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My favorite thing about being a freelance web developer is being able to talk to a client, help him/her define his/her specs, and then I’m able to go…

Today I figured out how to use #JavaScript Promises to get and validate an API token I use in my #React app to communicate with my #WordPress REST…

We were at a party last night. Our girls were downstairs playing. There were all sorts of dollhouses and things for girls. However, my inner ten year old…

Whenever I’m authenticating via #FaceID, I find I smile and try to “look my best”. You ever catch yourself doing the same?

30 years ago this week: The 2nd Space Shuttle mission after Challenger was “Top Secret”, and it came within a hair’s breath of being a total loss of…

*Real* depth-of-field on an iPhone

You’re probably familiar with Portrait mode first introduced on iPhone 7 Plus. It’s a combination of the phone’s camera and software working together to provide depth-of-field (DOF) in…

Gutenberg Discussion Links

With WordPress 5.0 and the new Gutenberg editor being released December 6, 2018, there’s plenty of discussion about it on the web. Below I’m linking to several articles,…

The next step for #WordPress #Gutenberg Gutenberg Phase 2 – Make WordPress Core

Love this sweet demo by @WesBos – Flying a Drone with React and Node.js

Flying a Drone with React and Node.js

One of my favorite developer/communicators, Wes Bos, has put together a two-part video series where he shows how he built a Node.js backend and a React frontend to…

Now available: #WordPress 5.0 with the new Gutenberg editor. A couple of my quick thoughts on this milestone release.

WordPress 5.0, The Gutenberg Editor goes live

WordPress 5.0 was released today, and with it comes the new Gutenberg editor. Coming from a developer’s perspective, I have a list of gripes about Gutenberg*, but controversy…

Links of Interest, Issue 23

Last night my wife and I signed up for a healthcare plan via the ACA Marketplace. Prior to that, our health insurance had been provided by a grandfathered…

700 Days in a row

Streakin’ #AppleWatch

While driving to work this morning, I saw five big, red dump trucks moving along in a stately formation. It made the eight year old boy in me…

Happy Thanksgiving! ??

This morning marked my return to the gym after almost a month hiatus. So nice to be back after having the crud for two solid weeks.

A couple of smaller projects have made for some satisfying workdays the last couple of days: Quick Hitters #devnotes – @mwender

Quick Hitters #devnotes

In the midst of working on some larger projects, during the past couple of days I’ve enjoyed working on two unexpected “quick hitters”. This past Friday, a long…

Just finished bingeing on Homecoming, the new Amazon Prime series starring Julia Roberts, and created from @Gimletmedia’s podcast of the same name. Fantastic show, great characters, great cinematography,…