WordPress Work

Day One, Now an Automattic Product

Today, I’m thrilled to announce that Day One is being acquired by Automattic Inc. This is incredibly exciting news. For the past 10 years since I started Day One, I’ve worked to not only create the best digital journaling experience in the world, but one that will last. By joining Automattic, I’m now more confident than ever that the preservation and longevity of Day One is sure. This acquisition will provide Day One access to the same technological, financial, and security benefits that WordPress.comTumblr, and other Automattic entities enjoy.

The Next Chapter of Day One at Automattic

Its been a while since I’ve used Day One, but I have fond memories of the app as an early example of “doing it right” as an iOS app. I look forward to seeing some connections between WordPress, Tumblr, and Day One.

Design Work

Living Between the Clouds and the Mud

Jay Koster sums up one of our team’s mantras, “Clouds and Mud.”

…our team affectionately refers to this challenge of high-level thinking and low-level acting as “clouds and mud”. It sounds cliché, but it summarises the mental exercises designers working in this space have to do.

My favorite line from Jay’s post is this little bit of alliteration:

It’s all too easy to get distracted by the worms and the weeds.


Lightweight Heavy-Duty Garden Hose


A random drone photo

Life Photos Random

A completely normal way to watch a movie

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Making WordPress Glitchy

Kjell has consistently been a driving force within the WordPress world. His latest experiment is like a looking glass towards what is nearly possible with the WordPress block editor.

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Jazz’n up

Beatriz Fialho has posted some designs she’s been working on to update the News blog, which has been mostly stagnant for years. Her new designs are full of freshly vibrant colors and feelings. Give it a look and let everyone know what you think.

Music Photos

Playing my acoustic kit tonight

My acoustic drums have been sitting in the corner for a while — I’ve been practicing with my Roland V-Drums for the past year or so. I’m really happy to knock the dust off and get them tuned up for band practice tonight.


So you wanna talk about FSE?

Anne McCarthy has published a resource guide to help people talk about the upcoming WordPress full-site editing features. Its pretty comprehensive and a great read for anyone working with/on WordPress.

As we’re nearing 5.8, there’s an increasing demand for people to speak about Full Site Editing and this post should help act as a resource guide to enable more people to do so.

So you want to talk about Full Site Editing — AGM
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404 Jazz

Here’s a couple of quick sketches for a 404 (page not found) error on in the style of old jazz album covers.