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Logo Contest Favourites

[Update: This had the wrong tag to get on Planet Drupal]
As others have noted, the DrupalCon Boston logo contest is closing soon, so you'd better get your votes in.

Here are my personal favourites;

  1. About 3rd as far as user-votes go, with 36 points; DB8
  2. LauraS only just submitted this one, so it's only got a few votes so far: BoSox style by Don Hajicek at pingVision

WordPress Company Raises $30 million

The late breaking news ripping through the twitter-sphere and hitting the blogosphere is that

Matt Mullenweg, founder of Automattic and creator of open-source blogging system WordPress... raised a whopping $29.5 million in a Series B Round of funding, including a strategic investment from The New York Times Co. True Ventures led the round, which includes previous investors Polaris Ventures and Radar Ventures. (Full disclosure: both Automattic and GigaOM are backed by True Ventures.)

Matt confirmed this in his blog.

This comes at an interesting time in relation to Acquia's news of "$7 million in a Series A financing".

Favorite text editor in web browser

I spend a lot of time on the read-write web. I work on a lot of large complicated documents on the web. I often copy text from forms in my web browser to a text editor that is easy to use. I am sick of using basic text editors that web browsers have. This however is a less than ideal workflow.

I would love to have my favorite text editor embedded in my favorite web browser. Something like this:

Impossible picture on google maps

While psyching myself up for DrupalCon Boston 2008 I was browsing downtown Boston in google maps, I found this weird occurance of an accidental 'impossible picture:

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MacBook Air notes

Now I've had almost a day to recover from my yearly applegism, I thought I'd note a few highlighted thoughts on this hot new gadget. Check out my tweets starting from Wednesday 16 January NZST for a full log of my applegasmic experience.

The Ad is beautiful. I seriously admire apple's marketing team.
iPorn: MacBook Air withdrawn from brown envelope
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Steve jobs pulled it out of an envelope at the keynote too. Very cool!
Steve Jobs taking the MacBook Air out of an envelope at the Keynote, January 15 2008
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