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Dan Cameron

I build stuff with WordPress

I'm currently building Sprout Apps to help small businesses and freelancers running WordPress.

External and Jetpack should lead the way toward standardizing custom post types

July 24, 2014

I don’t understand why this is an issue. The “lock-in” is only perceived by the theme user, it’s not real, especially when the content is owned. Any theme could add a very basic option and method to convert post type names. The answer should be to build better tools to convert their prospective customers; to help those that […]


January 27, 2014

My experience with contributing to WordPress core has been awful and after years of convincing myself it’s gotten better the results might be the same. Hopefully my feeling of discouragement changes because I really want to be involved.

An iPhone Lover’s Take On The Galaxy Nexus

December 14, 2011

Unfortunately, the system still lacks much of the fine polish that iOS users enjoy. The majority of Android users will probably think such criticism is bullshit, but that has always been the case. I imagine it’s probably hard for a Mercedes owner to describe to a Honda owner how attention to detail makes their driving […]

Too Many Choices

December 14, 2011

Interesting interview with Sheena Iyengar: About 60% of the people stopped when we had 24 jams on display, and then at the times when we had 6 different flavors of jam out on display only 40% of the people actually stopped, so more people were clearly attracted to the larger varieties of options, but then […]

‘Whether You Like Android or Not’

December 7, 2011

Marco Arment, on Eric Schmidt’s “Whether you like Android or not, you will support that platform” comment: Is that a prediction or a threat? If it’s a threat, I don’t think he meant it as a threat from Google, but rather a threat from Schmidt’s assumed laws of economics: that to avoid Android will be […]

The Fed’s $7 Trillion Secret Loan Program

December 5, 2011

Eliot Spitzer on the aforelinked scandal revealed by Bloomberg: Imagine you walked into a bank, applied for a personal line of credit, and filled out all the paperwork claiming to have no debts and an income of $200,000 per year. The bank, based on these representations, extended you the line of credit. Then, three years […]

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