I’m a thirty something geek from the UK. I am passionate about the web, cycling and reading. I love being in front of a computer by myself and getting outside in the countryside with my family.



WordPress Origin Story

I first used B2/cafelog in 2003 (after my first blog using phpnuke). I switched to WordPress in I think 0.7, or perhaps a 1.0 beta. I continued using it, messing around personalising themes and hacking in google sitemap support at one point.

My blogging tailed off even more after I became a dad, and so I switched my blog to static one so I didn’t have to keep on top of updates.

Eventually I switched to when I was employed by Automattic. I still don’t write often though.

  • Member Since: May 10th, 2006
  • Location: Chesterfield, UK
  • Website:
  • GitHub: dsas
  • Job Title: Code Wrangler
  • Employer: Automattic
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  • Mentioned in [56779] on Core SVN:
    Editor: Preserve block style variations when securing theme.

  • Created ticket #59108 on Core Trac:
    Preserve block style variations when securing theme json