I’ve been developing on the web for almost a decade. Most of that time has been spent building on WordPress. […] ›
After reading several articles and a great book, Deep Work by Cal Newport, I’m sold: focus is tough, necessary, and at a premium. I’ve been on a month-long discovery process to find how to work more efficiently (in other words: less screen time with more output), produce better, and avoid negative thoughts.
The idea of purposefully introducing into my life a service designed to fragment my attention is as scary to me as the idea of smoking would be to an endurance athlete, and it should be to you if you’re serious about creating things that matter.
Before this, I wasn’t just losing time, I was actively harming my thought process for the rest of the time that I wasn’t distracting myself. All of this consumption, in the name of doing more and better, was robbing my ability to do just that.
An incredible movie, a life-changing product, and a quote. Might be just what you need right now too.
I’ve been doing agency development and design work for almost a decade, and customer service for almost 2. But I learned a lot when the tables were turned.
This is a summary of an email I sent to someone who wants to get into creating custom WordPress themes and plugins. I’ve been doing this for over 7 years now and would like to think I have something interesting and helpful to say about this.
For web development folks in Seattle who want to level up on Sass, SCSS, Bourbon, and the like, I’m helping to organize an intermediate-level class sometime in the next couple of months.
“WordPress is a server hog” … “WordPress keeps crashing” … “You can’t run a fast WordPress site” … I’ve heard these kinds of statements over and over for years.
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Seth Godin posed 16 questions for people making a living as a free agent. While the people I currently help […] ›
Something interesting happens when you let someone into your life to take care of things you’re unable or unwilling to […] ›
I used to work for a big, huge wireless company. I was the nameless, faceless guy who received email requests […] ›
This is a post I wrote almost two years ago on my previous blog. I find myself in the same […] ›
You’re probably going to hear a lot more from me about LinkedIn. I’ve been on there for several years but […] ›
Ha! I thought forgot about the last one, huh? Nope. On Friday, I posted the 5th step to a great […] ›