Play.date – Handheld Retro Fun

After placing my order back in April, our Play.date arrived a few months back. Here are my pros/cons: Pros Cons

HowTo: Transfer your Jetpack connection from your WordPress.com site to your self-hosted WordPress

Whenever I’m transferring a WordPress.com site to a self-hosted install, I’m always forgetting the process for transferring the Jetpack connection. So, I’m posting this one as a future…

Endel – My Current Office Jam

Endel is an app that generates “personalized soundscapes to help you focus, relax, and sleep”. I’ve been using it in the office this past week. It provides a…

Wear, Run, Repeat – Brooks Ghost

I love these things. I discovered Brooks Ghost a couple years back after I’d experimented running in my Vibram FiveFingers (i.e. minimal running shoes). The whole minimal thing…

You can now buy me a coffee

Tip of the hat to Kevin Dees. While browsing his site today, I noticed his “Buy Me a Coffee” widget. I clicked on it instantly recognizing it was…

Dr. King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail

On this Martin Luther King Day, I encourage you to read Dr. King’s Letter from Birmingham Jail. In it, he clearly defines the methods and motivation behind the…

A Peculiar Visit

Today, January 6, is Epiphany. Falling twelve days after Christmas, Epiphany is the day we remember the wise men’s visit to Jesus as recorded in Matthew 2:1-12. The…

Moving *Large* Sites from WordPress.COM to .ORG – Handling post export/import

Today I was working with a new client’s site where we’re moving him off of WordPress.COM over to a self-hosted .ORG site. He has 18,000+ posts on his…

Quick Check of the Stats, Looking forward to 2023

I ended 2022 here on a bit of a streak, posting for five consecutive days and announcing the return of this blog after a couple year hiatus. Now…

Links of Interest, Issue 29

I knew something had to be up with Barnes & Noble simply because it was still there whenever we went to Trader Joes. We even bought Christmas presents…

Fri, Dec 30, 2022 #devnotes

This week I made a “thing“. It’s an aggregator website for University of Tennessee sports news. It displays a custom feed I’ve built from sources like USA Today,…

Top Time Redeemers, 2023 Edition

Yesterday I posted a bit of a downer as I listed by Top Time Waster Apps for 2023. Today we’re flipping the script to bring you my Top…

microfeed: a lightweight cms hosted on cloudflare

Guys, I keep telling you maintaining your own blog is where it’s at! 😁 If you’re looking for a publishing platform, microfeed looks to be a sweet solution:…

Top Time Wasters, 2023 Edition

As we head into 2023, here are my top three apps for wasting time on my phone. These are the ones that excel in providing empty moments. Add…

Christmas at Home, Thankful I’m not flying SouthWest

Having just read about Southwest Airline’s cancellation of 5,400 flights in less than 48 hours, I’m doubly thankful for our very chill Christmas celebration this year. For the…

The Return of the Blog

It’s time for a reset. I’ve written this post in my head several times during the last five or seven years. Blogging is so hard considering all the other online distractions. Facebook, Twitter, TicTok…they’re all optimized to keep you scrolling. Blogging is different. It’s so 2002.

WordPress Help, 7 Common Questions

Recently over on the Wenmark Digital blog, I shared my list of seven common questions/situations I handle on Zoom calls with my clients. These are: See the post…

BlueHost’s “Secret” DNS Editor

Today I was working on a site transfer for a client’s website, and running $ dig IN A theirdomain.com was returning two TLD A records: The above situation…

RockyTopInsider.com Site Refresh

Long before MacDonalds bags of cash (🤔 or was it Chic-fil-a?), Schiano-Sunday, and way back into the Butch Jones era, I’ve been helping the crew at RockyTopInsider.com keep…