Last night I saw the One Man Star Wars Trilogy performed by Charles Ross. The Force is strong with this one. Last night I was there as “press,” but I had independently bought tickets for Thursday night and I’m thinking about going again, it was pretty entertaining. Afterward I was able to interview Charles for a few minutes, and Glenda has uploaded a video of the interview to Youtube. (Warning: Low light.)
Jim Amos just wrote in that Campbell-Ewald launched a new WordPress-powered site for the US Postal Service, called Deliver Magazine. Congrats to Jim and Naoko McCracken! Ryan noticed the other day that Nancy Pelosi has a WordPress blog at Speaker.gov called The Gavel. Cool domain name, and good to see WP being used in the political realm, especially since none of the Presidential candidates for 2008 are using WP (yet). If you come across or instigate WordPress being used someplace cool, be sure to write in.
Jeremy Keith just pinged me via IM that Moo.com, the cool printing guys, use WP to power their entire site.
I was interviewed on the Nearthwort podcast, which bills itself as sthe “multi-dimensional adventurer’s handbook.” It definitely has a different flavor.
Automattic is now accepting applications for two positions, one development and the other systems. For me it’s a dream job because I get to work with the smartest group of people I’ve ever met. Who knows — it might be a good fit for a photomatt.net reader.
The fellow who did the WordPress song video has now done a rap song for version 2.1. 🙂
Kevin Burton looks at XFS vs ZFS, and feels XFS is a better choice.
Math for the Masses, WordPress.com now support Latex formatting. Happy Friday!
Salesforce’s IdeaExchange, Yahoo! Suggestions, Feedlounge & WordPress Ideas – What Do They Have in Common? A neat look at different people’s takes on the suggestions part of user feedback. I like seeing how other people approach a similar problem, especially if they’re older than us, because there’s always something to learn.
I had lunch with John Roberts of OpenDNS today, and we chatted a bit about OpenDNS and what surprised him about the business. 4:26.
I’ve gotten some great recommendations for podcasting equipment for when I’m at home, but because I spend so little time at home that’s not practical for 95% of the time when I’d want to be podcasting. Once I was interviewed by NPR and the lady had this awesome pocket thing with a fuzzy mic on the end, the sound quality was great on it. Does anyone have recommendation for something I could carry in my pocket that sounds better than what I use now?
Today I talked with Kevin Olsen from Sun’s Startup Essentials program a bit about what happened in our case. He said they were pretty overwhelmed with the few couple of weeks of inquiries, and it sounds like they’re doing them by hand. About 20% of their emails didn’t get through to applicants because they were caught in spam filters. (They’ve started calling and snail mailing to get around that.) Finally someone has mistyped the name of our company as Automatic instead of Automattic (two Ts) and a company that was older than 4 years had applied as “Automatic” and was rejected, and somehow our application got caught up in that.
Podcast #4 is on EVDO, and comes in at 2:39.
I was interviewed by Brian Oberkirch the other day at the Pier, and the podcast of such is now up.