Lately I’ve been paying a bit more attention to grouping together photo galleries on this blog rather than simply pointing offsite to my Flickr albums, with more than 11,700 photos. I did a test run of two WordPress plug-ins in my photo galleries here and thought I’d share the results.
Aquick techie post here for WordPress aficionados. Back in August 2016, WordPress made a major update with version 4.6. One change that I abhorred — given that I’m a writer who’s accustomed to crafting blog posts in a standard sans-serif font — was the reversion in the admin dashboard to an ugly serif system font.
So, for my five WordPress sites, I asked my developer, David Davis, to bring an Open Sans or Verdana look back to my dashboard. (Note that none of this is visible to the public, only to the author.)
I’ve been aware of the importance of net neutrality — the principle that all Internet service providers should enable equal access to all content and applications — for several years now. The last time net neutrality was under siege, in 2012, NPR interviewed me about why the threat posed by its repeal was so grave.
The 2012 day of action/online blackout, a successful campaign against the restrictive Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), was memorable because major websites like Wikipedia, Reddit, Tumblr and Google went dark or displayed prominent site interruptions for the full day.
This time around? They’re not stepping up to the plate, doubtless because their bottom lines may not be directly affected, even if their users are.
Over the past dozen years, I’ve attended dozens of technology conferences and events in Greater Silicon Valley, from San Francisco down to Santa Clara and beyond. And more often than not, I take my Canon camera along to record the folks on stage who are helping to shape where we’re heading as a culture.
Flickr is the place where I’ve posted thousands of these shots. But I thought it would be fun to try out a new WordPress plug-in I downloaded today, Envira Gallery (I’ll write about it separately on this blog).
So here’s my photo gallery of Silicon Valley tech luminaries I’ve photographed over the years. (You’ll notice they’re overwhelmingly white males. Yes, that’s a problem. So I’m including some shots of rank-and-file techies to add a little bit of diversity.) Click on a photo to see it full size, including the caption, and then click the right arrow to see the next image.
Hi, I’m JD. I’m an entrepreneur, author, journalist, photographer, blogger and a dad. I live in the San Francisco East Bay. | DETAILS