On Life and Family

A couple weeks ago I moved the entire family across a few states from Texas to North Carolina, in search of something better in life. You see in Texas, there just isn’t anything to do, or see. You can drive for eight hours (no exaggeration) and the land stays flat, and you’ll still be in …

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On Forking Code

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about GiveWP, the new plugin that allows you to easily donate with a WordPress site. I want to first preface this with saying that I have respect for what Matt and team at Wordimpress are doing with it, I just don’t agree with it, and thats OK. I can respect the GPL, …

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On Pivoting

A month ago I released Story.AM, a new media publishing platform built for storytellers. Six months of work, and the launch was less than successful. I ignored who our audience is comprised of, and tried to market to them anyways. Like throwing shit at the wall until it sticks, I was sure (as shit) it would. …

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On Being the Little Guy

One could possibly be discouraged being the little guy, but I must digress; it’s a fantastically humble position to be in. Being the little guy means constantly getting looked over, but in return just yelling louder. Being a little guy means not being bothered when you see others with things that you do not have. …

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Brackets Aint Empty Cuz

The Shortcode API is WordPress is just amazing, but there’s an elephant in the room when you deactivate that plugin. Let’s talk about that. [this_is_a_shortcode] The above piece of code is a shortcode. WordPress parses these into HTML markup so that the user doesn’t have to write a bunch of code. These shortcodes go anywhere, …

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Are we there yet?

I began writing this up this this morning, then as the day went on and changed, so did the post. It’s so easy to loose sight of the things that you have been blessed with. Do you have a roof over your head? You’re better off than most. Do you have a stable job, and …

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The Future of Longform Journalism

Big brands and news outfits are inching away from social networks, and back to branded platforms to produce ultra-rich and interactive longform narratives. This all typically comes at a great cost. The hosting, infrastructure, SSL, engineers, designers, and editors all cost something. So the cost of producing these articles is likely pretty high. This is …

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A Perfect Fit

Finding an established and generalized user interface library that’s beautiful, useable, and fits your business model, is like winning the lottery on your birthday. The odds of that happening are pretty slim to none. That’s the experience that I’ve had over the last couple of months looking for established user interfaces for front end editing. …

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Building the Right Audience

For those who know me, you’ll know that I’m quite vocal. I tweet a lot, and I express my opinions without a lot putting a lot of thought into it. First draft communication for the win. I’m also extremely impatient and expect things to happen quickly. Yesterday I tweeted this: It’s amazing how much time, …

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