Some days you're on top of the world and, some days, the world is on top of you. For me, today is definitely the latter.

I can see why normal people just throw their hands up in the air about data privacy. I've put so much effort into this stuff, but instead of feeling like a super-cool guy in a spy movie, I feel more like a guy with a half-working phone and no decent emoji input

I'm learning a lot as I branch into GoLang for my work. Here are the 3 biggest lessons I've learned so far as I migrate from PHP.

If you want to signal when an article or custom post type is less than two weeks old, this PHP function can help.

occasionally, clicking through yet another half-arsed GDPR-mandated cookie management screen, i find myself thinking "the GDPR has buggered up the web"

then i catch myself.

no, it hasn't. the way companies have opted to respond to the GDPR is what's buggered up the web. they could have been nice and unobtrusive about it, but no, they decided that *every user in the EU* should suffer their protests at not being able to stow thousands of fragments of random shite on a whim all over their vict- sorry, users' computers.

Spent some time updating my own site to a Genesis theme this morning. I'm not a theme Dev or a designer so it is time to leave that part to the pros so I can focus on writing and other code. I think it turned out pretty well. What do you think?

Most importantly, stop putting institutional events on Facebook, stop using it at universities, stop making participation in Facebook mandatory through your institutional, organization, and activist roles. You can be online, and social, and connected without supporting Facebook.

Anyone I know planning to get a Pixel? I've got a discount code for $100 off ($150 off the XL). Let me know and I'll hook you up.

WordPress 4.9.9 and 5.0.1 are both out with security updates this morning. Time to update but be careful if you're not already on 5.0 as it's way too easy to upgrade to the newest rather than 4.9.9.

Giving YouTube Music a shot over Google Play Music. Frankly, not importing my old music library will be a benefit as I just have too much crap in Play Music. Let's see if the interface is better with the new product (I actually like the play music interface but I'm willing to give the new one a shot).

I've finally deleted my FB account but I still can't seem to pull away from Twitter much, even for this. Oh well.

if you don't have at least 80% test coverage on your code, your code is not done. - @calevans

"I'm proof that men with crazy hair can still get married." talking about WordPress growing up as he did

Fun fact: the earliest museum curator we know about was a woman, Princess Ennigaldi of Ur, whose museum catalogued artifacts from earlier Babylonian and surrounding cultures. Her father, King Nabonidus, was the first known archaeologist.

Ennigaldi, who lived in the mid-6th century BCE, meticulously labeled each item in her museum - in three languages! - and took great care to preserve them; some of her collection dated back at least 1500 years.

Tomorrow I get to give the keynote talk at WordCamp Utrecht, Netherlands and I can't wait!

Does anyone have examples, like Cal Newport, of authors or successful people that never touched social media as a method to spread their reach?

#socialmedia #author #fame #success

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