There isn’t a lot of about about this website. It’s mostly a notebook for my Spring 2019 work on The Corsair, the Santa Monica College campus newspaper.
In the first week or two, I realized that even as a staff photographer I was going to generate a lot of text documents this semester: story pitches, photo captions, stories and revisions, and so on. It could be a bunch of docs squirreled away in Google Drive or some comparable platform.
As a WordPress fanboy, my platform of choice often is WordPress. As work process documents, there is no particular reason for these docs to be public, they could simply be silo’d inside a place like G-Docs. Then again, there is also no particular reason for these work process documents to be private or secret. I believe that, in general, our culture uses far more secrecy, privacy, and gatekeeping than necessary. I’m also a fan of Jeff Jarvis’ book Public Parts.
I believe in free culture and open source software. Or, as Richard Stallman prefers, free software. For me, WordPress empowers authors and also respects freedom and privacy. That’s rare in our contemporary digital landscape so dominated by a small number of gigantic players. Carnivorous players who largely see their users as so much Soylent Green. Brett Kavanaugh has done nothing to change my mind: I still believe that free speech is more important than free beer.
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The current version of WordPress, as I write this on Friday morning, 15 March 2019, about an hour before I head to LA City Hall to cover the Youth Climate Strike, it’s:
- PHP Version: 7.1.27
- MySQL Version: 5.5.61
- Web Server: Apache
- WordPress Version: 5.1.1
- WordPress Theme: 2019 by The WordPress Team
- WordPress Plugins: Jetpack/Markdown by WordPress.com, Loginizer by Raj Kothari, Site Info by Rami Yushuvaev, Sortable Word Count by Janis Itkacs, W2O Football Fans Admin Color Schemes by Shishir Raj Adhikari, WP Word Count by Link Software.