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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 […]

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Technology

Toys

My boss liked to poke at me because of how much I enjoy my “toys:” the little tools, tricks, and habits I’ve picked up over the last five years. But I’m starting to learn the toys I play with have a profound effect on the decisions I seem to make.

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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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Technology

Better Alfred Hotkeys with Karabiner

One of the better decisions in my work was pushing as many of my workflows as possible through Alfred. My brain is now configured that if I ever think “I need to do…” it just immediately opens Alfred and muscle memory takes over from there. Tonight I downloaded Karabiner and this is definitely going to […]

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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 […]