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