Braving a nine hour flight and eight timezones to spend spring break 2015 in Amsterdam. Now that Ava is just about one, we can’t wait to see what it’s like to explore a European city with her. Her sense of curiosity encourages us to see the world in a new light.
Enroute to Miami today for Fusion’s first tech team meetup. Looking forward to a week of strategeryizing, meeting a bunch of people for the first time, and warm weather on the beach.
Off to Philly today for SRCCON, a gathering of some of the nerds who make the technology behind the news. I am so excited! For years, CMSes, publishing workflows, and the unsexy but very mission critical technologies have been my passion. Yet most of the conferences, online discussion, etc. have skirted around the topic, in part because legacy organizational structure hasn’t let the hackers get to work.
Funny how things go if you stick at it long enough. Washington Post and Vox have made great leaps forward, and convinced executives everywhere that change is possible. Hell, even The New Yorker relaunched on WordPress two days ago. NBD.
Back to Portland Saturday night, off to Sunriver Sunday through Wednesday, and then to New York for WCNYC Thursday through the following Wednesday. REST API retooling here we come!
5:30 am, Monday morning, and the first bug to bite me this week? Edit Flow / lack of custom status support in core.
We had our 6 oz toothpaste container taken from us at KEF just now — Leah mistakenly put it in the bin. When I asked why it was taken, the security agent explained there was some greater than 4 oz rule, even when it was obvious there was less than 4 oz of cream in the tube.
This logic is flawed in a couple of regards. First, if I really wanted to get more than 4 oz of liquid on a flight, I could just separate it into two or more containers. Second, the ziplock bag they generally recommend putting all of your liquids in is far larger than 4 oz. I could just fill my ziplock with a number of full 4 oz containers.
When the best explanation an agent can put forth is "well, that’s the rule", something has gone horribly wrong with aviation security. It doesn’t take much to circumvent the system.
Breaking my radio silence on this here blog to call out for help: if you know why my
alloptions cache ends up as
0 when I restart Memcached, I’d love to hear from you.
alloptions ends up as
wp_cache_add() never adds
alloptions to the object cache, resulting in hundreds of options queries on every page load.
Off to Philly for BCNI. It’s been a couple of years, and I’m looking forward to seeing the crew again.
What I’ve learned so far about consulting work:
- Harvest feeds the OCD time tracker inside of me.
- Creating proposals is a huge time suck.
- There’s so much room for automating all of this.
Cooked jerk chicken with West African coconut rice and red beans yesterday, and just put chicken vindaloo in the slow cooker for today. Everyone keeps offering to help out, but I’m enjoying the role of daddy doula just a little too much.
PDX -> JFK -> PDX -> AMS -> OSL -> LHR -> LIS -> AMS -> SEA -> PDX.