January & February were very busy and eventful months for me, as I’ve been working full-time on WordPress Core & Community related endeavors thanks to two companies, and largely 2 individuals, who decided to take a bit of a risk and try something relatively new with me.

The scene is WordCamp US 2016 in Philadelphia, PA – the weather is surprisingly warm and the event is abuzz with close to 1800 WordPress fans in attendance. For me, it’s a reunion of sorts, because it’s only a few times per year I’m able to have in-person time with many of my ex-coworkers, current open-source colleagues, and friends I’ve made thanks to WordPress but maybe haven’t collaborated with yet.

I had several really productive conversations, mostly me pitching the idea of asking for financial support to “work on WordPress” in a way that does not place the burden on any one specific company, and Josh from Pagely and Josh from Pantheon both welcomed the experiment with open minds and were excited to get started.

January

I refer to the WordPress 4.7.2 release as “January” as I spent the majority of it reviewing & hardening several important security improvements to the core codebase (namely, the REST API and Press This.) In addition, I upgraded bbPress across all of WordCamp.org, and laid the groundwork for upgrading bbPress across all of WordPress.org in the coming months.

The security team also paired up with liaisons from almost all major hosting companies and CDNs to bring awareness to and monitor for any public exploitation attempts, and I was actively involved in on-boarding and expectation setting while we introduced an entirely new workflow for all of us.

Thanks to Josh & Sally Strebel at Pagely for supporting me and WordPress during this critical month. 💜

February

With WordPress 4.7.2 “January” out, things “settled down” and I switched to LoopConf mode where I gave a talk about how Unix Philosophies apply to WordPress development, and was interviewed by Brian Krogsgard of Post Status fame about the longevity of open-source software (I’ll embed that video below.) LoopConf was great, Salt Lake City was fun, and I’ll do a separate write-up about my experience soon.

I’ve also focused more the backlog of issues and nice-to-haves for the bb’s, largely related to how the WordPress.org Support team works with it as a tool. Working with other volunteer contributors like Boone Gorges, Stephen Edgar, Brandon Allen, and Sergey Biryukov again, has been a treat.

Thanks to Josh Koenig from Pantheon for an awesome groundhog’s day, happily looping for 28 days working on WordPress. 💜

March & April

I have 2 weeks “off” planned in March for WordCamp Miami and my wedding anniversary, and I’ll be speaking at CypherCon 2.0 in Milwaukee and I think a few other events that I can’t remember right now that I’ll come back and update later. Development wise, I suspect will be more of the same: security, on-boarding, WordCamp.org, and bbPress upgrades across WordPress.org.

I’m also going to help Pantheon with some marketing, and if even half our zany ideas happen,

And here’s that Post Status video I mentioned earlier.


What tiny thing pisses you off? from AskReddit

Youtube tutorial videos where they don’t get to the fucking point.

*Click on link how to easily open calculator on PC*

“Yo what’s up it’s Ma7hwhizz777 coming at you with another tutorial to make your life easier. It took me a while to figure this is out but once you know it it’s gonna save you a lot of time and we could all use more time amirite?! Before we get into it I just wanted to tell you about my other channel where I count toothpicks with a German accent. Be sure to comment, like and subscribe!

Alright let’s get down to it! I’m going to show you today how to easily open calculator on your windows PC. I’ve got Windows 10 but this should work on any version of Windows such as XP, VISTA, WINDOWS 7, WINDOWS 8, WINDOWS 8.1 but I’m not sure so try it for yourself and see what you find out. So if you’re like me you need a calculator but don’t want to dig through your menu to find it right? It’s easier than you think to get to it and once you know this you’ll never have to search for it again. For this trick you’re going to need electricity, a computer (desktop or laptop) a monitor, keyboard and mouse. If you don’t have a mouse but are using a laptop you can use the track pad instead of a mouse.

So what you need to do is power on your computer, wait for it to start up then put in your account password if you use one. Once all of your programs start up open your browser whether it’s Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, Netscape or whatever you’ve got. Then go to YouTube, find my channel and click that subscribe button.

Thanks for watching guys don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe to my channel and my other channel S7ickwhizz777. A special shout out to all of my people on Patreon for your support. I’ll be back later this week with another tutorial, hope this helps you out. Just press Windows key+R type “calc” in the box and press enter and that’s it! Thanks again for watching and don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe. I’m also doing a pirated ebook giveaway sometime this month so be sure to keep an eye out for that. This is Ma7hwhizz777 with another tutorial, find me on Patreon and I’ll catch you guys next time!