How to Add Medium’s Most Popular Features to WordPress
When Medium.com laid off a bunch of staff, folks had a reasonable question whether the site would survive very long. The WordPress community aimed to make it easier to jump from Medium to WordPress without sacrificing features. They gained control over their content too. Here, I offered something like a “How to leave Medium” guide.
A Guide to Sharing Your WordPress Images with Creative Commons
This article explains the Creative Commons process and why it’s useful for web-based content. I offer a step-by-step guide to applying Creative Commons licenses to your own photographs and other images. The story was included in WPMUDev’s year-end social media campaign in 2017.
Book Review: Conversation and Community — The Social Web for Documentation
This is a book about some of my favorite topics: Social media, open source development, and technical communication. Read the review for more context.
openSUSE Board Chair: Nearly Pulled Plug on Distro in 2015
Got this story while reviewing a thread on the openSUSE mailing list. Proof that you’ll never know where you’ll find a good story: the original thread topic was “openSUSE merits a better home page.”
Quick Thunderbird Tip: Repairing Mail Summary Files
By far the most popular post on Notes from the Metaverse. I show how to fix broken folders in the Mozilla Thunderbird email client. If Thunderbird isn’t downloading new mail, this fix could solve the problem.