Author: Nick Hamze

Dogfooding blocks

I’ve always liked dogfooding (partly because it’s fun to say), which basically means using your own stuff. I’m constantly amazed how many people don’t use the products they work on. Back when I was at Automattic and we had acquired Woo I suggested to my fellow Happiness Engineers that the best way to be able […]

Block Talk

It was announced today that Automattic is putting on an online block related conference called WPBlockTalk. There aren’t many details yet but I’m hopeful and here is what I would like to hear more about. The Core Team’s Focus: I wish there would be a little bit more emphasis on increasing block adoption. It’s pretty […]

Getting weird with cursors

I’m happy to announce my first WeirdPress project has launched. I want you to meet the Peculiar Pointers plugin. I’m a big fan of brutalist style websites and one thing many of them have in common is ridiculous custom cursors. I always loved those and had an idea to bring them to WordPress. This was […]

Let’s get weird

I’ve been running block garden for around two months now and I’m getting a little bit discouraged. My hope was to find a whole bunch of like minded individuals and make blocks together. It doesn’t seem like that is going to happen (at least not right now). So for a while I’m doing a little […]

Let’s support each other

It’s strange to me what people consider “supporting” the WordPress community. While blocks have been out for over a year they still haven’t gained universal support. It’s in the best interest of the community if everyone gets on board with blocks. All the major companies are coming out with their own block plugins. This is […]

Dress up your desktop

Today I’m happy to launch a block that has been literally years in the making, introducing Dapper Desktop. Back in the day there was a WordPress wallpaper site run by Alison Barrett, You can learn more about it’s origins from this WPTavern article. I was sitting in my hotel room in Park City, UT […]

Embed blocks are dumb

For some reason it makes me really upset that embed blocks exist. This seems like a step backwards. In the past we could just paste a url (I know we still can in some cases) and bam it was embedded. Now there is a separate block for every type of embed and we have to […]