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WordPress Party Next Monday

On Monday May 21 we’re having a WordPress party at Thee Parkside in San Francisco. It’s a cool dive-type bar across the street from a park at 17th and Wisconsin, and they have a free ping pong table. (You may want to bring your own paddle though.) The party will get started around 8 PM […]

Premium Gas

I had twittered about giving my car premium gas after it passed 100,000 miles, and Christian Montoya emailed me this note which I think you guys might find interesting: I just wanted to let you know that this is a dangerous thing! The difference between regular, plus and premium gas is the octane rating… 87, […]

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30 Boxes

I’ve been really digging 30 Boxes, as reviewed by Mr Hawk here and Mr Malik here, I’m moving all of my calendaring (online and off) into it. They’re doing some neat stuff with profiles and sharing that I think will take people a while to fully grok. The only thing I think it needs is […]

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Automattic Toni

Another nice birthday present! I have no idea (really) how he got this, but Om has the scoop on Yahoo VP Toni Schneider leaving to join Automattic. We were originally going to announce this at the end of the month when Toni actually left but I guess now is as good a time as any. […]

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dotorg

A birthday surprise! The watch I had on PhotoMatt.org came through and now the domain will start redirecting to PhotoMatt.net as soon as the nameservers change over. Now people can stop asking me about that weird .org guy.

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Dave 50

Dave Winer turns 50! A lot of the stuff I work on day-to-day would be very different if it wasn’t for Dave, so here’s to a very happy birthday. Your work is much appreciated. 🙂

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First American in 1924

Apparently Robert Cronk was the first American born in 1924 and is very proud of that fact. I got an email from him, presumably because of the genealogy site I admin: “In a cursory examination of your website, I notice, in addition to all the others born on January 1st, there are five specified as […]

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Jonas’ 2005 Predictions

Check out Jonas’ predictions for 2005 and his hilarious follow-up. Thanks to Jonas for reminding me it’s just 15 days until my birthday.

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Kathy

Happy Birthday to Kathy. Big 30.

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Saddest Music

Jeffrey on the new Glassdog and the web. Happy ninth birthday. HTML wasn’t easy enough, and it isn’t getting any easier. Blogs aren’t anything special, they’re just a function of software that makes it easy to maintain content. Compare the usability of the top 3 blog packages with the top 3 “content management systems.” Blogging […]

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It Feels So Good to be 3

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 […]

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So I’m 20

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 […]

Calculate Age in MySQL

I just got an email from docs@mysql.com saying the following: The user comment system in the MySQL manual is not the place to request features. You can do so using our bug-tracking system at http://bugs.mysql.com/. Thanks. (Actually, your comment is not a feature request, but it relates to another comment that is. The example you’re […]

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Ongoing

I usually write entries in my head before I put my fingers to the keyboard. The problem with this is that the longer I go between entries, the more that I try to cram into my mental post and inevitably the more that’s lost. When you last left your Author he was gearing up for […]

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In Austin

As of last night I have been happily in Austin, a much needed vacation and also a wonderful oppurtunity to visit my sister Charleen whose birthday is the driving reason for this visit. It’s interesting because we didn’t get along terribly well when we were both younger (and there were ten years between us) but […]

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First Step Toward World Domination

Before I finish getting ready to leave (and yes it’s 4 AM) I would just like to point to this search. Google is a harsh mistress; weeks ago I was on the fourth page (after skirting the first page a while back) and now somehow I’ve been bumped up to 8, 7 if you take […]

Oot and Aboot

Well I’ve spent most of my day taking care of cat mishaps, spring cleaning, and over here, and now it’s time to spring from my cave into the world, and a birthday party tonight is the perfect excuse. I’m supposed to be providing some music, so I better go so I won’t be late(r than […]

I Now Have… Pants

The weekend was a ton of fun, starting off with me barely recovered but going to Rene’s birthday party (which has pics up now), next day getting a Tungsten T and meeting some H-Town people (Kathy and Christine summarize nicely), and then taking an unexpected road trip on Sunday to Navasota and meeting my sister. […]

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My Day in Photos

My day in photos: Alfred Hitchcock would cringe. Mmmm, texture. New do. I love the arrow. Flowers for my Mother’s birthday. Blue steel. Not pictured: my mid-term being delayed until Saturday, birthday dinner, evil Starbucks, rude and ageist salespeople, how wonderful this day was despite the occasional annoyance, and my funny elated look from being […]

Three Down…

The beautiful Sarah has a new online home at Pacific Nights. It was a lot of fun setting everything up for her. More importantly, today is her birthday so go send her some love! For those wondering, the abstract header image is actually a picture of Sarah’s hair.