What will be my legacy in 2123?

I spent the last week away from work, spending some quality time with my wife and the kids. We were camping and our internet was spotty, but I still got to know about WordPress.com’ 100-year plans. I found it thought provoking.

Had I been at work, I would have immediately looked at the project notes published by the team who worked on this. But since I was not at work, I got the chance to reflect on the idea on my own.

Jetpack: automatically add hashtags to posts shared to Mastodon

Do you use the Jetpack plugin and its Social feature, or the Jetpack Social standalone plugin? Are you active on Mastodon? This little tip is for you!

On Repeat Today: Fred again, Tiny Desk Concert

NPR’s Tiny Desk concerts are always great, but I’ve enjoyed Fred Again’s take on the exercise. Enjoy!

Asking questions

I came across this great post today, with lots of great references.

Why don’t people ever ask you questions about yourself?

Asking questions

I recently moved and thus I have to re-build my social network (the real one, IRL :) ). That means conversations with people I don’t know. You’d think that would be fertile ground for a ton of easy questions, but interestingly I’m still struggling.

On Repeat Today: Otomo, Bonobo

I’ve shared a few Bonobo tracks on this blog in the past, but I must share this one as well. Enjoy!

Legends of Andor: fun and stress with this cooperative fantasy board game

A few months ago, I asked y’all for recommendations for cooperative board games. I got some great recommendations, thank you all, and my local board game librarian also suggested a few things. Legends of Andor was at the top of his list, so we had to give it a try!

Sci-Fi book recommendations

A few weeks ago, I posted the following message on the Fediverse:

I’m looking for book recommendations.

I am interested in Sci-Fi, with great world building. Possibly a series, something I could enjoy for a few books.

To give you some examples, I really enjoyed The Expanse, and The Dresden Files for example. I like the universe built by William Gibson (e.g Neuromancer, Count Zero, Mona Lisa Overdrive, The Peripheral), but I find him very hard to read in English.


I didn’t expect many replies. Boy was I wrong! I woke up the next day to close to 40 replies, with multiple recommendations!

I now have enough reading material to last me for the rest of the year, and more! As a thank you to every one of you who commented, here is the full list of the recommendations I received.

On Repeat Today: Believe In Yourself, Marc Rebillet

More electro, funk, and hip-hop for me today with Marc Rebillet. Enjoy!

Here is the full set, for when you’re done with this track and want more :)

My WordPress story

WordPress is turning 20 this week. WordPress is such a big part of my life, I must join in and celebrate.

Nostr: Verify your name on your WordPress site

There is a lot of talk about decentralized networks these days. Twitter’s ongoing implosion probably contributes a lot to that.

I’ve talked about the Fediverse on this blog in the past few months, and like many others, I created a Bluesky account to give the AT protocol a try.

I wanted to give Nostr a try as well, and signed up for an account. I still have a lot of reading to do on the topic. I am not sure I’m fully onboard with “another decentralized protocol” (yes, another standard), especially one that seems to tie in closely with cryptocurrencies, but I wanted to take a closer look at it anyway to make up my own mind.

One of the first things I wanted to do was to verify my account. I am @[email protected] and @[email protected] on the Fediverse, I am @jeremy.hu on Bluesky, it made sense for me to be [email protected] on Nostr.

The verification process is detailed on this page. While ActivityPub (and thus everyone on the Fediverse) relies on Webfinger, Nostr decided to go with its own NIP-05. When I saw that, my first reaction was to wonder why they didn’t go with something that already existed, but again…

I consequently created a WordPress plugin (also available in the WordPress.org plugin directory) to add the necessary .well-known entry point to my own site:


Feel free to use the plugin if you need it too!

Props to @pfefferle for his work on the Webfinger plugin. It sped things up a lot to look at how Webfinger did things to create my own .well-known response. :)