WordPress.com Metro app for Windows 8

Microsoft just released Windows 8 Consumer Preview at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Guess what’s already running on it? Announcing the WordPress.com Metro app.

I was lucky enough to be on the Automattic team who developed the app, and got to interact with the internal Windows 8 team at Microsoft while doing so. Needless to say, it was both challenging and motivating, to say the least. Win 8 is pretty darn spiffy, which is saying a lot coming from a hardcore Mac and Linux user. :)

Oh, and yes, good habits die hard: the app is indeed open sourced, and released under the GPLv2. I wonder how many more OSS apps got featured not once, but twice by MS in their live worldwide demo? :)

Taking Pleasure in Talk

Originally posted on Ian Daniel Stewart:

To take pleasure in talk is to take pleasure in the rich, voluptuous lifting of the self through words that find an echo, an amplification, and an amendation in the words of others. Only when you learn that pleasure, I am convinced, is it possible to generate ideas alone—to engage in talk with yourself.

From Dr. Johnson’s Profession.

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Ringmark, a Mobile Browser Test Suite

As part of our work on the mobile web over the past year, we’ve often wished that there had been a test suite for mobile browsers that is comprehensive, fair, and that tests the feature sets that developers really need. We decided to solve this problem and solved our own need. Today, we’re proud to announce Ringmark, a new mobile browser test suite which does just that.

Via Announcing Ringmark, a Mobile Browser Test Suite – Facebook Developers.

See also: Bocoup’s announcement.