Some of my fondest memories from childhood are the times my dad let me tag along on his weekly trips across the expanses of Northern Ontario in his 18-wheeler. As you might imagine, a daily ritual on these trips was one of washing up in some dingy restroom1 before eating a greasy breakfast ("two eggs … Continue reading LIBTYFI – Leave it better than you found it
Earlier today Ben Halpern posted a bit about his coding origin story on dev.to. I thought it might be interesting to share how I got my start. Growing my family was not an early computer adopter. Computers were expensive and my parents were endlessly frugal. So I don't share the common origin story for a … Continue reading My Coding Origin Story
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
Do we need an IMDB for websites? Over the course of my 15 year career as a web developer, I’ve had a hand in dozens (maybe hundreds) of websites. A handful of the top sites I’ve worked on are seen by millions of people; and much like the clapper loader, child wrangler or caterer on … Continue reading Do we need an IMDB for websites?
Dear WordPress.org, Get your shit together! It is 2016, there is no excuse for allowing any plugins with insecure code to make their way into the plugin directory. Full stop. The story about Custom Content Type Management stealing admin credentials and other shenanigans, is utterly pathetic. I'd bet this incident is just the tip of the … Continue reading Dear WordPress Get Your 💩 Together