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The Year without Pants

 The Year without Pants (2013) By Scott Berkun

Management expert Scott Berkun took a job at Automattic – the parent company of WordPress and WordPress.com.  Office politics, hierarchies,production schedules and other traditional work structures do not constrain Automattic employees. 318 more words


"Free" Web Services vs "Snoop free" Web Services

That great giant that is Google regularly gets a hammering for its intrusiveness, the argument being that if you are not the paying customer, you are the product and your details will get monetised. 585 more words

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All the things I want to learn

Get your bookmarking finger ready – lots of blogging resources ahead.

I received a care package from the WordPress.com team a few weeks ago after I guest hosted… 531 more words


WordPres 3.9

WordPress 3.9 is out now.

Version 3.9 of WordPress, named “Smith” in honor of jazz organist Jimmy Smith, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard.

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Five Minutes with David Cole

Every so often, we sit down with an Automattician to help you get to know the people who work behind the scenes to build new features, keep  719 more words


Akismet 3.0 is now available!

The latest and greatest version of Akismet is no longer just a release candidate and is now available for download!  Version 3.0 includes a bunch of new features and overall improvements, you can read the… 186 more words


Automattic, the San Francisco-based company that is responsible for the WordPress web-publishing and blog-hosting platform — and the associated open-source community — is raising a round of venture capital that could value the company at $1 billion or more, … 73 more words

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