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? :)

A NYT feed link takes 11 redirects to get to an article

Including one to a 3rd-party.


http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=3add770a83335b420036f5d00763fecc

301 to http://www.pheedcontent.com/click.phdo?i=3add770a83335b420036f5d00763fecc
301 to http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/16/fashion/the-wayland-an-east-village-bar-review.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
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200 = success!

In comparison, on WordPress.com:


http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/new-theme-retro-fitted/

200 = success!

Nuff said…

BOOM! 1000th post

This GitHub/CoderDojo announcement was my 1000th post on tekArtist. :)

It’s been a wild ride since my first post under that name online in 2006, originally on Blogger, but promptly followed by a move to WordPress in 2007. It ultimately led to me getting the best job of my life at Automattic, wrangling up the most-awesomest-est WordPress.com code everyday, just for you. Turns out happiness is a blog… err, site.

GitHub brings CoderDojo to the U.S.

GitHub is working with CoderDojo to bring their kid-code-teaching classes to the US, with the first event to be hosted in their San Francisco offices. Sounds like a pretty great event to get involved in. Hope it’ll spread to more than SF.

Found via Beau.