September, 2013

  1. The Year Without Pants

    Scott Berkun has captured some great ideas and observations in this first-person narrative that recounts his time at Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com. I found Scott’s story to be interesting and self-aware; an introspective and honest account of how his team operated. I am fortunate to be friends (or at least friendly) with many of…

  2. A “Writing” Desktop

    I often find myself in a situation where I need to interrupt my development to focus on writing something; but I don’t want to screw up my development environment (open apps, browsers, consoles, terminal windows, etc.). I used to use OS X’s Hide Others command (Command+Option+H) from the Application Menu, but recently I’m trying a…

  3. Stickies as Visual Organizer

    For the last few months I’ve been trying something new to visually organize my priorities. I’m using the built-in OS X Stickies app as a visual organizer. I have a separate desktop that I use just as a Stickies board. It’s easy for me to switch over to it as needed when I want a…

  4. Late 9

    I was able to get in a late round of golf this weekend. The weather was perfect. We finished just as it got too dark to play.

  5. Drafts Dropdown and MP6

    If you’re using my Drafts Dropdown plugin and the MP6 admin UI plugin, you probably want to grab the latest from this feature branch. This updates Drafts Dropdown’s styling to better match the styling in MP6. This post is part of the project: Drafts Dropdown. View the project timeline for more context on this post.

  6. HiDPI Friendly

    The content images on this site are now HiDPI-friendly! We’re still considering the plugin in beta (make sure to grab the develop branch) – this site is the guinea pig. As you can see, I’m feeling pretty chuffed about it. (Photo via Frontback) This post is part of the thread: Content Presentation – an ongoing…

  7. SSL broadly compromised by the NSA →

    If anything, this shows that more than ever before, closed source software is fundamentally untrustworthy.

    I wouldn’t feel right about shipping software that didn’t include source or allow customization by the licensee (even when it’s not Open Source licensed).