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" I don't care how someone lives or how good their spoken English is. I do all of my interviews on Skype text chat - all that matters is their work. "
" I'm pretty cheap, to be honest. "
To Be Honest
" I used to always prefer to text, and in fact got indignant when people called. This was totally irrational. "
" In my brief sojourn in college, my favorite classes were political science because I loved the idea of systems we can set up that benefit society - rules we can put in place that sometimes you run against, sometimes they're painful, but ultimately they benefit the world. "
" There are two main methodologies of open source development. There's the Apache model, which is design by committee - great for things like web servers. Then you have the benevolent dictator model. That's what Ubuntu is doing, with Mark Shuttleworth. "
" I think that all services will have downtime. No matter how much you prepare, have redundant systems, or audit, there will periodically be a black swan event that is completely unlike whatever you've experienced before. It even happens to Google! "
" The world cannot live on 140 characters alone. "
" We focus on two things when hiring. First, find the best people you can in the world. And second, let them do their work. Just get out of their way. "
" For me, open source is a moral thing. "
" The center of gravity for an organization should be as close to what they make as possible. If you make cars, you need people in the factory. If you breed horses, be in the stable. If you make the Internet, live on the Internet, and use all the freedom and power it gives you. "
" Some folks have suggested that, using WordPress, Prologue, and RSS, you could create a pretty effective distributed version of Twitter. "
" Immunity to obsolescence is the only obsolescent-immune conceit of the past millennium. "
" Technology is best when it brings people together. "
" I don't think BuddyPress will be something you use instead of your existing social networks... but if you wanted to start something new maybe with more control, friendlier terms of service, or just something customized and tweaked to fit exactly into your existing site, then BuddyPress is a great framework to use. "
" One thing about open source is that even the failures contribute to the next thing that comes up. Unlike a company that could spend a million dollars in two years and fail and there's nothing really to show for it, if you spend a million dollars on open source, you probably have something amazing that other people can build on. "
" Philip Greenspun had a huge impact on me. He was the first person I knew of that embraced online communities, created a real business around open source, gave back to the community through education, and inspired me to explore photography. "
" We're not done yet, but two things WordPress has been able to exemplify is that open source can create great user experiences and that it's possible to have a successful commercial entity and a wider free software community living and working in harmony. "
" I don't have big ideas. I sometimes have small ideas, which seem to work out. "
" With Akismet, there was an interesting dilemma. Is it for the good of the world Akismet being secret and being more effective against spammers, versus it being open and less effective? "
" Simperium seems like a genuine utility for our own apps, and for other people as a service. And Simplenote, as a product, I love, and it's just darn handy. "
" The beauty of open-source is that you can pick up right where someone left off and start right there. "
" Akismet started on a $70 dollar-a-month server. Anyone can scrape together $70. "
" Quantcast combines powerful web analytics with easy-to-read charts and data. "
" When I travel, which is most of the year, I live in TripIt. "
" Jeffrey Zeldman had an astonishing ability to craft a seductive coolness using educated references, dry humor, and retro/organic imagery. "
" I don't care what hours you work. I don't care if you sleep late or if you pick a child up from school in the afternoon. It's all about your output. "
" There is no moderator or ombudsman online, and while the transparency of the web usually means that information is self-correcting, we still have to keep in mind the responsibility each of us carries when the power of the press is at our fingertips and in our pockets. "
" Whenever there's a new form of media, we always think it's going to replace the old thing, and it never does. We still have radio, however long after TV was introduced. "
" Don't think about work in your bedroom or relaxation area. "
" It turns out that social networks drive a heck of a lot of traffic to blogs. "
" The more money Automattic makes, the more we invest into Free and Open Source software that belongs to everybody and services to make that software sing. "