Node.js and Backbone SPA to find fun stuff along a map route. Collaborative project at Codefellows.
And if these people stop, the world burns. Most people don’t even know what sysadmins do, but trust me, if they all took a lunch break at the same time they wouldn’t make it to the deli before you ran out of bullets protecting your canned goods from roving bands of mutants.
I have had 3 very strange coincidences happen in the last month. I’m not sure what to make of them so I thought I’d share.
– I was working on a website component that pulled in news from Google News. I used the keyword “Lamborghini” and just happened to click on an article (only clicked on 1 during the few hours I worked on it) about someone crashing their Gallardo. 30 minutes after that, a friend sent me the exact same article over chat, the only link that was shared with me that day.
– A friend was working on a former client’s site and needed help with a redirect that was happening. He looked through the theme and plugins and couldn’t find anything relevant. I told him I’d look. Just a few minutes after, I got distracted by cleaning out one of my local development installs. The first plugin I looked at, wondering “what does this do?” was the plugin that was causing the redirect I was asked about.
– This morning, I was working on a theme and adding ways a site owner can add images to posts. To test one of the posts, I added a short, wide image collage I made ~12 years ago of motion shots of an Acura Integra I used to own. Not an hour later, I was driving down that same road in Redmond, talking Anna and Georgia to their moms’ group. I drive on this road maybe once per year, at most.
The kicker? All three of these were sparked by WP development.
WHAT IS GOING ON?!
A massive undertaking: migrate a popular eCommerce site from unsupported versions of Drupal and CiviCRM to WordPress. Challenge accepted!
An article I wrote on SEO best practices for curation and aggregation sites.
Once you form an initial impression of someone – which usually happens within the first 60 seconds – you should spend the rest the [conversation] trying to invalidate that impression.
A list of the breweries in Ballard and Fremont and a few suggested schedules for the weekend days.
Wireframes, design review, and ground-up responsive build
Massive upgrade project for Social Media Today’s 8 popular Drupal communities including RSS aggregation and curation, user-submitted content and profiles, and event registration.
Sometimes it feels good to write, sometimes forced. It’s difficult to tell whether you’re going to have a good time or a bad one when you sit down. It’s worth it to try.
On how I have made a commitment, each day, to never getting mad, irritable, frustrated, depressed, or negative, no matter what. This probably sounds a little trite to some, maybe totally obvious to others, but it’s something I needed to understand. “When the student is prepared, the teacher appears,” says Brother Ali …. preach on.
Fun tips about staying, eating, and speaking in Paris.
How I came to love a sandwich without meat.
Working efficiently without losing track of the details.
Just a quick update for everyone…. we’re back on the West Coast after too many trains, a wonderful stop in Amsterdam, a much-needed catch-up with great friends in New York, and 3 flights. We’re now safe, sound, and comfortable with friends in San Diego getting caught up and getting our affairs in order.
Note: I started this in Toulon and finished it in Veltimiglia, Italy. Much to share about this leg of the […] ›