WPgo + Postbot

wpgo.go is a command-line tool to interact with WordPress blogs, written in Google’s Go language. It’s cool to see this new generation of apps built on WP.com + Jetpack’s new APIs, like Postbot.

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Best Hotel Wifi

Sometimes you have an idea, and the universe delivers. Hotel WiFi Speed Test let’s you speed test and search hotels by their internet speed, something I was wishing existed just last week. Since I work primarily on the road, I would pick fast internet over pretty much any other amenity a hotel could possibly offer. Speedspot also offers similar info. It’s funny how sometimes the less expensive…

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24 Quotes From YWP

24 Quotes From YWP

24 Quotes On The Future Of Business And Work, From ‘The Year Without Pants’.

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Blinkist Book Summaries

I’ve been enjoying a new-to-me app called Blinkist, which is basically summaries of interesting non-fiction books. The summaries are really well-written, and I enjoy reading them as refreshers even when I’ve read an entire book already. Many business or non-fiction books I read would have been better as an article, and you can tell when a publisher has encouraged an author to pad the book a bit…

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The Fermi Paradox

Do you know what the Fermi Paradox is? Take 20 minutes to read this article and I promise you’ll never look at the stars the same way again.

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Smaller Temples

What caused the problem with movie theaters is not Netflix, but YouTube. What is making the old temples crumble is not smaller temples, but it’s rather this kind of polytheism — you know, you make your own gods.

Paola Antonelli, a curator of the MoMA and apparently their first web designer, quoted in Megan Garber’s article The Most Modern Curator.

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– at Museo Salvatore Ferragamo View on Path

- at Museo Salvatore Ferragamo View on Path

– at Museo Salvatore Ferragamo View on Path

- at Museo Salvatore Ferragamo View on Path

Attention Minutes

Grist.org, the environmental journalism non-profit I’m on the board of, has received a Knight Foundation grant to“allow newsrooms to better measure audience engagement, beyond clicks and page views, by creating an open-source WordPress plugin that will measure ‘attention minutes’ to determine how long users are interacting with content.” I’m excited to see what they come up with, and that it will…

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Canvas Fingerprinting & AddThis

Canvas Fingerprinting & AddThis

Propublica has a piece on canvas fingerprinting done by the ad service that uses the trojan horse of sharing buttons, AddThis: Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block. Regardless of the usefulness of this particular technique, which seems to not be effective enough to stick around, services like AddThis and ShareThis will always spy on and tag your audience when you…

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Castle and garden