Just Me and My Laptop: Two Years After WordPress

I am nearly two years post-WordPress. I moved my personal blog away from the software that has given me a career and provided a way to share my thoughts with the world for over a decade. But, it was never about the system. All I really needed was a keyboard … Continue reading

My new blog design is currently live. It is very much a work in progress at the moment. With luck, I will finish it this week and write a lengthier post that goes a bit more in depth on what has changed.

Thirty-Six

13,149. That’s the number of days I have been living and breathing on this world thus far. In years, that number is 36. Happy birthday to me. I recently saw a tweet from someone announcing they had reached their 15,000th day. That particular message resonated with me. Why do we count … Continue reading

4K UHD Collection: April 2020

I am back in the collecting game. After several months of work and keeping an eye on deals, I am now inching closer toward 100 titles and have built a pretty nice 4K UHD collection. It started with my first DVD player in 2001. Since then, I have amassed a large collection … Continue reading

Like a Tree

Doesn’t matter what the press says. Doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we … Continue reading

Writing a WordPress book. Again.

TL;DR: Brad Williams, John James Jacoby, and I will be publishing the 2nd edition of Professional WordPress Plugin Development this year. It is hard to believe, but it has been nine years since I was approached by Brad Williams to co-author a book alongside him and Ozh Richard. I … Continue reading

2020 goals

With a relatively successful 2019, I am hitting the ground running into 2020. This is the first year in a long time where I feel like I am at a good starting point. One of the big realizations from the past year is that I’m not getting any younger. It’s … Continue reading

2019 year in review

It has been a whirlwind of a year. Looking back at where I ended 2018 and started 2019, I was not fully prepared for everything that happened. The big items from 2019 were: Yours truly turned 35. Shut down the business side of Theme Hybrid. Took a fulltime writing gig at WP Tavern. Began … Continue reading

(Probably) No NaNoWriMo This Year

I’ve been getting the itch again. For the better part of this year, I’ve been looking forward to tackling National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) once again this November. I’ve been running over plot scenarios in my head for months. I even took the time to write a … Continue reading