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" It seems like the web, particularly software as a service, provides ample opportunities for you to flourish economically, completely aligned with the broader open source community. "
" The idea of having no responsibilities except general edification seems like such a luxury now. When I had it, all I wanted to do was hack around on the Web. Now the vast majority of my hours are hacking around on the Web. "
" The rise of broadband and growing ubiquity of Internet access excites me the most. The world changes a lot when, no matter where you are - in the middle of a deserted highway or in a bustling city - you can get high speed broadband access. "
" Twitter is the ultimate service for the mobile age - its simplification and constraint of the publishing medium to 140 characters is perfectly complementary to a mobile experience. People still need longer stuff, but they see the headline on Twitter or Facebook. "
" The Google Voice service is a lifesaver for me. My actual phone number changes a lot, so having a canonical Google Voice number that doesn't change - it's actually my same number from high school - is indispensable. "
" Jeffrey Zeldman had an astonishing ability to craft a seductive coolness using educated references, dry humor, and retro/organic imagery. "
" I'm pretty cheap, to be honest. "
To Be Honest
" 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. "
" Thanks to our friends at the dot-ME Registry, WordPress is able to offer one of the shortest and most effective URLs available today. "
" It's good to work for someone else. Because then you appreciate it more when you are an entrepreneur. "
" Sometimes you might feel blogs are like TV: You have a thousand channels, but nothing good is on. "
" 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. "
" I was raised Catholic, and I can get incredibly guilty about mistakes. "
" What's best for advertisers on Twitter's platform isn't for there to be 20 different clients. "
" Immunity to obsolescence is the only obsolescent-immune conceit of the past millennium. "
" You don't need to know someone personally to be able to discern whether their work is high quality or not. The idea of a meritocracy is that it's what they do, not who they are. "
" While I personally believe strongly in the philosophy and ideology of the Free Software movement, you can't win people over just on philosophy; you have to have a better product, too. "
" Akismet started on a $70 dollar-a-month server. Anyone can scrape together $70. "
" The power of the web is not in centralization; it's not in closed systems or anything like that. It's in its open nature, and that's what allowed it to flourish for the first 10 or 15 years. "
" The biggest challenge for open source is that as it enters the consumer market, as projects like WordPress and Firefox have done, you have to create a user experience that is on par or better than the proprietary alternatives. "
" Has anyone ever said, 'I wish I could go to more meetings today'? "
" I learned a ton of things during my time in CNET. "
" 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. "
" One of my favorite programs that we didn't make is Rescue Time. It runs in the corner of my computer and tracks how much time I spend on different things. I realized that even though I was doing e-mail only a couple of minutes at a time, it was adding up to a couple of hours a day. So I'm trying to reduce that. "
" 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. "
" The world cannot live on 140 characters alone. "
" The beauty of open-source is that you can pick up right where someone left off and start right there. "
" It turns out that social networks drive a heck of a lot of traffic to blogs. "
" Why are so many companies stuck in this factory model of working? "
" I do my best stuff midmorning and superlate at night, from 1 to 5 in the morning. Some people don't need sleep. I actually do need sleep. I just sleep all the time. I'll catch naps in the afternoon, or I'll take a 20-minute snooze in the office - just all the time. Our business is 24 hours. Our guys in Europe come online at midnight. "
" 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. "