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Apple releases MapKit JS just as Google Maps pricing about to change

Starting July 16, the cost of using Google Maps at scale will increase substantially, so perhaps it's no coincidence that Apple quietly introduced MapKit JS amidst last week's Worldwide Developers Conference. It's very possible that I'm missing a key assumption or two in this modeling, but if the pricing differences are even close to the scenario presented above, we are witnessing a tectonic shift in maps as service.

Testing WordPress Gutenberg on a high volume news site

Last Thursday I activated Gutenberg and the Classic Editor on OnwardState.com. Since Friday just over half of the 33 posts published have gone through the Gutenberg editor. In that time I have started to gather some feedback about the editorial experience. Note that I did this without any documentation of the tool, I just switched it to be the default and waited to see what happened.

Ephemera

Shoutout to Elizabeth Cotton

It's black history month and as I was listening to music this morning, I looked up the history of Elizabeth Cotton. She deserves a shoutout.

On Henri Rousseau, age, and naivety

A 2009 visit to the Barnes Museum in Lower Merion introduced me to Rousseau, whose style I instantly adored and whose story I came to respect.

My new WordPress build process – Lando, CircleCI, and Pantheon Multidev

I wanted to share my experience with composer workflow on Pantheon.

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Thoughts

Less, More, and None

My friend Ethan shared his Less, More, and None list (inspired by Jacoby Young). Cool idea, thought I’d give it a try. Always good to remind yourself of your better aspirations.

Lenfest Institute and Digital First Media?

Notes on dynamic meters

Notes on newsletters

Notes on the membership model for news

Essays

Capturing Shawmont Station before its $1,000,000 preservation begins – the oldest extant passenger rail station in America

Originally a 18′ by 36′ stone house (Wissahickon Schist), the structure wouldn’t have stood out from the other country homes in this part of Philadelphia, at the tip of the Manayunk Reach, situated at the end of today’s Manayunk Canal Towpath.

Testing WordPress Gutenberg on a high volume news site

Water, sand, and societal change

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