It’s my website’s 12th anniversary

Earlier this month (on August 7th to be exact), my website turned 12. Yes, I've been writing and publishing online since 2000! I also got two unexpected gifts around the anniversary date. One of my articles got featured on the home page of WordPress.com (in the Freshly Pressed section). It was the second time I … Continue reading It’s my website’s 12th anniversary

YouTube and WordPress update oEmbed player to include CC button

This is big news for those of us providing captions or subtitles for the videos published on YouTube. I noticed today that the oEmbed video player for YouTube videos, the one used for all WordPress blogs, has been updated to include the CC button. It didn't have it the last time I checked, which was … Continue reading YouTube and WordPress update oEmbed player to include CC button

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here's a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 340,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at … Continue reading 2010 in review

Keynote video from State of the Word 2010

If you haven't yet seen the "State of the Word" keynote from WordCamp San Francisco, held on May 12, then it's worth a watch. Matt Mullenweg, WP's founder, talks about WP's history, the challenges of a growing platform, and highlights the neat features of WordPress 3.0, which will soon be released. I've been a big … Continue reading Keynote video from State of the Word 2010

SmugMug now supports oEmbed

According to this GetSatisfaction discussion, SmugMug have implemented support for oEmbed. When I first tried it a few weeks ago, putting a one-line URL in a WP.com post didn't show the video, but it worked on WP self-installs. Still, you had to hack the URL by prefacing the video URL from the address bar with … Continue reading SmugMug now supports oEmbed

TechCrunch is now at WordPress.com

When did TechCrunch make the move to WordPress.com? I took a look at the top WP.com blogs today, and it was listed there, which means it's no longer self-hosted, it's literally at WP.com, under their VIP hosting program. I did a quick search of their site, but they say nothing about their migration. I can … Continue reading TechCrunch is now at WordPress.com