How To: Work From Home, Be Productive and Stay Sane

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I just spent a few minutes looking through my draft posts for inspiration to restart blogging. I came across the oldest draft in my queue, dated November 11, 2009. The post read as follows: I’ve worked from home for 6 of the past 8 years in a variety of workspaces. Initially I worked in my… Continue reading How To: Work From Home, Be Productive and Stay Sane

How to Keep Your New WordPress Site Running Smoothly

So you just launched a WordPress site for your business, everything is up and running. Pages load quickly, SEO is better than ever, you paid your development team. Now you’re all set for the next few year, right? In an ideal world, this would be true. Unfortunately, the Internet is a dangerous place and software… Continue reading How to Keep Your New WordPress Site Running Smoothly

Using Jetpack’s Photon CDN to host images in custom WordPress themes

Photon is a great free image CDN that you can use with any self-hosted WordPress install via Automattic’s Jetpack suite of plugins. Photon uses wordpress.com’s infrastructure to host your site’s images on one of the fastest CDN globally. I highly recommend enabling it on every WordPress install. If your site is on cheap shared hosting, it… Continue reading Using Jetpack’s Photon CDN to host images in custom WordPress themes

5 Tips for Playing Board Games With Younger Kids

I have two kids, boys, currently aged 5 and 7. We’ve been playing board games as a family almost from birth. Over the years, I’ve been constantly impressed by their ability to pick up and enjoy some of the most complex and involved modern board games. The 21st century board game explosion has spawned hundreds of great games geared… Continue reading 5 Tips for Playing Board Games With Younger Kids