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Andy McIlwain

Andy McIlwain

Miscellaneous web-type geek. I help build online communities. I also like to doodle. (What's up with that, anyway?)
RT @nacin: There were 267 contributors to WordPress 3.9, the most ever (and in less than four months), and I hope to see that number continue to grow.
Nearly 300 missing after South Korean ferry capsizes:
Search Engine Marketing - The State of SEO in 2014 (Mobile, local, content diversification, et al.)
So @unbounce just introduced dynamic text insertion. Yet another reason to use them for landing pages. Just sayin'.
Nothing like a jolt of fear in the morning from stabbing headlines in @MetroToronto.
Province Announces $15 Billion in Transit Funding: (Too little too late, or better now than never?)
Google’s Matt Cutts Lobbying To Reward Secure Sites With Better Rankings (SSL is the way to go, heartbleed or no.)
RT @GetSource: Please test your plugins and themes with WordPress 3.9! RC2 now available:
RT @GirlGeeksTO: Join us @FITC's Women's Make and Mix event April 26, and get hands on with MaKey MaKey kits. #FITCToronto
Google's Matt Cutts Explains How Google Search Handles 404 & 410 Status Codes (410 is a big red button.)
Keynote Speakers: Emma Jane Westby & Mark Surman at DrupalCamp Toronto 2014:
UX & Information Theory: "How much we can keep around in our working memory dictates the quality of comprehension."
How To Waste Time Properly: (Distractions help the brain.)
"There are several worrying things about this new, profitless-on-purpose way of doing business." Read it:
Spending the evening packing boxes. #springmove
Ooomf Raises $2.1 Million, Changes Name to Crew | BetaKit (Like Elance, but with a more rigorous approval process.)
Online skill classes replacing MOOCs: (I guess we'll be seeing even more of those Treehouse ads on YouTube.)
"America Isn’t Ready for Colbert to Replace Letterman"? Bull. Who says he doesn't invent another persona?
The FooPlugins approach to documentation:
Longreads Joins the Automattic Family
Longreads Joins the Automattic Family -
RT @EFF: BREAKING: NSA said to have used Heartbleed bug to gather intelligence for two years, reports Bloomberg.
Whistle: Interview with Co-Founder and CEO Ben Jacobs | Blueprint Issue 43, presented by ShopLocket
A pic of people taking pics. "@MarcusSmithKTLA: #SKY5: People taking pictures and selfies on the 105 Freeway. #KTLA"
SEO Is Dead, Let’s Go Viral Instead (A bit of psychology goes a long way.)
The Micro: The First Truly Consumer 3D Printer by M3D LLC — Kickstarter (We're all fabricators now.)
Before Game of Thrones, no one named babies "Khaleesi." In 2012, it beat the name "Betsy." - Vox (Oh jeez.)
Listen to this. (Araabmuzik)
Stephen Colbert + Craig Ferguson? CBS you're my new favourite.
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