Category: Tech

  • Starting today, would I develop for Shopify or WordPress?

    Starting today, would I develop for Shopify or WordPress?

    Should new developers jump on the Shopify bandwagon or join the WordPress community? Here’s what I’d do if I started fresh.

  • Why I don’t build websites for equity or ownership

    Why I don’t build websites for equity or ownership

    If you’ve been building websites long enough, you will no doubt get the inevitable pitch to build a website for someone’s new business idea. For free.

  • Testing Full Site Editing and Twenty Twenty Two

    Testing Full Site Editing and Twenty Twenty Two

    This week I updated this site’s theme to Twenty Twenty Two and attempted to take advantage of FSE (Full Site Editing) in WordPress 5.9 to design everything you see here.

  • Neil, Joe, and Daniel – Thoughts on the Spotify Podcast Ecosystem

    Neil, Joe, and Daniel – Thoughts on the Spotify Podcast Ecosystem

    The wild west days are coming to an end and podcasts in Spotify are going to function a lot more like Facebook than the open web.

  • Staying Socialized

    Staying Socialized

    One of the common concerns of homeschooling we often hear is that kids need to be socialized. But socialization is public schools is only one specific type of socialization.

  • How to Enqueue JavaScript for a Shortcode

    How to Enqueue JavaScript for a Shortcode

    One of the top questions I get is how to add JavaScript for your shortcode the right way without affecting pagespeed.

  • On Basecamp and Banned Speech

    There’s a saying about being the president: if the problem landing on the president’s desk were easy to solve, it wouldn’t have made it to the president’s desk. In the new social landscape, we’re all the president of our own little social world. We’re all faced with way too many outrageous occasions that beg our […]

  • How To Be Wrong

    This morning one of my daughters was wrong. Shocking, I know, but it happens from time to time. Our girls have been learning some simple ASL (American Sign Language) through YouTube videos. Our four-year-old, Maeve, who can sing her ABCs but not identify most of the letters yet, has made it from A to C […]

  • Roosevelt on Parenting

    From Morris’s Roosevelt biography, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, came this quote: …the highest idea of the family is attainable only where the father and mother stand to each other as lovers and friends. In these homes the children are bound to the father and mother by ties of love, respect, and obedience, which are […]

  • How Many Podcasts Do We Need?

    The ongoing joke starting somewhere around 2018 is that everyone has a podcast. With the move towards ‘shelter-in-place’ rules the past few weeks, that maxim has only proven more true with more friends and relatives grabbing a microphone to unload their point of view. My cynicism has been grappling with how to feel about this, […]