Metaverse, AI + Link In Bio on WordPress – #059

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Happy Friday folks! This is the 59th version of Remkus’ Ramblings, the weekly newsletter that illuminates the world of WordPress like a futuristic neon sign.

Well, sort of. I dunno. Maybe?

Anyway, let’s get to it!

🗞 WordPress News

If that reads very confusing and meta, you’d be right. It is. It’s here to stay, though. I’m still not one hundred percent sold on this interpretation of the Metaverse, but perhaps I’m clinging too much onto the picture painted by Snow Crash.

  • Andrew Palmer, of fame, has launched a Chrome Extension for

See as a smart way of using AI for your content prompts, frameworks, and more. Where as ChatGPT is only as good as whatever prompt you feed it, actually helps you, guides you with smart prompts.

A few dedicated things related to performance impact, so not your default “how to debug WordPress” list.

🚀 Performance

Did you know that WOFF2 is the most optimized version out of all the font formats for the web? It has excellent browser compatibility across all major browsers. And since Edge now uses Chromium as core, that means even Microsoft is onboard 😏.

  • But, you always improve for performance, right? Enjoy Google’s tool that allows you to compress WOFF2 to the absolute minimum size it can be.

Small wins compound!

💡 Interesting finds

I’ve been using Alfred since, like, forever. It’s a productivity tool. And then some. But when someone said the following on Twitter, I had to check out what they meant:

Raycast is blowing my mind. It’s the 20% of macOS I didn’t realize was missing. It’s everything I wanted Alfred to be. It’s clearly made by people obsessed with nailing the details. It’s been 2 days and I can’t remember how I used my computer before it.


And yes, Raycast is pretty rad. I’m using it instead of Alfred on one of my machines now. Think Spotlight Search (for Mac) on steroids. And you can extend, just like Alfred btw, with extra functionality. You could be adding a ChatGPT integration to it, for example.

As far as I can tell, both Alfred and Raycast are Mac only.

🔆 WordPress Highlight

Link in Bio. On your WordPress site. Right where it should be. Go check it out.

📖 What I am reading

Benedict Evans has published his yearly presentation on exploring macro and strategic trends in the tech industry. Lot of interesting insights he’s sharing here. You can both watch the YouTube video and the presentation itself.

🎁 Bonus

My bonus for this week is great list of super cool AI powered websites. Excelformulabot 🤯 is my favorite. Which is yours?

That’s it for this week’s ramblings. Thanks for reading!


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