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Best map of Philly in the Rumsey collection

Stanford University Libraries just launched the Rumsey Collection, a historic archive of thousands of maps. Here’s the coolest map of Philadelphia I found in the archive.

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Some details I enjoyed…

Apparently there was a water works at the central square? (Then called the “Public Square”.)

The Navy Yard was quite literally a yard owned by the Navy.

Detail of Pegg’s Run, a long-hidden creek that in fact shaped much geography of my neighborhood, Callowhill. I’m hoping to write about Pegg’s Run more in the future.

This one confuses me. Washington Square and Market Square… in West Philly? What’s that oval?


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The past, present, and future of making the WordPress Editor work for editors

Presented originally in 2017 at WordCamp Baltimore and adapted for this weekend’s WordCamp Lancaster.


The people you meet at WordCamp

Last weekend I presented at WordCamp Lancaster and had a great time. When I did this last time, I wrote about driving route 30 (the historic Lincoln Highway), but this year I wanted to spotlight a few other attendees, as it’s the people that make WordCamp worth attending. And really, it’s the people that make WordPress and other open source communities so special.


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