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…

Links of Interest: Ever Given Edition

The Suez Canal authority has announced that the Ever Given, the super-sized container ship that blocked all traffic through the canal for days, has been re-floated. Traffic flow…

White Christmas 2020

After all we’ve been through this year, it was quite magical to experience a White Christmas. They’re quite rare in our parts with the last one coming in…

HowTo: Restore Elementor’s “Default Kit” after accidentally deleting it

Recently one of my clients came to me for help. She had accidentally deleted Elementor’s “Default Kit” template. I’d never actually heard of Elementor’s “Default Kit”, but in…

I so rarely take selfies…

I so rarely take selfies that it was only this past weekend that I discovered you can do a Portrait Mode Selfie in iOS. Turns out this has…

Hilton Head Island Desktop Wallpaper

Last week we went to Hilton Head Island for Fall Break. Despite our girls just having Thursday and Friday off from school, we went for the whole week….

HowTo: Align the last item to the bottom of an Elementor column

Courtesy elementorcodes.com, here’s my current preferred method for aligning the last item in an Elementor column to the bottom of the column: The following assumes you have Elementor…

HowTo: Embed a YouTube Playlist

Here’s how to embed a YouTube Playlist without resorting to a third-party plugin (e.g. WordPress plugin): Step 1: Find the playlist you want to embed, and grab the…

Site Launch: North Coast Modern Furniture

Earlier this year, Mat Anderson contacted me about building a website for his custom furniture company, North Coast Modern. I was immediately intrigued by Mat’s talents and craftsmanship….

My Enhanced Error Logger

When I’m coding, I like to use this snippet for adding an enhanced logging: HINT: Watch your project’s log output by using tail -f /path/to/your/log.txt.

Indian Boundary Photos

A couple weekends ago, our family camped at Indian Boundary Recreation Area. We were there with several families. Our kids got to run around with their friends. I…

HowTo: Flip an SVG horizontally with CSS

Use this CSS to flip an SVG horizontally:

SCE to AUX T-Shirt

Earlier this month, I did a thing. I made a website where I sell custom merchandise. In large part, I publish items I’ve created for my clients. Using…

Might as well get back to this…

I posted a link this morning. It’s the first thing I’ve published on here since the last week of February. Gee, I wonder what happened? I’ll give you…

Advance Your Workforce Analytics

This year I’ve taken on Red Castle Human Capital as an ongoing consulting gig. In addition to managing their online marketing month-to-month, I started out by re-designing their…

Ted Lasso, Surprisingly Good

I wasn’t expecting this, but it turns out Ted Lasso on Apple TV+ is surprisingly good. The trailer doesn’t capture the heart behind Lasso’s character and the series…

#wins – 02/21/2020

Today was another morning where I woke at 5am and was in the home office shortly thereafter. Before getting started on coding a WP-CLI command for a webapp…

Today’s Wins – 02/20/2020

My queue has been packed. In addition to starting a new business in December, all my usual webdev clients have kept me busy too. Lately I have the…