

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Two kinds of NUXAndy

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 18:45:38 +0000

To me there are two different ways to read the term “NUX”. * (NU)X is the experience provided to new users. (New User)’s Experience * N(UX) is when any user experiences something unfamiliar. Novel (User Experience) “NUX” commonly means (NU)X. We use “new users” to refer to people who are signing up and starting to … Continue reading Two kinds of NUX(image)

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Two ColorsAndy

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:39:38 +0000


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Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19:29:42 +0000

Originally posted on Matt on Not-WordPress:
Didn’t check off my bucket list goal to have a Cherplumple, but this pumpecapple from Three Brothers Bakery was pretty good, especially the pecan / chocolate part.(image)

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