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) …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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