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Hi! I’m Devin and I work at Mozilla. I’m sensibly impulsive, consistently non-committal, and passionately impartial.

Regrets of the Dying – Inspiration and Chai

[Bronnie Ware](, a worker in palliative care, summarized the top five regrets of the dying. Number 2 is “I wish I didn’t work so hard”.


Congrats to Denver-based @bradybecker and @hiroprot for the launch of their latest endeavor (their previous was [Brightkite]( @forkly. It looks like a beautiful, simple way to share what you’re eating and enjoying when you’re out and about and discover new restaurants and foods. I’m excited to start trying it out.

Facebook: Making It Easier to Share With Who You Want

New changes to Facebook are being rolled out to control who can see your content. As with previous attempts, this gives a lot more control that people keep asking for. But, makes it much more confusing and a little harder to manage. Good news though: people (mostly female) across Facebook are rejoicing over one of the most requested features (anecdotal): the ability to pre-approve photos you’re tagged in.

Japanese find and return $78 million from quake and tsunami

In the five months since the disaster struck, people have turned in thousands of wallets found in the debris, containing $48 million in cash. More than 5,700 safes that washed ashore along Japan’s tsunami-ravaged coast … Inside those safes officials found $30 million in cash.

My lock screen message on OS X Lion

I added a “screen is locked” message (new to [OS X Lion]( under System Preferences > Security & Privacy) to my laptop since I’m traveling. It says:

WordCamp San Francisco 2011 wrap up

WordCamp San Francisco is now the official, annual “WordPress conference” hosted by Automattic and the WordPress Foundation. This year the event was structured as a three-day, dual-track conference which is nearly a 200% increase in sessions with a very modest ticket price bump. The overall value is unbeatable if you’re a member of WordPress community. I had the opportunity to volunteer and help emcee the developer sessions on Saturday.

MailChimp and Crowd Favorite release ‘Social’ WordPress plugin

We at [Crowd Favorite]( have been working with [MailChimp]( on a slick new plugin for WordPress for a bit now. In short: it allows you to broadcast new posts to Twitter and Facebook, pulls in replies, mentions, comments and retweets, then allows visitors to log in as Facebook/Twitter identities and leave comments. This is a nice compliment to comments because it allows folks to continue the discussion elsewhere (like on Twitter, a la [Cognition]( while allowing your site to remain the center of focus. You can see [Social]( in action here on [my site](

Email: “unread” should mean “I have not yet read”

I’ve been trying out the new version of [Apple Mail]( in OS X Lion and it’s really nice. I would say it’s 90% of what I want in a native (e.g.: not web-based, like Gmail) email client. One thing [Alex]( and I noticed was that the new two-column view (view the message alongside the list of messages) forces a new problematic workflow.


It’s been an amazing couple of weeks here in the Streams (Stephens + Reams) household. Much to follow…

Google+ Project invitation system is broken by design?

I have a few observations about the introduction of [Google+]( to the social space. A lot of people are clamoring about it but, even as of last night, not nearly enough of my “friends” are on it yet. So what’s going on?