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Articles by Matt Perry

Matt Perry was Grist's Technology Director and chief nerd from 2008 to 2012.

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  • Grist is now on WordPress

    Notice anything different on today?  I hope that the answer is “no”! Even though  you may not see any overt changes, today was relaunch day at Grist.  We turned off our old site, and turned on a new, WordPress-based version. What we’ve done is known as a “port” — that is, we’ve taken the Grist […]

  • The News Smashup: 4 examples of a news app sub-genre

    After attending one of Twitter’s developer teatimes here in Seattle and having various other Twitter API related experiences recently (more on that soon), it’s becoming a bit obvious that there’s a rapidly-emerging subspecies of news app coming into being.  This sort of app can trace its origins pretty directly to pre-Twitter sites like Techmeme and […]

  • Otto, Nacin at Grist

    Last week we were lucky enough to play host to two members of the WordPress core team last week here in our offices in Seattle.  If you ever get the chance to work with/learn from Otto (@otto42) and Nacin (@nacin) … well just do it!  Grist would not be what it is without the contributions […]

  • Please try IronCache — a memcached extension for ExpressionEngine

    IronCache is an extension for the ExpressionEngine CMS that boosts performance for high traffic sites by using memcached