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

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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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WordPress Essentials: Backing up & Security

There’s a few things webby that most people forget or don’t know how to do. My line of work has brought these up again and again, and accordingly, I’ve found a few bits to help save the day. Lester Chan’s WP-DBManager¬†is grand. One-click to backup your db to your email. Hopefully it’s cron-ready- we’ll find …

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New Tech, and How to Sell It

I did a little run-around town today.. which included purely accidental bump-ins with 3 semi-competing tablets: Nook, iPad 2 & Motorola Xoom. Had I cared, I could have also played with the Amazon Kindle. And, just for fun, I also played with a 21″ HP All-in-one and Dell’s touchscreen-netbook. The latter BOTH had Win7 Tablet. …

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Entertainment vs. Engagement

So my dad recently proclaimed his¬†policy on television-watching: educate me, or make me laugh. Now, my dad is a baby-boomer, who likes learning a thing or two every now and then. History channel stuff. He grew up pre-80′s when hippie/folk was the thing, and before the 80′s candy-simulacra*. I came along somewhere, semi-insulated and listening …

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