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

Ideas

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  recently posted …

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

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

BJ Fogg’s Behavior Grid

There’s always some good stuff out there, and when “behavior change” is the vocabulary of the decade, models like the one from this guy from Stanford help to get the brain moving in the right direction. ~~~~~`~~~~~ Green behavior Do NEW behavior, one that is unfamiliar Blue behavior Do FAMILIAR behavior Purple behavior INCREASE behavior …

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The Value of Higher Ed (Review, NYMag)

There’s a lovely article of dissent/critique by New York Magazine. It seems there is a growing devaluing university studies from both inside & outside of the ranks. I myself might be so inclined too, but there’s a sneaky spin to all this. Yes, I might like to call most university studies remediation for what public …

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Apple’s Chinese Factories.. reviewed

The Guardian’s article has been making it’s rounds today in my feed-reader, so I thought I’d take a look to clarify their funny numbers. Now, the social “persuasion” tactics used are brutal, and the housing offered is very mid-1800s Industrial-Revolution-ish (note, TODAY is China’s Industrial Revolution..) But aside from all those horrors, let’s take a …

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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

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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Daniel Bell’s Sociology

This, along with another article today written by a logician, contain the vocabulary I enjoy having around me. It is novel to my youth, which may well include half of the 4 years in university & half of the 4 years after uni. I have no real “position,” and I am likely much the same …

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I live in Austria, I come from Belgium.

The economist has a lovely map of the States, according to their GDP or population. Frankly, I get it. And it’s nice to see, since the pride of the US is often taken by it’s citizens as being on the whole, more than the part. That is to say, I hear “We live in the …

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Phone calls: Hanging up | The Economist

Whilst perusing the latest Economist, a graph jumped out: America.won’t.shut.up.

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