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All due respect, I’m sick of seeing your LinkedIn posts and tweet storms about what the WordPress community should do and what the “future” of WordPress is.

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This is a bad argument as a lot of people would rather pay for a service vs having ads shoved down their throat.

Had a hiccup with my VPS after it was moved and network services not restarting due to a bug in sendmail. Thankfully Linode support was familiar with the bug and helped me resolve it. The takeway for me is I need to automate those DB backups to offsite ASAP.

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Remote Goals for IWC Austin

In no particular order, the things I’m hoping to accomplish remotely during IWC Austin https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indiewebcamp-austin-2017-tickets-39918084064

  • Pull Request for IW WordPress plugin for automating grunt task to build README.md
  • document basics for contributing documentation to README.txt in IndieWeb WordPress plugins
  • and drum roll please 🥁…launch profile site

What are your IndieWeb plans this weekend?

Open Hack Night with Code for Tampa Bay

Open Hack Night with Code for Tampa Bay

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017, 6:30 PM

Tampa Bay WaVE
500 E Kennedy Blvd #300 Tampa, FL

8 Community Stewards Attending

**** New DATE!!! Let's start meeting first Wednesday of month because Eddie & Sam's Pizza is closed on Mondays -- ****Code for Tampa Bay is a Code for America Brigade working to use technology to make government services more user friendly and government information more accessible.Our meetings are open to anyone interested in helping with ongo...

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Perspective | Junk food is cheap and healthful food is expensive, but don’t blame the farm bill
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UNEARTHED | Michael Pollan recently repeated the assertion that junk food is cheaper because of subsidies. The real reason is something else.

Interesting look at how farm subsidies probably don’t contribute that much to to the cost of cheap junk food. But by that logic we should do away with them altogether.

The biggest downside I’m seeing here is that there is no native first-party iOS client. Because the taskpaper file format is simply a set of rules around how to mark up a plaintext file, though, I could use something like Drafts or iA Writer for my mobile needs

I’d take a look at Editorial for an iOS app that supports TaskPaper tasks as well as text editor. I have also used Taskmator for iOS. I’m looking at a new workflow now that will use TaskPaper again.

Here’s Where We are at with the Tax Bill

So, I know you are probably busy and the news is coming at you so fast you can’t keep up and are getting to that overwhelmed oh fuck it point. I get it. I’ve had the free time to really follow what’s going on, so thought it might be good to share something as concise as possible.

Yes, the Senate passed the tax bill at 1:51am EST Saturday.

But that doesn’t mean it goes straight to Trump to sign. This whole monstrosity of a bill is being done through a budget reconciliation process so they only needed 51 votes in the Senate. The Senate passed their own version of the bill.

Which means, since it is different than what the House passed, it has to be reconciled. That is done with joint committees from both the House and the Senate. They are tasked with haggling over the differences and rewriting those sections – take it out, reword, juggle wording, etc.

Once they agree on the changes, the new hybrid bill has to be voted on again by both the House and Senate. So if there were specific sections of the bill stuck in to “buy” a vote (Arctic Wildlife Refuge drilling for Murkowski in AK for instance) that get removed in committee, that means they may have lost a vote. This is hypothetical and I have no idea what the House will do with that section. I have seen a letter from House Republicans against the provision though.

However, and a big however, there is one more option. The House could vote straight up or down on the Senate version. If they passed that, it would go straight to Trump. So far, Speaker Paul Ryan has said that isn’t going to happen. You may take his word more than I do.

What can you still do then? Keep calling or writing to your representatives. Tell your friends to do the same. The House must vote one more time either way, and a strong chance the Senate will have to vote again.

It is not over.