Video using VideoPress and filmed/edited by Michael Pick.
Going to set up a new form for these.
I’ll be chatting with Liz Danzico at the School of Visual Arts in New York, New York when I’m there in November. I’ll be speaking in NYC three times that week: WordCamp New York, SVA, and at Web 2.0 Expo. Would love to see my Yankee peeps while out there. 🙂
Exploring bits of Portland, Oregon with Jane.
Dear Kindle Team, one of my favorite features of Google Reader has always been its “Trends” or more simply its statistics that give you insight into your reading patterns and volume.
As the Kindle has become a bigger and bigger part of my life, much of my reading time has shifted from RSS-based sources to content on my Kindle, but I’m really curious how much time, how many words, at what times of day, etc I’m consuming all this new content. I think providing stats would also encourage people to read more, and highlight to them how the Kindle has changed their habits.
Automattic just purchased a company and service called After the Deadline, an amazingly smart contextual spelling and grammar checker, and can catch errors even the New York Times misses. It’s now live for 7.5 million WordPress.com blogs and available as a free plugin for .org users, it replaces the built-in spell checker on TinyMCE. It’s a cool story, they were actually rejected from Y Combinator and a few other seed funds but kept at it anyway, and has now found a home in the Automattic family. I found out about the service from Hacker News.
RSS Cloud support has been turned on for WordPress.com and you can download a plugin for WordPress.org. Both are first iterations and will continue to be improved over the next few weeks, and I’ll be at the RSS Cloud meetup on Wednesday.
How to Keep WordPress Secure, by me on the WordPress dev blog.
How Twitter works in theory, by Kevin Marks. “Phatic” gestures are important to understand if you’re building on the web.