Kraft’s Blog

  • Juneteenth
    Juneteenth allows us to more fully celebrate the Fourth of July.
  • Austin Downtown Shooting
    Can we learn what happened this morning before using the shooting as political fodder?
  • WordPress Adds Emoji 13.1 Support
    WordPress 5.8 will add Emoji 13.1 support.
  • Automatic Updates in WordPress
    What are automatic updates in WordPress even? Forced updates? What about the UI? Here’s a full explainer.
  • Testing the Full Site Editor
    Full site editing is coming to WordPress soon, activated when using a theme that supports it. I’m going to mess around with it, so switched my theme over to a blocked-version of Twenty Twenty One Armando. It’s probably a bit of a mess because I’m not trying to make sure it’s pretty at this point, …
  • If I Were A Bishop During COVID
    In a pretend world, if I was the abbot of the territorial abbey of Krafton (known by the locals as Krafton Abbey) and had the responsibility for a group of the faithful, as a bishop does for his diocese, I would write a letter like this to them. Pʀᴀɪsᴇ ʙᴇ ᴛᴏ Jᴇsᴜs Cʜʀɪsᴛ… Dear sisters …
  • 26 Years Later
    26 years ago, I was sitting in Mrs. Wilson’s 5th Grade science class when a classmate across the lab bench from me asked if I heard about the bombing in Oklahoma City. At the time, I thought she probably didn’t know what she was talking about or, at least, it was a “small bomb”, whatever …
  • Happy National Beer Day
    In the United States, today is National Beer Day! Today in 1933, beer became legal again during the tail end of 18th Amendment prohibition of alcoholic beverages. What’s interesting is that the 21st Amendment, repealing the 18th, was not effective until December 1933, so why is today a day? On this date, the Cullen-Harrison Act …
  • Support Rotation
    At Automattic, after being hired, your first two weeks on the job is working with our Happiness teams to directly support customers. For engineers or designers, it gives you a taste of who we’re building this for. For other roles, it is a reminder that we’re all contributing toward the success of our customers in …
  • The Longest Lent
    Holy Saturday is perhaps one of my favorite days of the liturgical year. The cruelty of Good Friday is past us and we’re in this holding pattern. We do have faith that Easter is coming, but it isn’t here yet. Isn’t that where we are now? We have faith that Jesus will return, but not …