If you’re in the San Francisco area join us at the Yahoo! Brickhouse for a WordPress meetup this Wednesday. This’ll actually be my first time at the Brickhouse, but I hear they have some mean Wii players.
For the Top Gear fans out there, the new Top Gear blog is the latest WordPress.com VIP. Vroom!
The internet has everything.
Seth’s Blog: Random thoughts about the Kindle. I agree with most of this. I’ve been meaning to write a Kindle review forever. I’m probably not going to get to it, but I will say that it has fundamentally changed the way I read and buy books. It has also increased my book reading a non-trivial amount.
2008 Design Trends, a great visual list.
Michael Krotscheck has an interesting post called Friends don’t let Friends use TypePad, which apparently ruffled some feathers and elicited a pretty venomous response from a Six Apart Vice President. I guess is part of their new plan to “compete” but statements like “TypePad simply blows WordPress.com away on SEO” and “On WordPress.com, you’re kind of moving into a bad neighborhood — by their own admission, one-third of the blogs on WordPress.com are spam” don’t exactly lend credibility. Michael responded eloquently in a comment and then again in a follow-up post. Lloyd has jumped in with some specific facts on Typepad’s (lack of) SEO. In the meantime we just turned on sitemaps for everybody on WordPress.com, a popular user request.
Social Networking Gets a Sanity Check, from GigaOM.
Seth’s Email Checklist. “Before you hit send on that next email, perhaps you should run down this list, just to be sure.” Amen!
Visiting home in Houston.
A preview of the upcoming theme for BuddyPress. Be sure to click through to the full-size versions. BuddyPress is coming along nicely, and a good example of what is possible with the WordPress platform.
Jeffrey Veen and Bryan Mason are putting together a very interesting conference called Start. It’s only $200 and the morning format is short-form interviews with interesting people, and somehow I slipped in there. Mark the date — August 7, 2008.
I better start using a headset. Hat tip: NewTeeVee Station and Phil Black.
Eating by water, island you can drive to in low tide, and drive back to Dublin.
Plane from Athens to Dublin, drive from Dublin to Sligo, and sunset in Sligo. I think these are some of the prettiest scenes I’ve ever captured.
Around the various beaches of Milos, Greece. Packed in the back of a Smart car.
People keep asking me if I have a Twitter, the answer is yes. I don’t use it too frequently, so I won’t flood your stream if you add me. Weblog Tools Collection also published a list of 31 WP folks you can subscribe to on Twitter.