WordCamp Refugee

During WordCamp Europe 2017 in Paris I stayed at a hotel at Porte de Clignancourt, a 25 minutes walk from the conference venue. Each of the three days of the event, I would walk past improvised refugee shelters with no sanitary facilities whatsoever, as well as refugees camping out on the bare concrete underneath a…

Fuck PageSpeed

Profanity warning: I’m fucking fuming. https://twitter.com/glueckpress/status/820312073221664768 As customer support rep for a popular WordPress caching plugin (not linked in order to not harm my employer by language used here), I see people losing their shit about not scoring high enough in Google’s PageSpeed shit show on a daily basis. It’s excruciating. If tools like PageSpeed…

Thoughts on Plugin UI

This article is based on a talk I gave at WordCamp Europe 2016 (“Caring is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen anyone do.”—Thoughts on Plugin UI). If you’re interested watching the video, it is available on WordPress.tv. A Short Story of Care Look at whatever place you want—a country, a city, a building, a WordPress back-end. If you happen…

Congruence and Instant Karma

Several hours a week I answer questions in the live chat feature on the website of a popular WordPress caching plugin. I never would have thought this might help me becoming a better man one day. Most pre-sale questions I answer during live chat are either feature-related, or compatibility-related, or they get highly technical: “Does it do [enter any feature…