HowTo: Setup Postfix + SendGrid Integration on a SpinupWP Server

I love me some SpinupWP (note: 👈 that’s my affiliate link 🙂). Their service lets you spin up a server on various cloud services, and it takes care…

Wed, Aug 24, 2022 #devNotes

Today we had a bit of a fire drill as we took over hosting for a new client. They gave us access to their GoDaddy, I created a…

Good Reads: Perelandra

Just finished Perelandra this morning. I’ve read C.S. Lewis’s space trilogy before, but after recently reading That Hideous Strength aloud to my family, I decided to continue with…

Tue, Aug 23, 2022 #devNotes

A quick rundown of the things I’ve worked on today: Got a new Podcasts page up for Hope Redefined. Gained access and started work on modding a client’s…

Thu, Aug 18, 2022 #devNotes

I had an insane amount of meetings scheduled today. One got cancelled later in the day around the time it was supposed to start, but I still had…

Wed, Aug 17, 2022 #devNotes

I spent way too much time today trying to get my SSH connection manager working. Sometime during the past week I borked my dotfiles such that attempts to…

ElementOracle – Open AI + WordPress + Elementor

Such a nice little proof-of-concept: Here’s an Elementor plugin that provides OpenAI integration. Feed it text prompts, and it uses OpenAI to generate text for your website: https://elementoracle.com

Epson display only showing MacOS Menu bar

A friend of mine recently came to me with this problem: His Epson projector was only showing the menu bar from his MacOS desktop. It took us a…

HowTo: Change the Elementor Dropdown Icon to Text

Recently I had a client who didn’t like that mobile “hamburger” icon that comes default with the Elementor Nav Menu widget. I’ve never been much a fan of…

HowTo: Turn Off WordPress Jetpack Nags

Sometimes the WordPress Jetpack plugin suits my purposes, but I hate all those nags it presents in the WordPress admin. Adding this one-liner to your child theme’s functions.php…

Cedar Point FTW!

I’ve been wanting to visit Cedar Point since I was in high school. Last week we made it happen:

The Machine of the 80’s

While cleaning out some old papers, I found a copy of my 6th grade class newspaper for which I was a contributor. Here’s my take on home computers…

Take Control of Your Twitter with Feeds Mage

This morning in my Twitter feed, I came across Feeds Mage. It’s a web app that scourers the people you follow on Twitter and presents you with a…

FiveFinger Running

I’ve been enjoying running in my Vibram FiveFinger shoes lately. I’ve had them for years, but I’ve just recently gotten the hang of how to run with them….

Weather Rolling In

Ominous looking skies as some weather rolled in the other night.

Fish Face

Our youngest tries out her fish face.

Sort Unique IP Addresses from Server Logs

I was checking the access logs on a server today, and I needed do a quick sort of unique IP addresses. Of course this was one for Stack…

WhenTo: JPG, GIF, or PNG

Over on the Wenmark Digital blog, I penned a post about when to choose JPG, GIF, or PNG compression. I wrote it with my clients in mind. It…

Great Smoky Mountains Hike

This past Tuesday, I joined three friends for a 20 mile mega-hike around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We started at one iconic trailhead (Alum Cave) and…

Twin Arches Hike in Big South Fork

This past weekend our family hiked out to the Twin Arches in Big South Fork. Once you’ve driven all the way out to the remote parking area, it’s…