This is my tooltip. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
My tooltip is my blog’s best friend. It keeps the blog posts readable. I must master it as I must master my blogging.
In the crossfire between the landlord and the city, Automattic got [evicted][evicted] from their home on Pier 38 on Friday.
At the end of every week, some of the [Automatticians][automatticians] have been having #burittofridays, so they made one last burrito run before closing the doors. As Beau, put it, “We came in with a bang, and out with a burrito.”
One of the advantages of working for a distributed company is that now that we are homeless, we’ll simply be working from home. The Bay Area crew won’t get to see each other each week though. 🙁
And here is one last parting shot from [our fearless leader][matt]:
He leaves us with a bit of= T.S. Eliot:
> We shall not cease from exploration
> And the end of all our exploring
> Will be to arrive where we started
> And know the place for the first time.
I’ll miss you guys.
[matt]: http://ma.tt “Matthew Mullenweg”
[evicted]: http://articles.sfgate.com/2011-09-09/business/30133602_1_evictions-tenants-carl-ernst “Pier 38 deemed unsafe; tech tenants evicted—SFGate”
[automatticians]: http://automattic.com/about/ “About Us—Automattic”
The WordPress.org people have done a great job. There is even a new default blog theme (which if you haven’t gathered I’ve been using for the last half year).
Carpe diem vita brevis.
If there is one thing photographers have in common with women it’s an obsession with bags.
I have a lot of camera bags. I think about bags a lot. I find it’s difficult to find the right camera bag and when I add a laptop to the mix it becomes nearly impossible. But as difficult as it must be, imagine what it’s like to find a photographic bag for women?!
A couple months ago, I did something so small it doesn’t really deserve mention. Nial and I got OpenSearch working on WordPress.com for individual blogs:
Search of the entire domain has always been working, but this allows you to add a special search for one blog. To activate this, open Firefox (or Internet Explorer), and click on the search dropdown and you’ll see a new entry to “Add your blog name.” Select that.
Maybe I’ll add a plugin to WordPress with this code. I’m not too sure there’s a need though since there are already a couple OpenSearch plugins and this one only works in WPMU and PHP 5. There’s also a couple of WordPress.com-specific features like tags, privacy flags, and blavatar support in this one.
This marks the first time (to my knowledge) that SixApart is embarking on a free hosted blogging service, so it was definitely worth a look, especially given some of the things we’ve worked on, have recently got working, and will work on at here at Automattic. Besides, free is the price I like 🙂
The blog, though there is some confusion as to the URL, has an aesthetically pleasing layout. It certainly seems to share a lot of influences from Twitter, WordPress P2, Pownce, etc. but the biggest influence has to be Tumblr.
At this month’s Bay Area WordPress Meetup, there were four interesting talks. One of which wised me up to the Zemanta WordPress plugin, which I’m using now, any content creator (or Another Search Startup) should check it out—it’s quite clever.
Vivanista is a social network for women focusing on philanthropy. Even if you don’t have a passing interest in such things, the website deserves a look, it’s quite an attractive website and built in record time—a couple of months.
That’s because it is.
Last month, my friend and fellow kimchee-eater, M.J., had three books sent to me. FailNation, How to Take over Teh Wurld, and Graph Out Loud. That’s important that I have friends like her because I’m usually the last to know about the latest memes.
I mention this because if you happen to be in San Francisco today at 6:30pm you really need to go to the book launch party. I came to get their last book signed:
I’ll certainly be there in order to get the books signed (and then give them away later, like I did last time).
Raffi, a co-worker of mine at Automattic, mentioned today that his project, After the Deadline, is now open-source.
It might help to explain what After the Deadline is.