Moving to iCloud Photo Library

A few years ago, I said goodbye to my mid-level digital camera and just started using my iPhone as my camera of choice. After all, the best camera is always the one that you have with you, and I always have my phone with me. It wasn’t until this year’s Automattic meetup that that I […]

Fix for Stuck Health App (iOS 8)

I honestly don’t know how it happened, but one day I opened Apple’s Health app on my iPhone and it wouldn’t load anything. Graphs were empty, attempts to show specific data points just hung forever, attempts to clear all data points under specific categories only appeared to work until the app was relaunched, and even deleting […]

WordPress Logo MacBook Pro

Working at Automattic comes with a lot of benefits, but at the moment, none are cooler than the one pictured above. After four years of employment, Automattic employees are allowed to have their next computer customized by ColorWare. This particular model is a mostly black retina MacBook Pro with a glowing WordPress logo in the center, and it’s […]

Give iOS 7 Time

The day iOS 7 was released, there was a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of iPhone users suddenly called out in terror and were actually not silenced at all. The change in the design direction of iOS came as a bit of a shock in iOS 7. It surprised me too, but […]

Does WordPress.com Support Macs?

Believe it or not, I get asked this question quite a lot. Does WordPress.com support Macs? Well, I submit for your consideration this photo from fellow Automattician Joey Kudish and his scavenger hunt. Yes, that’s almost every employee at Automattic (the company behind WordPress.com) holding up their computer, a Mac. What about those of us […]

RIP, Steve Jobs

As you can imagine from the domain name, I have been a fan of Apple products all my life. As it is, I’m writing this post on my iMac, while running updates on my MacBook Air, watching the latest episode of Terra Nova on my iPad, and receiving a text message on my iPhone. Without […]

New Magic Mouse

Continuing the trend of new gadgets, is Apple’s Magic Mouse, my first mouse in I don’t know how long. I had been a fan of trackballs since pretty much the day I started using a computer, because I thought they were more ergonomic than mice. In short-term usage, that’s actually still correct, but it turns […]

New MacBook Air

Have I mentioned yet that I work for an amazing company? Today, I was lucky enough to receive a shiny new 13″ MacBook Air to serve as a trusty secondary computer. Now, my iMac won’t have to bear all of the day’s work, and my work will no longer be tied to my desk (or […]