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Drip-Sand Castles

From our recent trip to Hilton Head Island…this is how I like to spend my time on the beach:

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….