The other day I came across an old iBook laptop from 2004 in a box in my office. I remembered it was very sluggish last time I used it, and booting it up confirmed my recollections. So I started thinking how I could repurpose this old piece of hardware. I wanted to do something with … Continue reading Tinkering With Ubuntu
charity: water is a fantastic non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. I did a birthday campaign last year and, after pausing a moment during my daughter’s bath time to think on how simple it is for us to turn on a tap for clean water, I decided to do it again … Continue reading Help provide clean water to the world for my birthday
Parenthood is the single greatest thing you can do in this life. It’s the only thing that has any real meaning. You can build cities, amass fortunes, acquire fame, and none of it will matter. But that little girl’s hand in yours while you walk through the park? That moment has no price. Continue reading On parenthood
The new year is on its way. This year I’m striving for a deeper meaning in my resolutions to make changes that will affect the person I am. I’m documenting them here as a way to be held more accountable and reference during those tough times.
The holidays are generally a time when families come together to celebrate, eat food, and relax before the new year. My family is no different in this aspect, and I love every part of getting together with everyone. There are a few things that I always look forward to — the traditions that make the season just right.
Over the weekend my wife and I decided to work on the photo for our Christmas card this year. Last year was fairly easy since Celia was only 8 months old and not getting around even close to the way she is now. Last year we just sat her in a box in our living … Continue reading Christmas Card Photoshoot
A colleague, Ian Stewart, was kind enough to share an email he sent to someone who confessed to using the same password for everything. I think it hits a number of great points and tips on passwords and security best practices, most (all?) of which are outlined in Automattic’s internal docs/handbook. Definitely a good read … Continue reading Let’s prevent you from getting hacked
There are many reasons why working from home can be awesome. No commuting in rush hour traffic, flexible hours (if you find the right gig), your family is right outside the door. But those same reasons can be some of the most difficult obstacles to overcome.
For the past two years I’ve been working remotely from my home office. And now as I quit my safe and secure full-time job to venture into the craziness of building a startup, I’d like to share a few tips I’ve picked up that help me get work done in a world of distractions.
Today marks the first official day of Cucumbertown being my only focus. Up until now it had been a nights/weekends thing while I worked full-time at No Thirst Software. But we need to buckle down and release like crazy as momentum picks up. This is my first foray into the tech startup world, and I’m … Continue reading A new chapter
Photo Credit: Cambridge Brewing Co. on Flickr BrewTrackr is something I’ve been working on for the better part of the year. I’ve been using it to teach myself a bit of PHP, MySQL, and CodeIgniter (a PHP framework). But it’s finally launched – in a private beta for the time being – and it’s very … Continue reading BrewTrackr is launched!