Justin Tadlock

Secondborn: Book Review

I love stories set in a dystopian future where the protagonist(s) must break the societal chains holding them back and become a hero. Secondborn by Amy A. Bartol seemed like it’d fit into that mold. Firstborns are the…

One year with the Kindle Paperwhite

As I write this, I’m counting down the hours until I can return to Brandon Sanderson’s Skyward. I immediately started reading it after wrapping up The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, which I snagged for a cheap…

My Experience With Google Fi

After several years with Verizon, I’d had enough. It was time for a change. I’d been paying around $55 per month for service while still using my old iPhone 4s. For several months, my iPhone no longer worked over…

I done a quick interview on Web hosting with iThemes. Hosting isn’t an area I’m particularly interested in, but it’s all a part of the process. I tend to think in terms of having ready-made solutions that aren’t a lot of work when it comes to the average user.

Winter 2018-2019 network TV schedule

The fall network TV season is coming to an end. Shows are taking their mid-season breaks while families enjoy the holidays. For me, I’ve been more in a reading mood lately anyway, so it’s a nice to have…

PHP Namespaces For WordPress Developers

It seems like ages ago when I stopped working with PHP 5.2, which is currently the minimum version to run WordPress. One of the primary reasons for this for me as a developer was to use PHP namespaces, introduced in PHP…

NaNoWriMo 2018 and Beyond

Small ripples flow toward my chair at the edge of the lake, the aftershock of ducks playing across the way. They’re getting their morning bath in the cool water. I tug the plaid afghan tighter around my shoulders while…

NaNoWriMo 2018: The home stretch

Thanksgiving. Black Friday. Iron Bowl. It’s a three-day time and energy suck for anyone who’s trying to maintain a high level of creative energy and get some work done. I managed to make it through the holiday and…

I will write a novel

I stepped outside and away from my porch this morning (I usually work on the front porch, breathing in the fresh air). I picked up a rake and gathered fallen red oak leaves into small piles that my cats are…