Matt Mullenweg Loves His Kindle, from a chat I had with Mashable. Posting from Greece, where it’s hot.
Day 2 in Greece, on Ios island at the Greek Blogger Conference 2008.
First photos from arriving in Athens, ferry to Ios.
I was on WordPress Weekly last Friday, mostly answering questions.
For the first time in his life Rahn met someone even more obsessed with finding the Grail than he was. Indeed, so confident was Himmler of finding the Grail that he’d already prepared a castle – Wewelsburg in Westphalia – for its arrival. In the basement, surrounded by busts of prominent Nazis, was an empty plinth where the Grail would go.
The original Indiana Jones: Otto Rahn and the temple of doom. Truth is stranger than fiction.
Apparently advertisers who take the tour have been known to drool ovr the opportunities of putting recipes on the kitchen counter and apparel recommendations in the closet. It will come true — advertisers abhor blank space like nature abhors a vacuum.
The home of the future?, Rob Norman
We’re doing some usability tests in New York City, want to join?
mod_auth_mysql and phpass, a new patch that allows Apache authentication (for Subversion, Trac, enterprise integration systems) to work with the new WordPress secure password storage.
Another lesson learned the hard way — on the flight from Philadelphia to San Francisco on US Airways my baggage was delayed, and then when it arrived the following morning all my camera equipment was missing. Since I had just been to Italy I was carrying more than usual. The toll ended up being:
- Nikon D3
- Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF
- Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
- Leica M8
- Leica 50mm f/1.0 Noctilux
- Cards, cases, etc.
I’ve traveled so many times with things in my suitcase I just don’t think about it anymore, literally over a hundred trips over the last 4-5 years. This has shaken me a lot more than the incident a few weeks ago and I’m probably not going to check any electronics anymore. Jon Udell had something similar happen and found a story about packing a starter pistol to get your baggage treated differently. (Hat tip: Lloyd.)
Since relating this story a few other people have told me they’ve had things stolen when leaving Philadelphia specifically, it sounds like there might be a serious problem there, one that warrants investigation. US Airways is just sending me through the “lost luggage” form, so I doubt anything will change or happen. Be extra careful if you travel through there.
StayPress is a collection of plugins that will turn a standard vanilla installation of WordPress or WordPress MU into a property management and bookings system.
A bit of sightseeing. Milan at sunset.
Day two in Milano; WordCamp Italy.
Day one in Milan, before WordCamp Italy.
First day in Milan.