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.

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Wordpress-from-static HTML

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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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Virtual keyboards need Materiality..

I wonder what would happen if you took some thin cardstock and cut out the iPad keyboard’s keys. It would be a inverted keyboard – keys going down, instead of up. The point is to give your fingers some edges to know where keys are without looking, enabling faster typing for longer durations (read: blog …

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The Apple Tablet Insanity, Localized.

The WSJ sent a 99% full-sized image in it’s paper today, so I did what anyone else would do: I cut it out and went around the house comparing!

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One step closer to useful

What you get when viewing web-apps half-screen'd or in portrait

UI usability is consistently my no. 1 time-suck. I’ve ‘wasted’ countless hours config’ing and reconfig’ing GNOME panels into assumed-need sorts. I’ve given up and returned to Mac & heeded again the siren call to Linux’ potential simplicity. My latest spin *was* playing with screen-maximizing UI’s: task-bar-less environments, panel-over-top window-titlebars, then I turned wanna-be tablet with …

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Exploratory Experience

As I’m looking through UX (user-experience) slides explaining things, one mentioned “we’re programmed for exploration” and had a screen of an RPG. I’m not into games. They frustrate me (and take too long). I’m not into novels, they take too long too. The issue, however is not that I’m simply impatient, rather I’m not ‘wired’ …

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