A blog about web development, productivity tools, photography, and occasionally an existential quip.

Importing multiple checkbox values using WP All Import

I’ve recently been working on a project that requires the import of data from a CSV sheet to ACF (Advanced Custom Fields) values for a CPT (custom post type). It’s been a frustratingly long journey, so I thought I’d share to make your life a bit easier. In theory, it’s a super straightforward process, but […]

Places to eat in austin, my top picks

If you’re looking for places to eat in Austin (especially if you’re headed out for SXSW, F1, iHeart Radio, ACL, etc), take a sip of your coffee and start-a-clickin’. I’ve lived in Austin for over 3 year, and have put together a list of some of my favorite spots. Skip the touristy places to eat […]

Sometimes truth is best discovered for yourself

There are so many attributes of a place that can’t be seen from an airplane. The way the mountains majestically encircle the city. The desperation of the homeless begging for food near an upscale restaurant. Moss growing fat on a snowy mountain trail. The life-cycle of brine flies. Natural soft water in the morning. Living […]

A simple reminder: openness

The inside of my nostrils were stained with the smell of fresh paint. The work of the day was done, and a quick sightseeing trip was in order after a day caged in the confines of newly sanded and painted walls (we were doing the painting). It’s funny how when you’re not looking for something, […]

WordCamp US, the North America WordPress conference

WordCamp US 2016 Well, WordCamp US has come and gone twice in Philadelphia, and I’m just now getting around to posting photos from ’16 (I’ll hopefully eventually get to 2015). This year was fun for so many reasons. Lets see… long lost friends… great food… awesome networking… cocktails… oh and lots and lots of WordPress. […]

Pressnomics, a WordPress conference in Tempe Arizona

Pressnomics 2017 It’s baaaaack and looks like it’s gonna be a blast. Are you going to Pressnomics this year? Drop me a line and let me know you’re coming! If you haven’t gotten your ticket yet, go here: https://pressnomics.com/ Pressnomics 2016 Pressnomics brings together the who’s who of WordPress businesspeople for a couple days of intense […]

WordPress performance and risk management tips

When I first started creating WordPress websites… …I was just happy to be able to offer my clients an admin area, and visitors a consistent navigation and theme. Ten years ago, security, disaster recovery, redundancy, performance, and scaleability were things I thought about (that hasn’t changed), but modifications to address those issues weren’t easy to […]

Travel Ban Protests at RDU (Raleigh-Durham International Airport) on Jan 29, 2017

It was a surreal afternoon at the Raleigh-Durham airport today. I arrived for my flight a little earlier than normal to get a bite to eat. My Uber driver was diverted by police to the lower arrivals area. When I stepped out of the car, I could hear the methodical protests of crowds on the […]

Train yourself to challenge your excuses

On a cool December day in 2014, I did a quick search to find hiking trails within 5-10 miles of where I live in Texas. Since new experiences often take a little extra time, I had planned to be gone for a few hours. I figured I’d take a break, do some hiking, and work […]

America’s SBDC Conference photo book

Stepping off the plane in Orlando is always a little surreal. The mix of families, Disney enthusiasts, retirees, and conference-goers has always been a stark contrast from other places I visit. This week, I ventured to Orlando’s enormous conference complex to spend time with SBDC (Small Business Development Center) advisors and consultants from around the […]