Thoughts

5FTF recap for February 26th, 2021

My #5FTF participation kind of sputtered out in the last half of 2020. This is not necessarily a bad thing, as most of it was either because I had higher priority client work to take care of, or holidays and PTO happened to fall on the same days and I looked forward to the extra Read More…

Lets bring back the blogroll to WordPress

I have a general understanding of why they decided to remove the “Links” admin menu item from new installs, but I don’t completely agree with it. I still feel that Links administration and Blogrolls still have their place in WordPress and we’re now at a point where new people starting their first blog in 2021, Read More…

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…