PirateBox

When I was looking into nifty Raspberry Pi projects, I stumbled across the PirateBox project. The website describes it well: PirateBox is a DIY anonymous offline file-sharing and communications system built with free software and inexpensive off-the-shelf hardware. In other words, it’s a bit of preconfigured software you can run on a Raspberry Pi that lets folks chat,… Continue reading PirateBox

Pondering acronyms

I work for a tech company. I have worked for the government. In both places acronym usage is abundant. In both places, acronyms rarely help achieve clarity. I noticed some acronym patterns and, like everyone else on the planet, I have opinions on how their formatting could be improved. tl;dr (too long; didn’t read): Acronyms… Continue reading Pondering acronyms

Top 10 Delightful WordPress plugins

There are enough WordPress plugin and theme listicles out there to match a single day of Buzzfeed-generated articles (probably not), but I think it’s time we took a good look at some of the truly inspiring plugins out there. Note: I have “extensively” tested these plugins on my local test site… and by “extensively” I mean… Continue reading Top 10 Delightful WordPress plugins

Fight with colors on my blog, please

UPDATE: I did have to turn off the widget as someone was attacking it. Nothing happened to my site, but SiteGround has a limitations on scripts run before they shut down the site without talking to their user. George Stephanis and I created a nifty little WordPress plugin over the last couple days for funsies… Continue reading Fight with colors on my blog, please

Montreal

 Who’s idea was it to go to Montreal in January? I’ve been asked this question a few times when explaining to friends, coworkers, and my family that I was headed to Montreal in January. The answer was simple: “My team’s idea.” I loved the idea of going someplace really dang cold for a meetup and… Continue reading Montreal