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Louisville Technology WordPress

“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 […]

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Technology

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.  

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Technology

Grace Hopper on Letterman in 1986

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Technology

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 […]

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Technology

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!

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Louisville Technology WordPress

WordPress Louisville Meetup Tonight

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 […]

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Technology

Thanks Treehouse

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 […]

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Technology

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 […]

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Fatherhood Technology

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, […]

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Technology

Centering Embeds on WordPress.com

One of the cool things WordPress.com handles is media embeds. Instead of messing around with a bunch of embed codes, your WordPress.com site is setup to use oEmbed. This means if you want to share something like a YouTube video, you can just put the YouTube video’s link into your post and we handle the rest. The tricky […]