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Fork While Fork

August 19, 2014    

I thought that by now, everyone knew that running random code was generally a bad idea. No matter who it’s from. Or where it’s posted. Basically, if you don’t understand it, don’t run it!


June 18, 2014    

I’m sure many of you have already seen it… and yes, it’s a bit dated… but this is by far the best lightning talk I’ve ever seen and I’m constantly shocked at how many people aren’t familiar with it…

On WordPress Managed Hosting

April 22, 2014    

Those of you who know me have likely had to sit through one of my rants on hosting. Anyone who has ever built, managed, or otherwise been involved with a website is sure to know the headaches that can come from finding the “ideal” hosting provider.

Conditional Widget Plugins

January 24, 2014    

This morning, I received a tweet regarding the best conditional widget plugin. This got me thinking… what is the best plugin? There are several major contenders, but I never really considered which is the right option.

Email Clients In Review

January 5, 2014    

Those of you who know me are probably aware that I’ve got lot of things on my plate. As such, email is a fairly important part of my life. I’ve been a loyal Thunderbird user for years now, but recently it has started to show its age (I’ll go into details later on). Given my recent issues with Thunderbird, I’ve spent the last few weeks playing around with virtually every email client I could get my hands on and thought I should share my findings.

Introducing Section214

December 23, 2013    

So the short of it is this… For the last several years, I’ve been developing independently; releasing my plugins under the name everyone has gotten to know me as: Ghost1227. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your point of view), I have reached a point where that simply isn’t enough anymore.

Bad Code Happens

October 24, 2013    

Every developer knows that sometimes bad code finds its way into even the best products. It doesn’t matter how or why… sometimes it just happens. Lack of sleep, lack of knowledge or plain old laziness are often contributing factors (mostly lack of sleep in my case); but every once in a while I stumble across a block of code that goes above and beyond the occasional poorly coded function.