Adam Fields (weblog)

This blog is largely deprecated, but is being preserved here for historical interest. Check out my index page at for more up to date info. My main trade is technology strategy, process/project management, and performance optimization consulting, with a focus on enterprise and open source CMS and related technologies. More information. I write periodic long pieces here, shorter stuff goes on twitter or


Naked Needlepoint

Filed under: — adam @ 7:36 pm

Bee population being wiped out by vampire mites

Filed under: — adam @ 7:28 pm

Something foul in wordpress land

Filed under: — adam @ 9:57 am

The creator of Wordpress is apparently using the pagerank gained from every wordpress site linking to to game adwords by having thousands of unrelated articles cloaked on the site:

I can’t blame the guy for trying to make some money off of his wildly successful software, but this is the sort of thing that really ought to be disclosed to the community of people putting in their work for free.

Also, it raises the question (and I have no reason to believe that it’s the case) – “if the leader of this project thinks it’s a good idea to host a link farm, what other surprises may be lurking in the code?” It’s a GPL project, so of course, you can check the source code. But it’s a blow to think that you have to check for something that was widely considered a community-based project.

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