As a wee lad growing up in the 80’s, “success” was pretty clear: Watch TV Play video games Listen to whatever music my parents do Eat more sugar Become an astronaut Pretend to be sick to avoid school Avoid gross girls What the heck is the internet? As a teenage man in the 90’s, “success” got a little […]Read more "Defining Success"
Emojis are modern-day hieroglyphs. In typical internet fashion, several others have considered this before me, immediately making me 😕. Emoji (and their more primitive cousins emoticons) represent a way to more succinctly express oneself using the fewest characters possible. However, their relevance and interpretation is left wide-open until a shared experience occurs to attach contextual relevance to them. Naturally, […]Read more "💩"
With each new software release that I’m fortunate enough to contribute to, I usually take some time (or lots of time) to reflect on a few different things that I think are critical to the project and myself: What went right? What went wrong? What did I learn? What can I do better? With BuddyPress […]Read more "January thoughts, BuddyPress 2.2"
Below is a gallery of screen shots I took of WordPress’s administration area (and a few other bonus shots) ranging from it’s first public release through to December 2013. Unfortunately, they are in random order; WordPress’s media library imported them asynchronously and ordering them chronologically will require a do-over (which maybe I’ll do later… meh, for now.)
My personal favorite version (though not the popular vote) is 2.9. I guess it’s like listening to an old original song and album — WordPress 2.9 reminds me of a simpler (yet exhilarating) time in my life, and each UI tweak & change, each new feature since comes from a younger generation doing exactly what I expect them to naturally do: remix the remixes, test boundaries, crush limitations, and change expectations.
What’s your favorite, and why?
If you’ve made it this far, thanks for not letting my apostrophe usage severely negatively impact your viewing & reading experience.
Here’s the breakdown of where your IndieGogo contributions have gone so far. And… I received a deposit from IndieGogo this morning in the amount of $47,895.00, which means we are all-systems-go for a January 2 start-date of volunteering full-time attention towards BuddyPress, bbPress, & GlotPress!Read more "IndieGogo Breakdown"
The folks at WebDevStudios win the day by being responsible for pushing the campaign up over the $50k mark: We are proud to have completed @JJJ’s campaign for BuddyPress, bbPress, & GlotPress development. 100% FUNDED, BABY! pic.twitter.com/jU1CniZtxr — WebDevStudios (@webdevstudios) December 4, 2014 Several people expressed extreme confidence that we’d hit the $50k mark together, […]Read more "Fully Funded – Week 3"