End of one era, on to the next

Automattic has claimed ownership of the plugins I worked on during my employment. As such, the VIP team and others will be taking responsibility for their continued development, maintenance, WordPress.org support, etc. Hopefully they remain independent and aren’t rolled into Jetpack. I’ll contribute as relevant to Human Made projects, but will no longer take an […]

Automattic’s hidden tricks

Automattic has been particularly good at building an effective distributed company. Some pieces (e.g. P2) are obvious. Others are hard won and don’t get the limelight they deserve. Matt’s Global Search (MGS). Now that I’m on the outside, MGS is the piece I miss most. MGS searches all Automattic P2s of all time.  Ever wonder […]

Ad Code Manager v0.4: Easier Configuration for Google AdSense and Doubleclick For Publishers Async

Ad Code Manager v0.4: Easier Configuration for Google AdSense and Doubleclick For Publishers Async. By “easier”, I really meant “much easier.”

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Hack day project idea(s), inspired by the data science session this morning. Look at a random sample of comments across WordPress.com and… Classify their content (e.g. how they’re responding to the post). Do a topical classification of post content and compare against comment word count or frequency. Calculate diversity of commenters for a site as […]