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

Software

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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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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What’s Next, Steve?

I’ve suggested a few things this week to friends regarding Apple’s previous CEO. First, is that they have had a “succession plan” in place for a few years now. Second, that Jobs was much more than a CEO. People use terms like “visionary” do describe this quality, but fact of the matter, he ran Apple …

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Posted in desktop, desktop theory, Futurism, hardware, innovation, interaction design, life-of-a-geek, Mac, Microsoft Courier, mobile, Perspective, Social, Software Comments Off

OpenID for WP Error

There’s a lovely unpatched “bug” to the OpenID plugin for WordPress. It seems to be directly related to logging in using an OpenID-associated email, when that email address wasn’t initially registered through WordPress as an OpenID (like the admin, upon setting up WordPress). The worst bit about this bug, is how it fails entirely without …

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WordPress Template Listing

When building a WP Theme, there’s plenty of resources within The Codex. I’m a huge fan of the Template Hierarchy page-map.. and the WP is open enough to allow us to see the code.. wp-includes/theme.php shows lots of one-offs.. but no way to get a final-word on which template is being used. wp-includes/post-template.php is kind …

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Freedom of choice, or freedom to move on

The Economist has a blog post (2 years old!) regarding freedom & user-convenience. It’s nice to see the author string together various contexts suffering under the same problem (from e-med records to the everyman’s Mac/Win choice). But this is a common issue at hand, and actually, one which theologians are often faced with. I recently …

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Posted in 'net, bureaucracy, design, desktop theory, economy, Futurism, history, Ideas, interaction design, lies-damn-lies, life-of-a-geek, Linux, Mac, Perception, psychology, Software Tagged , , , , , , , , , Comments Off

jQuery Form+Cufon = IE8 error. Just another day on the job…

There are some things which you shouldn’t do. Editing WordPress’ “core” is one of them. But when debugging, there’s 2 routes to go: deeper, into lower-level code, or higher, trying to avoid the situation. Those who are more detail-oriented like me might tend towards the lower-level fixes.. On to the point: It seems one should …

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Auto WordPressing!

So I’ve been trying out a new system of blogging for me. It’s not enough that I can write my thoughts down here within WordPress’ editor, I find myself wanting to promote those other articles and blog-items from other sources. Since I read them on Google Reader, and since that system is kind enough to …

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My New Job’s Job: Plugin & Bug Fixer

While my “job” is building websites per a designer’s spec, there’s another part: support. I don’t mean supporting old websites; I mean time spent supporting the one I’m presently building. When the spec would indicate a need for multiple attached images, with title & styled caption (more than just a plain-text-caption), what am I to …

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Paid Developers Power the Linux Kernel

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The idea that all of Linux is written by the unpaid is an illusion which keeps those going who ARE unpaid hobbyist software-makers..
Hugh Pickens writes “Believe it or not, there is still this illusion that Linux and open-source…

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