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

LAMP

When htaccess is not working

So I’ve got an Apache2.4 server running. Having set “AllowOverrides All” in the only Directory block, I assumed the htaccess files were working. Not so. The Directory block I am using  has a regex in it. Apache2 documentation says that regex’d directories are matched last. Turns out the default Directory section in the /etc/apache2/apache.conf was matching – …

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Posted in Day Job, debian, devOps, LAMP, PHP Leave a comment

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

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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The iPen Review

The iPen, by Finger System, Inc. First off, sometimes you can judge a book by it’s cover– especially when a marketing department has ahold of the cover. By this I mean the “Ages 5 & up” label. Yes, this IS a kids play toy, and I’m going to try and take it seriously. I hope …

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Multiple mouse config in Ubuntu

Since I’ve bought an ipen, I need different settings for the pen and trackpad. The trackpad should have all the fun little bits that it came with, 2-finger scrolling & a decent speed, while the ipen, to be useful for writing notes in PDFs needs to be soo much slower (a 3/4 ratio of pen-to-screen).  …

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