This video really makes you want to wear sunblock, something I haven’t been as good about this week. (Sorry Mom!) Hat tip: Sara Rosso.
You can read on the Jetpack blog and the BruteProtect blog about the company, plugin, and service joining Automattic. BTW, BruteProtect has protected this site from 1,663 attacks in the past 28 days.
Introducing plugin icons in the plugin installer, the defaults are cool (and that library would be nice to support for Gravatar) but go ahead and start making icons for your WordPress plugins. It adds a nice punch and panache to the plugin experience.
We have a great Simplenote for Mac client, and a super clean web version, but nothing first-party for Linux. If anyone is experienced with Linux desktop development and would be interested in creating something extremely minimalist like our Mac app please get in touch!
Ten WP bloggers speak out on Ferguson, a really fascinating spectrum of viewpoints from protesters to media to a blog by an anonymous police officer on duty in Ferguson.
Awesome Screenshot URL tracking and niki-bot, some pretty sketchy things going on in the Chrome extension world. Hope Google starts cleaning these up soon. BTW if you want a better screenshot tool my Automattic colleague Davide makes Blipshot which contains no tracking or spyware.