Super Metroid and NUX

If you enjoyed Matt’s post about the original Super Mario Bros. check out this video about Super Metroid’s hidden tutorials. I had posted this years ago internally while working at Automattic in a thread about new-user experience, specifically in regards to how WordPress (both .org and .com) can learn a lot from video-game design. I think this still holds true, both for new… Read more about Super Metroid and NUX


In 2010 I took a job with the fine folks at Automattic. Having been contributing to WordPress, BuddyPress, and bbPress since 2007, working with the biggest company in the WordPress ecosystem seemed like the next logical step in my career. If you somehow haven’t heard of them, they’re a great company with open-source in it’s heart and… Read more about Distributed

I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello

There’s no other way to say it; August 1st is my last day working at Automattic. To my ex-Automatticians, thank you so much for the hospitality. You’re a great bunch, and I’m excited about what’s in the pipeline. It’s been an excellent almost-3 years, and it will only continue getting better. To everyone else… don’t… Read more about I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello

Assisi to Rome Timelapse

Checkout this time-lapse video, taken by Alex Mills with his GoPro. It was made using 9788 images that were taken over the course of 3 hours and 24 minutes, before the battery died. The full-quality 2592×1944 pixel images totaled 16.6GB, and you can enjoy the video in that full quality size by choosing “Original” rather than 720p.