I called my sister last night to tell her about a present I found for her in the market and she interrupted me to say she saw my name show up in Google News a few times and started reading some of the articles. Before the phone card ran out she read me some headlines and my stomach sank. This is my first vacation and I almost didn’t even bring my laptop. (Luckily I talked myself into bringing it to do pictures.) I haven’t been on the internet since Monday and I obviously have a lot to catch up on. It was almost midnight when I found out and there was no access anywhere, so I woke up at 4:30 AM this morning to catch the first water bus to the airport and found some overpriced wifi, and here I am.
I have close to a thousand emails and countless blog posts and comments to go through, but I’ll try to synthesize everything and respond ASAP, I think it’s important because some people seem to be spinning things quite maliciously. If you have a specific question please send me an email and I’ll do my best to respond personally or on the blog, even if you’ve already decided I’m the scum of the earth.
I’m in Florence and it’s absolutely beautiful here, but a little damp. Ciao!
The Seattle airport is crazy, I had to get on three separate trains to get from my landing terminal to the departing one. I’m glad I wasn’t in a hurry.
So I’m doing a little vacation this week and I’m going to be Florence, Italy until Tuesday the 29th, Venice until Friday the 1st, and then Copenhagen, Denmark through Sunday the 3rd. If anyone wants to do a WordPress/Photo Matt meetup while I’m in town, drop me a note. Also if you have any suggestions of things to do in any of these places please leave a comment. Blogging will be light this week, but I’ll be sure to take lots of pictures. 🙂
So I’ve made a first pass at a WYSIWYG plugin using widgEditor. For some reason it doesn’t work on the simple post screen, just the advanced one. It’s in the repository if anyone has any suggestions. Todo: prettier/smaller buttons, strip/add paragraph tags, activate for more than just the main content area.
OK/Cancel comic on SxSW 2005, in which my name makes an appearance. OK/Cancel appears to be running on a well-hacked WordPress install, though there’s no link.
de.lirio.us looks pretty cool, except for the hard-to-use domain.
Party was great, thanks to everyone for coming out. The tag for the night is wordpress100k.
Days after Flickr, Snapfish is acquired by HP. Quick, start some more photo sites to sell.
PyMusique lets you purchase music from iTunes on Linux and apparently when the music comes from the server it has no DRM. I just read a News.com story on them and noticed their blog was also on WordPress.