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The Responsibility a WordPress User

Last week, WP Tavern posted an article about how Matt Mullwenweg was addressing concerns over WordPress development moving too quickly. Matt more or less shrugged the question off in his State of the Word, but it is still a rising sentiment. And it’s not just a concern in the WordPress community, but in the larger web […]

The Magpie Developer

Jeff Atwood wrote this article seven years ago but it holds true: These so-called thought leaders have left a virtual ghost town before anyone else had a chance to arrive. I became a programmer because I love computers, and to love computers, you must love change. And I do. But I think the magpie developer sometimes […]

Leveling Up in JavaScript for WordPress Developers

Or How I Learned JavaScript. When I started building websites, I used Notepad, and wrote pages in plain HTML and a little CSS. After a couple of years giving that a go, I moved to WordPress, and found out all about web standards. I’ve certainly written my fair share of PHP, but my primary skill set […]

To return to a book is to return not just to the text but also to a past self. We are embedded in our libraries. To reread is to remember who we once were, which can be equal parts scary and intoxicating. Other services such as Timehop offer ways to return to past photos or past tweets. They, too, are unexpectedly evocative. Far more so than you might think. They allow us to measure and remeasure ourselves. And if a resurfaced tweet has an emotional resonance of x, than a passage in a book by which you were once moved must resonate at 100x.

Craig Mod, in Aeon

For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks… the work for which all other work is but preparation.”

Ranier Maria Rilke, A letter to a friend

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Jay Hoffmann

A Web Developer