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.

Wordpress-from-Photoshop/Illustrator

Wordpress-from-static HTML

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limited computing

The Future is half-way here ..both halves

Everyone wants the future to get here quicker. Awhile ago it was battery life for laptops. That dissatisfaction allowed explosive growth for ARM-based devices (iPad, Tablets, etc). But on the software side, the iPad & Android tablets are only halfway there: they’ve got the UI, tonnes of “apps” & user-buy-in, but the ability to do …

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Smartphones, Tablets & Dumbphones: Which are glanceable?

Anyone who knows me, knows I’m into tech, and that perhaps too much (by most reasonable standards). But what gets me about tech isn’t the tech itself (believe it or not!). I’m actually into 2 very distinct aspects of tech: it’s knowledge-utility, and the consequence for daily routine (ultimately very psychologically focused!). I’ve ┬árecently posted …

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Posted in desktop theory, Information Design, interaction design, life-of-a-geek, limited computing, mobile, psychology Comments Off

Tablet sizes, meet UX

Now that there’s finally a useful selection of Android tablets out there (with decent 3.2 software and dual-cores), the market is feeling it’s first round of heat. Funny thing, no one seems able to decide what size to produce or market. Samsung has left it up to the users, and is about to offer 7″, …

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WordPress Theming is actually Programming.. or, “Look, I’m all grown up now”

These past 2 weeks at work, I’ve learned a lot about optimization; you could say it’s been a “reality check.” Last week, I took time to check response times on websites we host on Godaddy. Taking the plain HTML+CSS times as a baseline for size, resources & speed (very fast), I started to wonder what …

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Posted in code, development, hardware, interaction design, javascript, LAMP, life-of-a-geek, limited computing, mysql, PHP, programming, Software, wordpress Comments Off

Super Sized LCD Calendar?

Small whiteboards: can I do this with google-calendar?

So I’m catching up on some news/blog reading, and I see this post:┬áBefore & After: Miki’s Super Sized DIY Dry Erase Calendar | Apartment Therapy Chicago. In particular, there’s this trend of oversized calendaring going on lately, and I’m kinda game for a techy version of this: These cute, tiny, hand-scrawled whiteboards aren’t exactly google-calendar …

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Posted in design, hardware, innovation, interaction design, limited computing Tagged , , , , , , , , , 2 Comments

Computers, netbooks & smartphone products table

For all those who were or are now confused about the computer/netbook/smartphone market, here’s a bit to help clear one the techy bits: Product Hardware Software Open Microsoft Apple Computer Intel (x86) Linux (Desktop) Windows OSX Netbook Intel (x86) Linux (Desktop) Windows hack-only Netbook (Gen2010) (ARM) Linux (Variants) WinMo iPad Apple A4 (ARM) iPhone Phone …

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Posted in Gnome, hardware, interaction design, KDE, life-of-a-geek, limited computing, Linux, OSS Tagged , , , , , , , , , Comments Off

Courier’s Potential Issues

The bits missing from the Courier Video-demos: First off, it is very, very limited: Left: Calendar Contacts Web Photos Right: Maps (associated with contacts) Journal (dual-pane) web also (wait, which side do I view webpages on.. both?) Middle: Clipboard-Pocket This is it? Doesn’t sound like much. So what do I use my laptop for these …

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Posted in desktop theory, interaction design, life-of-a-geek, limited computing, Microsoft Courier, Reviews Tagged , , , , , , , , Comments Off

Desktop Computing hasn’t replaced the desktop (and shouldn’t)

Most of our desks are filled with frequently used items. Some bits might be more long-term, be it clutter, research or sentimental items. However, “Computer as a Desktop” or “Desktop on the Computer” is a failed ideal of the early, by-gone days of computing. Simply: everything is not and cannot be on your personal computer …

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Posted in desktop theory, Futurism, Information Design, life-of-a-geek, limited computing, Microsoft Courier Tagged , , , , , , , , , Comments Off

One step closer to useful

What you get when viewing web-apps half-screen'd or in portrait

UI usability is consistently my no. 1 time-suck. I’ve ‘wasted’ countless hours config’ing and reconfig’ing GNOME panels into assumed-need sorts. I’ve given up and returned to Mac & heeded again the siren call to Linux’ potential simplicity. My latest spin *was* playing with screen-maximizing UI’s: task-bar-less environments, panel-over-top window-titlebars, then I turned wanna-be tablet with …

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Posted in desktop theory, Information Design, interaction design, life-of-a-geek, limited computing, Linux, openbox, Software, ubuntu, window managers Tagged , , , , , , , , , Comments Off

Courier, please deliver soon, or I’ll make you out of Linux!

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Everyone’s all abuzz with Microsoft’s latest leaked prototype: Courier. On an off-note, it’s hilarious to contrast the handwritten everything with the king of monospace fonts! (and previously, my latest interest has been the long-awaited crunchpad.) But there’s 2 things I’m here to mention: my dream & the obvious rising behind Courier. Why Courier is Obvious: …

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