Ingress Game Dynamics: are Home Portals fair game?

Don’t know what is Ingress? You should check my previous post on this topic.

I stumbled across an interesting survey on Google+ today, asking whether we should avoid destroying Home Portals from the opposite faction, hunt and destroy them all, or just ignore the whole thing and play as usual. What’s your take on this?

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Cinema: Predestination – twisted and good

Yes, I’ve just watched a movie about time travel that won’t be released until next month. Magic!*

Adri and I just watched Predestination, and I must say I was happily surprised. I expected a boring thriller / action movie, but both main actors (Ethan Hawke and Sarah Snook) really made this movie interesting. Time travel movies are always interesting because of that interesting twist about manipulating the past to change the future (think Looper, or Minority Report), and Predestination definitely walks on that same path. Don’t fall asleep if you want to follow the plot! :)
I won’t say more not to give any spoilers; I will just say that you should go see it when it comes out in cinemas!

  • The movie was originally released back in August in Australia :)

A Day in the life of a Happiness Engineer

All the cool kids are doing it, so I guess I should too! These past few days, a few Happiness Engineers have been writing about what we do on a daily basis at Automattic. If you’re interested in reading more you can follow the tag #a8cday.

Although I don’t really have a typical day, here is a small preview of what I do at work.

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Semicolon: use Jetpack’s Custom CSS libs in your theme

Yet another good example of how to use libraries bundled with Jetpack on your site!

My colleague Konstantin Kovshenin recently released the Semicolon theme. It uses the libraries used in Jetpack’s Custom CSS module to compile its stylesheet (yay Sass!), and to correct the contrast of the colors you’ve picked in the theme options. So if you pick bad contrasting colors, Semicolon will lighten or darken them until a contrast ratio threshold is reached. This guarantees a certain level of readability.

You can read more about it in Konstantin’s post: Color Options vs. Decisions in WordPress Themes.