My Return to the Customer Support World

Anyone who tells you doing customer support is easy, is either lying, naive, or insane…or some combination of all three. It’s a hard role that will try your patience on...

/ February 28, 2014

Undo git pull

So this morning I was updating my local development environment and getting the latest code from the upstream repo of a project I have forked on GitHub when I suddenly...

/ January 23, 2014

An issue for every commit

Over this past weekend at WordCamp Phoenix, I had the pleasure of sitting down with the 3/4 of the Easy Digital Downloads core development team. Pippin, Dan, and Chris traveled...

/ January 22, 2014

Plugin: WP e-Commerce Status Board

A while back I wrote about integrating WordPress plugins with Panic’s Status Board iPad App, and while the plugin has been soft launched for about a month while I listen...

/ December 3, 2013

New Features and the Tyranny of the Default

It’s happened to all of us at some point or another. We see the shiny ‘Update’ button on our WordPress dashboard, phone, or other platform with excitement and can’t wait...

/ August 28, 2013

Plugin: Simple Notices for Responsive

I’ve been using it for quite some time, but the other day I just pushed a new plugin to Github that users of the “Responsive” WordPress theme might find useful....

/ July 28, 2013

The Power of Pause: Know when to stop

For most software developers, working on a project is just taking a predetermined set of requirements, translating them into sudo-code, writing some code, and handing it off to a QA...

/ July 5, 2013

A Call For Changelog Transparency

The other day I was notified by the iOS App Store that two of my apps had available updates. I always get excited when updates come. “Is it new features?...

/ June 23, 2013

The benefits of WordPress actions and filters

As a WordPress plugin developer, the 3 most important things I put in my code are: Translatable Text (__, _e, _n, etc) apply_filters do_action Why are those the most important,...

/ June 7, 2013

Beer-Cheese Burgers and Hockey

Tonight, we dined true “Midwestern-er Style”, making burgers with Beer-Cheese Sauce, lettuce, and tomato along with some left over German Style Potato Salad…while watching the Red Wings take on the...

/ May 29, 2013