It’s 2021 and I still love RSS

By no means do I keep it secret that I love consuming content via RSS feeds. It’s been my preference since I first heard about the technology 15 years ago or so in college. At first for me it was primarily for early podcasts consumption, but over time I realized that it’s also possible for Read More…

When you get new hardware

This past week, I made an unexpected purchase of a new Macbook computer for my day job. It’s not a case of my original one suddenly broke down and I needed to scramble to actually continue doing my daily work or anything like that. It was simply my time to participate in a company policy that allows for upgrading the tools we use to do our jobs, including financial help to purchase those tools.

Brief introductions to Design Patterns by Impress.org

Jason Adams from Impress.org has published, thus far, a nice three-part introduction series on PHP object orientated design patterns. https://impress.org/what-are-design-patterns-and-why-should-you-use-them/ https://impress.org/use-value-objects-to-keep-your-sanity-and-values-honest/ https://impress.org/smart-object-creation-with-the-abstract-factory-design-pattern/ I recommend checking them out if OOP in PHP is an interest to you and if you want to start upgrading your skills with your code. You can also follow Jason on Twitter Read More…

Developing GiveWP and GiveWP extensions

I don’t quite know when I first heard about GiveWP but I know once I saw them, I was enthralled by their mission and purpose. Giving and donations and fundraising has been a big topic since time itself, and the move to being online was a given since the early days of the internet. ECommerce Read More…

5FTF recap for July 31st, 2020

A bit of a recap delay for July’s entry, but that’s okay. The beat goes on the code goes too. The CPTUI-Extended evolution continued this month. There was some considerable pivot in the Gutenberg/React aspect because I wanted to get things working more than I wanted to handle the block a certain way. I had Read More…

Histories of the Internet

2020 has been an interesting year and it will surely go down as one for the history books in way too many ways. At a personal level, I’ve realized that I’ve found a lot of interest in the history of what we call the internet, and how it all built and evolved and formed into Read More…