When I think about personal growth I typically think of horizontal growth. That is, adding as many skills, knowledge, and pieces to the puzzle as possible. And I love learning new things a lot. It helps when I have trouble sitting still or not doing anything that feels productive, which is quite often. A jack … Continue reading Scaling vertically
I got my first camera sometime in high school. Then I took a few semesters of film photography courses in college. I will always prefer the visceral experience of film over digital — waiting to see how the shots came out, the smell of the developer solution, spending hours manually manipulating exposure in the dark room, the necessity … Continue reading Daily Photo Project
After realizing my previous plugin idea had already been taken, I decided to stay in the same vein of Twitter sharing for the next idea. I wrote a plugin called Tweet Prompt Box that adds a small call to action box at the bottom of a reader’s browser. It appears as they scroll asking them to … Continue reading Plugin released: Tweet Prompt Box
This week I decided to start writing my first WordPress plugin. It’s a pretty simple functionality, but it’s been a lot of fun so far. When a reader of your site highlights text on an article, a small tooltip pops up asking if they want to post to Twitter. If the reader clicks it, a … Continue reading Writing a plugin
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
After getting an email the other day from IFTTT about the Heartbleed OpenSSL Bug I realized I had nearly forgotten about the service. I decided to check it out again. What is IFTTT? For those who don’t know, IFTTT is “a service that lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement: if this then that”. The idea is … Continue reading What did you do today?
Today I’m launching DailyPen again. DailyPen is a little web app to keep a daily journal. The gimmick is that you’re limited to one post a day (with the ability to edit if needed). Originally it was a custom web app built on top of the CodeIgniter PHP framework, and I unfortunately let the domain expire … Continue reading Relaunching DailyPen
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!
I’ve always had an interest in guerrilla art and social experiments, and wanted to try one myself. This particular one has been in the works for some time now and I’m happy to see it finally coming together. Disposable Photo is both an art project and social experiment. The idea is to leave cameras out … Continue reading Disposable Photo
Yesterday I polished off and submitted my first Tumblr theme – Simple Things. It’s something that has been in the works (more or less) for a couple weeks. If I got a few minutes here or there I would work on it casually. It was actually a lot of fun to work on and I … Continue reading First Tumblr Theme