The year is coming to an end, and before it does I want to write about the amazing concert I saw earlier this month. On December 8th I flew to Amsterdam specifically to see my favorite artist, miss Jill Scott, perform live at the iconic Paradiso. This was the third time I flew out of … Continue reading Jill Scott live at the Paradiso in Amsterdam
There is a commonly held belief that Helvetica is the signage typeface of the New York City subway system, a belief reinforced by Helvetica, Gary Hustwit's popular 2007 documentary about the typeface. But it is not true—or rather, it is only somewhat true. Helvetica is the official typeface of the MTA today, but it was … Continue reading The (Mostly) True Story of Helvetica and the New York City Subway
Today I decided to come to London with my mom for a musical theater weekend. For those of you who don't know, musical theater is one of my passions - I'm a sucker for showtunes! Unfortunately, everything that could go wrong on a trip has happened. From credit card fraud, to an emergency landing only … Continue reading Rock of Ages
I spent this past weekend in Lisbon visiting colleagues and friends and attending the first-ever WordCamp Lisboa, which was a very nice event. I was able to meet and greet with the Lisbon WordPress community for the second year in a row (familiar faces!) and help a few folks at the Happiness Bar between talks.
I love Lisbon and was delighted to return there. It was amazing to see this community that has grown from a handful of people we invited to a get-together at our Happiness meetup last year to a WordCamp with almost 200 registrants. It’s the power of open-source publishing at work.
I didn’t bring my camera this year, but I did snap more than usual with my iPhone.
One of the first interesting things about Cantina da Estrela is the fact that you can decide how much the food and the service are worth and (sorf of) pay the bill based on that. In reality you actually have a lower and a upper limit between which you can choose to pay based on … Continue reading Back to School at Cantina da Estrela « André Ribeirinho’s Blog
Last weekend was WordCamp San Francisco - The annual WordCamp of WordCamps (Meca for WordPress lovers!). In previous years I've always attended, but this year I couldn't make it, unfortunately. It was the biggest WordCamp ever - a success from what I've heard and seen (on the live streaming)! Matt Mullenweg - co-founder of WordPress and founder of Automattic … Continue reading 2011 State of the Word
Semantics in HTML is always a hot topic. Some people strive for it at all times. Some people critisize a dogmatic adherence to it. Some people don't know what the heck it is. What Makes For a Semantic Class Name? | CSS-Tricks.
This week I decided to start another blog on WordPress.com! It is my third, after this one and My Photomaton - where I post my original iPhone photography. The Tumble Rumble is a tumblog style blog, where I'll post interesting findings - videos, images, quotes, links, etc. If you are wondering how I'm doing this, … Continue reading The Tumble Rumble
Great photography of my city! Summer time is party time in Portugal, and a party just isn't a party without sardines and chorizo cooked over the coals and served with heaps of Portuguese bread (which is officially the most delicious in the world. Officially) and ridiculous amounts of beer. Welcome to the Lisbon sardine festival... … Continue reading Festas de Lisboa – Lisbon Festival (via Kerry Murray Photography)
When your favorite artist releases a new album, it's a reason to be excited about! Jill Scott - my favorite singer/songwriter - just released a few days ago her latest album: Light of the Sun I've had the chance to listen to it a couple of times - it doesn't seem as powerful as her … Continue reading Light of the Sun