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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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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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Life

Work They Would Miss

Next week is my last one full-time at ye olde web agency. It has me a bit emotional because the is the first job I’ve left where I feel like I’ve truly left a mark. I’m proud of my earlier jobs too but in all of them I think I was a cog in a […]

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Life

The Year of Refactoring

At the beginning of 2018, I recommended an episode of Cortex that was all about discussing “yearly themes.” I’ve genuinely been working on this idea in my head all year. The closest I ever really came to making a theme for this year was “the year of flexibility.” I wanted to become more open and […]

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Life

No One Ever Tells You

No one ever tells you your well seems dry and you should do what it takes to fill it back up. No one ever tells you to work on your framework technology instead of their project. No one ever tells you to stop the unpaid overtime you’ve worked for them. No one ever tells you […]

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Fatherhood Fitness Life

Another Day, Another Deadlift

Today Second trip to the new gym. Deadlifts and overhead presses plus walks there and back. Made some decent choices about food – the only irresponsible thing being a trip to Dairy Del in the evening. Grocery shop, dishes, laundry folding, straightening up the house all as a matter of course. Tons of time with […]

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Life

Library Haul