My twelfth year on WordPress.com

After the removal of JetPack’s annual stats infographic, another victim of the new Automattic approach to handling the SAS business of WordPress.com is the deletion of any special email or web-notification of the ‘anniversary’ of subscription to their service.

This year I had to lauch the iOS WordPress app to see the display of my twelfth badge, obtained the last January 4th…

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I think this is quite a goal … both for me as a die-hard user, and for them for keeping up one of the few platforms I have difficulties remembering being down or defeaced.

So happy anniversary to us!

On WordPress.org and Automattic

State of WordPress & Automattic

 

Suggested reads for May 13th, 2015

Automattic Buys Simperium, Maker of Simplenote

Last week this breaking news about latest’s Automattic acquisition of Simperium appeared into my feed-reader.

Over Simperium’s blog now we can read:

Automattic and WordPress are huge proponents of open source software so we’re happy to be able to go forward with our plans to open up the code, starting with the iOS and JavaScript client libraries. In the short term we’ll also be moving to faster hardware, so overall performance and stability of the hosted service should improve.

We’re going to keep expanding Simperium as a tool for building apps. Adding Simperium to apps that can work from a local datastore lets you automatically synchronize data across different instances and platforms. This way of building apps feels natural, a model where the developer can focus purely on the data itself, not networking or APIs. Synchronizing data is just part of the problem though. We’ll be adding better support for things like binary syncing and collaboration, along with a wider variety of client libraries.

I am very confident on Automattic guys to make the right moves to improve their services and the ones provided by SimpleNote – of which I’m an avid & happy user. Let’s hope that my wishes will stay true …

Future of work

We give people the perk and the luxury of being part of an internet-changing company from anywhere in the world. This mirrors the meritocracy that makes Open Source great and treats people on the quality of their ideas and their work whether they’re in San Francisco or Argentina. (Or if they started in San Francisco and moved to Argentina.)

I really believe this is the future of work, it’s just not evenly distributed yet.
Matt Mullenweg