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Monday Insta Repeat posts collages of photos from the same geographical location that look remarkably similar, even though they were taken by different photographers. ... The intent on Insta Repeat is deliberate—to duplicate a photo in order to evoke a similar response from viewers. Feet dangling over Horseshoe Bend evoke a sense of adventure and thrill-seeking. The woman paddling in a mountain lake evokes wonder and serenity. So, if you want to conjure those emotions in your audience (while also…

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2019-10-01 20.17.32

Automattic raises $300 million at $3 billion valuation from Salesforce Ventures Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce and soon Tumblr, has closed a $300 million funding round at a $3 billion post-money valuation. The Series D round has a single investor, Salesforce Ventures.…

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2018-12-15 08.52.03

Blog Engines and Indieweb Controlling Upstream by Brad (ramblinggit.com) All this WordPress 5.0 Gutenberg stuff got me thinking.  With WordPress it seems like the Indieweb starts making serious and cool progress and the WordPress people come along and knock the game board and pieces off the table.  And it sounds like the disruption from WordPress is going to continue .. I think WordPress has strayed from its roots as a blogging platform. Automattic seems interested in building a content management…

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My ban on EU website traffic has been lifted.

Due to concerns about my legal responsibilities around compliance the European Union General Data Protection Regulations, I configured my Wordfence web application firewall (WAF) to block all traffic origination in EU member countries. While some people think this was an extreme move, a lack of clarity around what is expected of small website operators and that I operate an information technology related consultancy, left me feeling vulnerable. Until I could understand what/if I needed to do to comply with GDPR's…

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