The Quick & Dirty:

  • 9+ years in the biz, 10 messing around
  • All the latest in HTML, CSS, JS & PHP (Sorry, no .net or Ruby skills yet)
  • Cross-browser compatible code from Photoshop or Illustrator files.. or napkins!
  • Custom Specialities in Wordpress theming & plugins, Twitter & jQuery
  • Subversion, server-log analysis, and blocking hack-attempts (of late).
  • Data/Project Geek. I ♥ timelines.

I’ve compiled some handy PHP functions I’ve had to whip up. More extensive code-samples are also available.

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Wordpress-from-static HTML

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FireShell + DocPad?

This is a fine introduction/package/setup of all the things I’ve been hearing other savvy devs chit-chat about for the past few years. However, it still doesn’t answer the CMS question: Just because you can make a fine HTML+CSS+JS site, doesn’t mean it’s WordPress/Drupal theme compatible – those two packages add in their own CSS classes, …

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Mailtime!

This just came in. Looks like Amazon’s recommendation engine works sometimes.  

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Good Lookin’ Desk

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Conductive Stylus for Tablets

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The writing-on-tablets dream is still a dream, for many. The screens are still laggy, and there’s horror stories about scratching screens with poorly constructed stylii. I’ve tried my own luck with $5 cheapies, and was never impressed – they wore down or were too big to accurately see. I don’t know what possessed me to …

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The Web Developer’s Labor & the Tablet

Back when compile times meant days, code writing, editing and¬†knowing your syntax,¬†were very important. Anymore, we coders rely on the debugger to tell us everything. We’re not just reactive, but frantic – edit, save, look at output & repeat, multiple times per minute. We’re taught this since editing more than one thing can cause problems …

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Everyone always doubts development takes as much time as design

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The Google/iCloud War gets Personal

Companies can hate each other all they want, but when basic capabilities aren’t enabled across platforms, not only does everyone lose (wherein egoist monopolies start to make sense) but corporate war can lead directly to interpersonal trouble. We all know Google has the Platform with a secondary Product, and that Apple is inverted. As a …

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Xperia TL

The phone people love to hate. After a week of spec-hunting, review-reading, and even cardboard models, I decided to give the TL a try. I’ve got at least 14 days, and up to 30 thanks to Best Buy (which seasonally dropped the price to $50 instead of the usual $100). I’m not ignorant of the …

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Developers vs. Engineers vs. Scientists – Jeremy Kahn\’s Dev Blog

Apparently, I get paid to be a developer, but end up as an engineer when things need fixing or changing, and whenever SEO and numbers count, I become a scientist. Bosses & Managers might just want the job fixed, but to know what kind of person & project is happening helps explain the timeline & …

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Electronic/Paper: The Cost of a Tablet vs Printing the Internet

Say I buy a tablet for $400. Say it lasts me 4 years. That’s $100/year, or $0.27/day, right? But say I wanted to be a luddite, keep my eyes from burning out or something: How much of what I read on the internet, could be printed out for that 30-cents/day? Printer paper runs at about …

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