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Books

Recent Reading

Mike Monteiro’s new book, Ruined by Design, is an eye-opening take on ethical dilemmas facing/caused by designers. And by his definition even a typist like me is a designer. I was fortunate enough to get my copy signed when Mike was in town last month but it reads just as well unsigned. I re-read Deep […]

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Life

Begin Again

It’s tempting to catch up, do extra, race harder, or double down. Looking back at what’s been done (or more often in my case, ruminating on how much less than desired is done) and demanding a new, better pace going forward. But none of those options gives you any more hours, any more energy, or […]

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Life

The Cure for Burnout

I have no idea what the cure for burnout would be, but I’m on the search for it. And fire seems to help.

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Life

Using Stylus to Change the WordPress Admin Bar

A member of the WordPress Louisville meetup that I co-organize sent me an email today. They recently found where you can change your admin color scheme in the WordPress user settings. But a caveat with that setting is that when logged into the site but viewing the front end with the admin bar, that bar […]

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Technology

Sticker Game

When I went solo, I felt good to sticker up my laptop again. For Christmas my wife got me the kick-ass React and elePHPant stickers seen below.

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Technology

Warming Up with Coding Cardio

One of my favorite resources to point front-end people to is Wes Bos’s JavaScript30 course on YouTube. In particular two of the videos which he calls “Array Cardio.” While most of the videos are little projects you can make in about 30 minutes, those two days have less of a result and are mostly about […]

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WordPress

Attending WordCamp US 2018 in Nashville

Howdy! Will you be attending¬† WordCamp US 2018¬†in Nashville this weekend? Me too! This will be my first WordCamp ever where I’m not volunteering or organizing and not really sure how this is going to go. But if you want to have coffee together or anything like that please let me know with the contact […]

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Life Technology WordPress

What You Do and How You Do It

When examining my career, I describe most of my efforts both ways. It’s why I’ve pushed so hard to improve on a craft I believe in. Until today I don’t think I’ve ever sold myself that way. What I do: WordPress developer, front-end developer, full-stack developer, PHP developer. How I do it: on time, just-in-time, […]

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Life

The Right Work with a Bad Result

The poker player has bet well for a few rounds and thinks they have the best hand, all the way up to the river. Now she feels like the one opponent remaining may have been holding onto a straight draw they way overplayed… until it just hit. After a minute of deliberation, she folds the […]

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Technology

Todoist: My Current Toy for Tasks

Speaking of toys, one of my latest favorite toys is the task manager Todoist. At work we had project management software and I made a point to route most of my day through that, but all my personal notes, todos, reminders and whatnot have been through Todoist since August. Now that I’m flying solo, I’m […]