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

The Lifespan of your Code

I’ve been spending a likely larger-than-ought chunk of my summer sitting here coding up a storm. It’s a great project though, one I believe could reap time-saving rewards in the future. It’s nearly 100% RSS-feed based, with all the jQuery bells n whistles. And immediately, I begin to fear.

Sure Javascript/ECMASCript has been going strong for nearly 15-20 years now, and furthermore shows little sign of slowing down in it’s dominance. Yet, these past few days I’ve been dealing with what I’m calling a “2-digit year bug.” Ya see, I’m trying to support the years before AD100. And it seems that’s a little rough for Javascript to prefer. Fine, fine, I’ll just code around it. But wait, we’re in a new century. What happens in the year 2101? Will future-javascript (or a 100 year old browser) interpret year AD101 as AD2101??

This is where I decided, “But I’ll be dead by then, so do I really care?” :) I mean, I’ll start caring once: (a) someone besides me likes my open-source socially-enabled RSS reader and/or (b) when the Javascript gods start caring that they don’t support serious (>2000 year old) timelines.

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