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

Wordpress-from-Photoshop

Project Management

Back in the biz, oh yeah, nothing changed..

There’s always been a line-of-division between those who make pretty pictures, and those who have to make those pictures do something. Interaction designers have come to fill the void, but if there are none, there remains a 1999-level of disconnect. You remember last century, right? The one that gave us OfficeSpace, Matrix & Fight Club? …

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Online proofing software tools

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Computers are anti-reflective, people are hard to predict, and maybe I have a solution

It seems that computers, without features like a global “recent documents”/history, stop us from realizing just how much time & anti-productive we’ve been. Sure we can view our browser-history & recent-documents in Word, but that’s still disparate & no one will do that. There’s really no features which allow us to analyze our activities on …

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WordPress as a Todo Manager

The single problem with 99% of all todo-mangers out there: they are closed, locked-in & down. They’re hardly portable, and overall, they suck. I want a web-app which won’t tie me down, And I just realized, I can make a “todo” category & get an RSS feed of it! WordPress RSS Title & Summary x …

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Design, materiality and trustworthiness

Designers like to make prototypes: something the “people” can never use. A recent Gizmodo article explains this well. But I will continue on a sub-set of this idea. From Consumers willing to throw their money to the next best-thing, or the more rational, planned among us, we all do not care what a company “can” …

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WordPress Skills (How to hire a WP guy!)

My job just asked me to make a list of what a sister agency should look for in WP ppl. Googling left me with nothing (as all search results seem to have been taken over by SEO ppl lately), so here’s my addition to the mix: Basic (unquestioned assumptions): * XHTML syntax, CSS2, * Browser …

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What makes bad software bad

I spent the weekend installing a wireless¬†HP 3-in-1 printer onto a Dell WinXP laptop. I don’t mind doing so for my grandparents-in-laws, but it gets tough explaining to them why the wireless software wouldn’t install. “The box says wireless, why isn’t it wireless?” I know. I’m sorry you have to deal with poor management of …

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Why I prefer limited computing

I’ve coined a term: limited computing. It’s the idea behind ‘Hardware Potential‘ I wrote a bit back, and the reason why I just bought a limited cell phone. I suspect it’s also the reason behind netbook adoption. Simply put: Maybe computers aren’t supposed to do everything, but be task-specific appliances. (And based on the interest …

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SVN vs. Version Cue Presentation

Refresh Augusta was kind enough to let me speak tonight on Version Cue and Subversion at. Here’s the presentation.

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When Content Communication Fails

Whoops! Vin=Michelle?

Somehow, I don’t think Vin will take lightly to being called a girl. (As of at least 4/13/2009)

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