I’m turning into a bit of a Wes Bos fanboy. He’s about my age, but been in the game much longer than I. His development career seems to match a lot of what I’m trying to make mine: advanced WordPress and full stack JS. But most recently I’ve enjoyed his (free) CSS Grid course. The more […]
“Tomorrow: You’re Hosting…”
By which I mean that I’m hosting, but Meetup sent me a reminder. We’re going to be talking Gutenberg, and if there’s interest I might quickly demo the recently announced support of plugins and themes on the WordPress.com Business plan. RSVP for the event on Meetup.com, and note we have a new location. August WordPress Meetup […]
The Worst Step
The worst step for getting better at anything is questioning why you’ve bothered getting where I am thusfar. “Screw the internet, I should take up burger flipping” sounds totally reasonable as I pound my face into programming books.
Grace Hopper on Letterman in 1986
Let Our Formulas Find Your Soul
Every Monday, Spotify creates a playlist for you with music they think you’ll like. It’s called “Discover Weekly.” It can be hit or miss – but I usually give it a shot at least once during the week. This week it did not disappoint. Leading off the playlist was Vienna Teng’s “Hymn of Acxiom.” I recognized […]
Get a .blog
get.blog Open registration for new .blog domains begins on November 21st, but you can apply early today at get.blog. In November when it’s all up-and-running you’ll see this very site move over to a .blog domain! But I can tell you what it won’t be… … unless someone else wanted to get me a present!
The monthly WordPress meetup is upon us! I’ll be talking child themes, Scott Gilbertson is going over image optimization, and we have another guest speaker showing off some professional WordPress creations. It’s a laid-back meeting with lots of opportunities for questions, discussion, and finding help for any problems you may have with your own projects. RSVP to […]
Recently I hit a cool benchmark of 10,000 points on the technology education website, Treehouse. I really like what they offer and really owe a lot of my career to them. I guarantee you, without learning what I’ve learned from them I never would’ve been hired at Automattic. In celebration of those points, I decided […]
Switching to Colemak
Automattic has an abnormally high density of non-QWERTY typists. Matt types Dvorak and pretty vocally supports everyone taking the time to learn a layout that will help us be efficient and ergonomic. Not everyone sees increases in speed, but its very common to see reduction in wrist pain after switching away from QWERTY. As part […]
Photos of My Daughter
Over the weekend we got a belated Christmas present. Our daughter, Grace, was born. However, if you follow my inane postings on social media, you’ll notice they’re largely text and only mildly worth seeing. My kingdom for a full night's sleep. #dadlife — Alex J. Gustafson (@alexjgustafson) December 30, 2015 I wrote about this before, […]