Of course my WordPress journey is much longer, having picked up the software a while before joining WordPress.com.
At that moment, I didn’t even consider the idea that I might actually work at WordPress.com one day. I’ve come so far in those twelve years – I wonder where I’ll be in another twelve.
Great news that in 2017 low-carbon sources of power generation generated more than fossil fuels in the UK. That includes nuclear, which is pretty expensive and had obvious long term disadvantages by it’s great to see us relying less on dead dinosaurs!
Image is Scout Moor Wind Farm and some people by Gidzy.
In 2017 I made a new year’s resolution. Here’s how it panned out.
This is Seb. He is my puppy!
Like any good dog, he’s jerking around on Instagram.
Below is my presentation from this year’s WordCamp US in Nashville, TN. In the spirit of democratising publishing I wanted to help non-developers and individuals/small business owners to have better performing websites with minimal effort.
Here’s the recorded talk:
And the slides:
I’ve been wanting to get back out on my mountain bike for months. As much as pulling the kids along is great fun(!), there’s nothing quite like shooting through the trees, twists and turns of a good single track. So I made a last-minute decision to go for a ride today, and what a lovely ride it was.
Autumn is coming and there was a low sun pouring through the trees.
After spending some time working in town I walked home the scenic route. Minster Pool was unusually calm and the setting sun provided just the right amount of illumination to show off those first few yellow leaves of autumn.
It’s a beautiful place.
After the nonsense of the “wormhole Gods” in DS9 I’m glad to read that there is no God in the new Star Trek series.
It’s no surprise that Star Trek TNG was a God-free zone, given creator Gene Roddenberry was an ardent atheist. Some of his thoughts on religion were worthy of so-called “New Atheists”:
For most people, religion is nothing more than a substitute for a malfunctioning brain.
I credit Star Trek with guiding a lot of my philosophy on life – my atheism and socialism – and I’m excited for the franchise. It’s welcome news, to me, that Star Trek Discovery will continue the future free of religion that Roddenberry envisioned.