By the way, I’ve never been happier to be home. It’s the little things — like using a mouse and a real keyboard. Unfortunately getting here took the better part of 19 hours. They actually had the hood up on the plane that was supposed to fly me overseas, which was a long delay. I […]
At midnight I hope to be no where close to a computer, so I’ll post this now because I’m sure it’s 2005 someplace already. Thank you, everyone, for such a wonderful year and I wish you all the very best for the coming one. Here are my resolutions for 2005: Build up my piano chops […]
As the year draws to a close, and it has been a wonderful year, I find myself drawn to a few tasks that always seem to catch me around this time: Updating copyright years on sites that don’t use the PHP trick. Archiving old mail and logs to local server. Checking none of the low-traffic […]
My newest addiction is chocolate covered cashews. YUM!
My things are finally here. Thankfully the movers were pretty good, I’d heard some horror stories from people that had me anxious. The Comcast guy gets here tomorrow, and then I should be able to really settle in at home. Things I missed most: bed/pillows/blankets, camera battery charger, shoes, and vanilla candles.
(Also known as Announcements Two and Three. See part one.) Matt Mullenweg may be underage, but he knows how to get into a bar. That’s the opening line from the Houston Press feature called The Blog Age, subtitled “Matt Mullenweg helps usher in the real information revolution, one Web log at a time.” Modest, eh? […]
So I guess now is as good a time as any for the first annoucement I’ve been promising: In a couple of days I’m going to be driving cross-country to San Francisco and settle down there. I was in SF the past few days to find a place and I found something that’s perfect for […]
By the way, welcome to September. There are going to be some pretty big announcements this month, so keep your aggregators locked.
“Late last night I heard the screen door sway, and a big yellow taxi took my girl away.” Taking a break.
I’ve had a lot of things on my mind lately so earlier tonight I went to the park to clear my thoughts the best way I know how, thinking through everything. It’s one of my favorite places in Houston but I haven’t been in a while because the weather has been pretty warm and I’ve […]
How we measure our time is the metric of our lives.
On web standards, celebrities with one- and two-word names, WordPress, IRC, and the meaning of life.
Thoughts on Gmail security, home decorating, and traffic.
If we’ve met at SxSW, drop me a note.
My friend Becca just returned from the Dominican Republic where she taught English at several local schools and an orphanage for a couple of weeks. I’ve read over her notes from the trip and they sound really interesting, I hope she publishes them somewhere. When she came back she brought a “postcard” that was actually […]
The ride back from Austin earlier tonight was a delight. The stars were gorgeous, I felt like the only person on the road, and the music was excellent. The trip was enjoyable and a much-needed break. On Saturday I also had the pleasure of having lunch with Jacques Distler. His links may be terribly crufty […]
A birthday present from Google: I have overtaken that other guy and I am now the #3 Matt in the world. Go look at it now, because Google can be a harsh mistress. If things continue to go well I might reach #1 and have to take down all my sites, like I promised. For […]
This is it. Last year my birthday was loud and surprising, this year it was chill. Both have their attraction. Awww thanks. 🙂 Mad props to Craig for the WordPress header (currently in rotation). While I’m here I’d also like to wish a happy birthday to Dave, who had a birthday a few days ago […]
The hiatus is over. Peace and blessings manifest with every lesson learned If your knowledge were your wealth then it would be well earned The holidays could not have been better, a delightful mix of friends and family that I will remember fondly for years to come. Presents, the least important part of the holidays, […]
I am enjoying the holidays immensely, just keeping too busy to post much. I’ve got a couple of things in the pipeline, stay tuned.