Back in the spring, as I was walking back from the mailbox I noticed a tiny little green weed inside a purple bush. The bush hadn’t bloomed yet and was still bare from the winter. I briefly thought about going and pulling the weed, but I kept thinking: I have 10,000 other things I need […]Read more "Pluck The Weeds In Your Code"
On my Laravel News site I send out a weekly digest newsletter and I decided very early that I didn’t want some automated system of just grabbing all this weeks posts and sending those. However, I did want to automate as much as I could and in this tutorial I want to share how I […]Read more "Using WordPress to Create a Newsletter"
With the current design of this site I wanted to have images in the content that stretch out beyond the container. I’ve seen this pattern used quite a bit recently and I think it gives a nice little visual “pop”. Implementation wise this is a pretty easy problem to solve by using negative margins. I […]Read more "Building a jQuery Plugin with Gulp"
As a developer I am constantly taking notes while reading, planning features, and attending conferences. Conferences are the hardest for me because of how fast the talks go. If I’m writing then I have to be quick and my notes end up being illegible.Read more "The Sketchnote Workbook"
The latest Bootstrapped.fm podcast had myself and the rest of the UserScape developers on as guests.
In this episode, we sit down with the developers of Userscape; Eric Barnes, Chris Fidao, and Taylor Otwell, to talk about weird dreams, Eric’s, Chris’ and Taylor’s backgrounds and how they got started at Userscape, supporting open source, Forge, newsletters, servers, building Scribbleton for Linux, content-based products, deploying desktop apps, and TV shows
I glance out my window, scared to open my blinds. I know that once I do I will see how beautiful you are, how I will get lost in the chirping and glimmering dew. I’ll have to wait to enjoy you later when my writing is done. I only have a few paragraphs. It shouldn’t […]Read more "Dear Morning"
The other night my wife and I were watching a photo slideshow and a picture of me on the beach from 2011 popped up. I was honestly amazed and couldn’t believe that’s really how big I was. I decided I would do a before and after picture and post it on instagram. I’m usually hesitant […]Read more "Losing Weight and Feeling Great"