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

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JOCO Cup, a life changer for serious coffee lovers

I've long been a proponent of glass vessels for drinking fine coffee. But let me be clear-- if you're a Starbucks Frappuccino lover, the JOCO Cup is no better than its plastic equivalents. If you're the type that grinds and brews your thoughtfully purchased beans every morning, this is your cup. The...
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WordCamp Miami

WordCamp Miami 2016 Wow. The staff volunteers putting on WordCamp Miami have shown for two years what building an incredibly fulfilling camp is all about. From freelancing to getting started, BuddyPress to Kid's STEAM workshops the programming for this WordCamp was off the proverbial chain. Add in the fact that there...
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The science of being extraordinary

Lets talk about semicolons and practicing musical instruments for a sec. Trust me, it'll all make sense at the end. I used to hate semicolons My first intense programming class was with Pascal. You know (or maybe you don't), the sorta programming class where you learn about interpreters, compilers, bubble sorts, etc....
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A Day of REST, the WordPress REST API conference

Feeling RESTful in London Ahhh London in January. It’s not usually the ideal place to spend a winter week, but there was something particularly special going on last week. January 28, 2016 marked the inaugural A Day of REST event, a new conference established to discuss how to build with the...
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Successful program planning, and the art of preparation

Program planning is a bit like backpacking Planning for and building a program or project is kinda like preparing for a backpacking trip. I’m not talking about driving a Ford Expedition into a campground with a backpack in the trunk, I’m talking about legitimate hike-in-10-miles-and-setup-basecamp sorta adventures. I often daydream about where...
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What’s in my bag after 175K miles?

In 2015 So far this year , I’ve traveled more than 100,000 175,000 miles by air. I travel with a backpack and carry-on, and stay fully engaged with my career + photography, and hiking hobbies while on the move. I learned some things, added some gadgets, removed some non-essentials, and optimized...
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The story & meaning behind the WordCamp US GoDaddy Coins

The journey to the WordCamp US coin Anyone that has talked to me about work for more than a minute knows why I do what I do. GoDaddy has been on a massive journey towards brand and product awesomeness. We've been working on some really cool things that are having...
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Why I enjoy drinking whiskey

Drinking whiskey? Gross. When I first started drinking whiskey, I didn't enjoy it. I was a freshman in college, and it seemed like every time I put the seemingly caustic liquid down the hatch, it stung my throat and lips. So, I started to mix the spirit with coke, and...
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Each lifetime is the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.

When I was younger, I came across a poem with a [now] lifetime friend while preparing to help organize a conference. I know it might be hard to believe (sarcasm of course), but I was just as contemplative and curious about the world as I am today, when I was a kid....