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New WordPress Tattoo
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John Hawkins is now the second person with a real-life WordPress tattoo. You can see it finished here, and two in-progress shots. John used the variation of the logo they did for WordCamp Las Vegas which he also organizes. Perhaps we should create a new category on Code Poet for 9seeds.

Chrome Checker
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I’ve been back on Chrome pretty much full-time, especially since I figured out some proxy stuff, so the new After the Deadline checker for Google Chrome is a lifesaver. See also: Download Squad.

Groupcard Acquired
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One of my first angel investments, GroupCard, has been acquired by InComm as announced on their blog, VentureBeat, and TechCrunch. It’s been a pleasure watching their team and business grow and I look forward to seeing what they come up with in the future. Hat tip to my consigliere, Matt Bartus, for the original introduction.

Mirroring Censored Blogs
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Global Voices Advocacy has a new guide: Mirroring a Censored WordPress Blog. They continue to be the best source for using WordPress to democratize publishing in places restricted freedom.

Twenty Ten starting
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The new Twenty Ten theme is now live on WordPress.com and the default for all new blogs created on the service. As an aside, WP.com (11 million sites) was switched over to 3.0 over the weekend. I love it when we’re able to do that early because we find a ton of bugs in the integration and merge, and then we have 11 million beta testers banging on the software before we do the shrink-wrap release.

WordCamp San Francisco 2010
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We’re now about a week away from WordCamp San Francisco 2010. I am extremely excited about the speaker lineup this year (6-7 not listed yet), we’ll have a jazz performance, awesome shirts… best WordCamp SF yet. Get your tickets ASAP if you hope to attend.

Drop-Out Entrepreneur
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Mia Saini did a video interview and article on Forbes called Drop-Out Entrepreneur.

Surprise Me
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Randy Kennedy at the New York Times covered the Seven on Seven event and my collaboration with Evan Roth which resulted in Surprise Me on WordPress.com. There was also coverage in BusinessWeek. Hat tips to Niall and Noel for some day-of bug fixes and debugging.

Typography for Lawyers
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Typography for Lawyers is a cool use of WordPress for a mini-book. Hat tip: Scots Law Student.

Ning to BuddyPress
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JJJ at BuddyPress has some Helpful Resources for Ning Users. I’ve seen smaller startups rush to fill the space left by Ning’s announcement they’re getting out of their free tier, but honestly if a company with $120,000,000 in funding can’t figure that business out, I wouldn’t hitch my horse to a company with $5-6M. It’s better to get a $10/mo hosting account you know will be around forever and install BuddyPress and have complete and total control over your network, from the domain to the source code.

Killer Feature
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The end of the killer feature by Scott Berkun. Scott will be speaking at WordCamp San Francisco 2010.

New York and Durham (Houston?)
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Two reminders for upcoming appearances: This Saturday I’ll be presenting a 24-hour art collaboration with Evan Roth at Seven on Seven at the New Museum. On Monday I’ll be in Durham, North Carolina to speak at Duke University. If you’re interested in the latter, leave a comment and I’ll make sure you get the details. We don’t have a ton of room but I’d like ma.tt readers to be able to attend. After that I’ll be in Houston briefly if anyone wants to do a meetup.

Apple Ruins Easter?
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How many people aren’t going home for Easter weekend because they want to get their iPad shipment on Saturday? BTW we have an iPad-optimized WordPress app in for review, hopefully it makes the cut for launch.

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We just announced VaultPress to the world. You can get your invite here. I’m very excited about this service because it is the first step toward my dream of every WordPress, regardless of where it’s hosted, to have best-in-the-world network (cloud? ) services that take all the worry and hassle away. People invest so much time, money, effort, blood, sweat, and tears into their WordPress-powered sites — they deserve for that to be 100% secure.

Custom Post Types
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A nice post on Custom Post Types in WordPress 3.0.

Ada Lovelace Day
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Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day on the WordPress Publisher Blog, highlighting two women of the WordPress community.

Sonos vs Squeezebox
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I few of my friends (including Om) are crazy about the Sonos, but I’ve been a Squeezebox user for 6+ years now and have stuck with them through a few upgrades and the acquisition by Logitech. Some of their new products like the Squeezebox Radio are super-handy, I like that the whole thing works over my Wifi network, and it runs Open Source server software. (I used to run it on a Linux box, now on a Mac.) That said, the software has always felt clunky to me, the lack of a good iPhone client is annoying, and the multi-room sync is temperamental. They also seem to have stagnated under Logitech, for example the Radio is cool but the battery for it (which is half the sell) doesn’t come out until April, and costs another $50 — lame. Has anyone used both Squeeze devices and Sonos and have a preference?

Bangkok Unrest
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In celebration of my arrival in Bangkok the opposition party is apparently planning a million person “red shirt” rally. Exciting! On the bright side, “The UDD [United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship] can only afford to keep its protest going for three to five days. If the government has not fallen by that time, it will have to withdraw and draw up a new strategy.” I always pick the best times to travel. (Mom, don’t worry. I’ll stay safe!)

Back to Firefox
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After a good while (I can’t search my Twitter stream) on Chrome I’m switching back to Firefox as my primary browser, and actually uninstalled Chrome. Why? I was getting the “Oh snap” failure page all the time, even on Google’s own Youtube! The only support I was pointed to was this page, and when I followed the instructions there when I restarted Chrome everything was gone. The sentence “copy the relevant files from the “Backup User Data” folder to your new “User Data” folder.” is useless when you consider the folder has 50+ files to sort through and I wasn’t sure which one was causing my previous problems. So back to Firefox, and thanks to Xmarks all of my stuff is there.

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MySQL Counters
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Check out this cool INSERT ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE feature in MySQL 4.1. This will make some logging code I have much easier and cleaner than it currently is.

Mathematics of Full-text
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Dissecting MySQL fulltext indexing and the mathematics behind it.

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