It's our preference to use a text editor, like HomeSite, TextPad or TextMate, to "hand code" everything, rather than to use a wysiwyg (… Read more
You have to hand it to WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg. At his talk at today's Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, he managed to be the first conference speaker to put up a picture of a LOLcat while actually tying it into what his company is all about.
The LOLcat in question came from icanhazcheeseburger, a notoriously popular site that rakes in a whopping 1 million unique page views a day. It also runs on WordPress.com, Mullenwag and company's hosted blogging platform.
While the talk was classified as a "high-order bit," which usually involves … Read more
So far the event has been a big success and I have been too busy to blog. However, thanks to Cote, who is hosting a few sessions here I now have an update: the muffins and pastries are pretty delicious. Pictured to the left you'll see these oddly shaped (but tasty) mini-muffin loaves that have been the hit of the party.
I just can't repress my love … Read more
In case you wanted the slides from my opening remarks at the Open Source Business Conference, you can access them here. I've stored them with Adobe Share, a cool service powered by Alfresco. (It's also cool that Adobe mentioned what they're using, as Dave notes.)
Unfortunately, I don't yet have the two videos from both days available on YouTube. I have to mux the source because it keeps stripping out the video (leaving only the audio track) when I upload it to YouTube or convert it to .mov, .wmv, etc.
There are some good charts on … Read more
I don't know whether Jupiter's out of whack with Mars, but suddenly there's a nasty undercurrent in the tech firmament.
Over the weekend, the geekerati had a cyber-conniption over the way BusinessWeek's Sarah Lacy questioned Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg at the South by Southwest Conference. (Well, at least she didn't try to ask, "Boxers or briefs?" but whatever. It's time to move on, guys.)
Anyway, today's fit du jour concerns a mudslinging bout between Anil Dash of Six Apart and Matt Mullenweg of WordPress. They haven't reached the pistols-at-30-paces stage … Read more
With that, he announced that WordPress parent company Automattic has hired designer and developer Andy Peatling, who has created a WordPress-based social network called BuddyPress.
BuddyPress, meanwhile, has become part of Automattic's arsenal. The project's home page has been replaced with an Automattic logo and the teaser "BuddyPress will transform a vanilla installation of WordPress MU into a social-network platform."
MIAMI--The way people have been talking about e-mail at the Future of Web Apps conference, you'd think it were a cell phone carrier or a domestic airline. It's antiquated, it's backward, and everybody hates it.
Kevin Marks, a Google engineer and Technorati veteran, said in a talk about the company's OpenSocial project and Social Graph APIs that e-mail is a "strange legacy idea."
"E-mail has died away for a group of users. For the younger generation, they don't use e-mail," he said, talking about the young Web users who have started … Read more
This post was updated at 4:49 PM PT with a clarification from Matt Mullenweg.
MIAMI--"I'm Matt Mullenweg, and I'm famous for eating 108 Chicken McNuggets and surviving," the eccentric 24-year-old WordPress founder said in his talk at the Future of Web Apps conference, explaining that he's no longer continually the No. 1 "Matt" in a Google search because the dancing viral-video star "Where The Hell Is Matt?" gives him a run for his money.
At FOWA, Mullenweg was slated to talk about both the physical and psychological "architecture&… Read more
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