Informal VIP client survey: how do you commit to SVN?

I am currently a single point of failure for getting code from our Github repo to VIP SVN. As such, we (Fusion) are exploring a project to auto-deploy our Github repository to VIP SVN through post-CI middleware. But, before we dive into development, we want to make sure we’ve exhausted all lower-effort options. How does your […]

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, 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 […]


Idea for the VIP ElasticSearch add-on: ability to pass arbitrary documents with external URLs to be included in the index. (ref)


Ran twenty miles this morning, the last long one before the marathon two weeks from now. The first half involved running down to the waterfront and doing a few loops — it felt great. The second half became increasingly more difficult because I ignored Leah’s advice to fuel early and often. Lesson learned. Quartz also […]

VIP plugin idea: Tips inbox

Quick plugin idea from a conversation with Scott from Grist: use Post By Email available on to funnel press releases, story ideas, etc. into the dashboard. Upon importing, these would be saved to a custom post type that allows you to comment on the pitch, indicate that you’re working on the story, or punt […]