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An Ode to my Mom

This is based on remarks I delivered at the celebration of my Mom’s life held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Memorials may be made in Debi Jorbin’s memory to American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org. Last year, I went to the National Gallery of Art and saw a painting there from Pablo Picasso. It’s a painting called The […]

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WordCamp US: FAQ

We are just a few days away from WordCamp US! This will be the fourth WordCamp US, and I’m excited to be attending my fourth WordCamp US. To help you know what to expect, here are a few questions and my opinions to go along with them.   Last year I was a rockstar Wapuu.  How […]

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Public Discussion in Open Source

As slow and cumbersome as public discussion can be, it’s almost always preferable in the long run. Making important decisions in private is like spraying contributor repellant on your project. No serious contributor would stick around for long in an environment where a secret council makes all the big decisions. Furthermore, public discussion has beneficial […]

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Four Feeds I’m Reading Right Now

I’ve some a semi-annual pruning and searching on my RSS feed.  Here are some of the feeds I find valuable as a developer, engineering manager, and person.  Daniel Bachhuber – I’ve known Daniel for years, and his feed focuses on things that are important to him. It’s not a single topic site by any means, […]

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WordPress at 15

I came into WordPress like a lot of people: I wanted a blog. I tried blogspot and it was lacking, so I googled around and discovered WordPress.  This was 2007, WordPress 2.2 had just been released. Widgets were the hot new thing. Tags were still a few months away from being added to core. It […]