WordCamp St. Louis 2014

Here I am,  at the St. Louis airport several hours before my flight, hoping that the storm Titan doesn’t futz too much with my flight and reflecting on WordCamp St. Louis. First of all, I had a blast and was humbled to be there surrounded by some very smart people. It’s always neat to meet… Continue reading WordCamp St. Louis 2014


I set up my own URL shortener last night powered by YOURLS. I know I could use bit.ly or any range of other services, but I like the ability to have my own self-hosted shortener with as much customization as I please. I can nab neat analytics and integrate it with my blogs fairly easily.… Continue reading YOURLS

Top this, 2014!

2013 was indeed a year. 2014 is also going to be a year. Hopefully eighty thousand times better than 2013. The highlight for me was getting a kick-ass job at Automattic in October. Now let’s look at some numbers of things that I did the way 2013 would have liked best: Buzzfeed style. 1 phone… Continue reading Top this, 2014!

Let’s build a vendor prefix quick reference

I have my own SCSS file to handle vendor prefixes. It’s painful to keep updated and requires some serious hunting to get all the nitty-gritty details for each property. I have to dig through caniuse, css3please, MDN, webplatform.org, and a few others. Yes, I could use Autoprefixer, -prefix-free, Compass, or any number of other solutions. I… Continue reading Let’s build a vendor prefix quick reference

Why I love CodePen

If you follow me on twitter, you’ve seen me post a myriad of links to various CodePen Pens. It might even paint the picture that I’m a bit obsessed with CodePen. To date I have created 35 public and 31 private pens and counting. CodePen.io is a front-end code playground and I love it. Here’s… Continue reading Why I love CodePen