WPAPI.org, the brain-child of Dean Robinson (who has been mentioned a few times here on First Initial, Last Name), is an easy to use stats API for plugins and themes hosted on WordPress.org. Simple idea, perfectly executed.
I love beer, but tech events should stop thinking everyone else does too. Shake it up a little, end an event with pizza and soft drinks, a Mediterranean platter with sparkling water, gyros and soda with real sugar. Just stop thinking everyone likes the pub or drinking atmosphere.
Me, 1994: The Internet seems interesting. I wish it were 100x faster.
2004: The Internet has everything! I wish it were 50x faster.
2014: The Internet is everywhere! I wish it were 10x faster.
Me, 2024: The Internet ruined humanity. I wish it were just a little faster.