Ben took this photo of me and Elizabeth at the Handmade Burger Company on Sunday night. I love the new WordPress t-shirt I'm wearing which I got in Paris. My colleague, Kathryn, took the next two photos of us at the Jetpack booth in Paris. They're really great. This last photo is one I took… Continue reading Some pics
Queues, parties, anxiety, and dad-friendly swimsuits
The party last night was a bit of a disaster. Everyone was told not to eat first because there would be food there but the food was a small pop-up stall selling hamburgers and hot dogs with a long and mostly stationary queue of about 100 people. To get drinks you had to purchase tokens… Continue reading Queues, parties, anxiety, and dad-friendly swimsuits
I'm having a wonderful time at WCEU 2017. The venue is enormous and works well for the 2,500 people who are here. People come to WordCamps for so many different reasons. Some come to learn about WordPress and attend as many talks as possible; some come to see old friends and make new ones; some… Continue reading French Wapuu
Look where I am
I'm in Paris for WordCamp EU 2017. In case you're wondering what on earth I'm talking about it's a two-day tech conference about everything WordPress. Last year it was in Vienna and attracted over 2,000 people. This year is even bigger. It's a community-led event organised by a team of volunteers. There are WordCamps all… Continue reading Look where I am
Is Donald Trump right to claim unfairness over Paris?
There's a brilliant article from Peter Singer in Project Syndicate this week about Donald Trump's whinging over the unfairness of the Paris climate agreement. Trump is basically the fat kid who ate 3/4 of the cake and then complained that it's unfair he didn't get more while 3 other kids shared the 1/4 remainder between them.… Continue reading Is Donald Trump right to claim unfairness over Paris?
The Paris agreement
I haven't written anything about the Paris climate change agreement yet but have been wanting to put my thoughts down on my blog so here goes. On the one hand it's quite ambitious. They agreed a 1.5°C target which is very ambitious and an improvement on the 2°C which is what is usually bandied about. But on… Continue reading The Paris agreement
Global meat consumption
I saw this graph in my Twitter feed today. It comes from an article in the World Economic Forum: I'm not surprised to see Australia at the top but the numbers are still mind-boggling - 93kg of meat per person, per year. I almost doubt their accuracy but the numbers come from here. They're extraordinary and… Continue reading Global meat consumption