What is Compassion?

This is an amazingly well crafted video explaining the history and purpose of Compassion International. Compassion International just celebrated its 1 millionth child sponsored. That is what I call making a difference in the world.

My WordPress development setup

The other day a friend of mine asked me how I develop WordPress themes on my computer because he wants to switch his blog over to WP from Blogger. After going through some of the basics in 140–character chunks, I thought it might be easier just to explain my WP development setup here on the blog. This is not meant …

An iPhone upgrade rant

Are you upset at AT&T’s iPhone upgrade pricing? Do you own an iPhone 3G and now you’re stuck in a 2-year contract with AT&T? Do you think AT&T is being unfair because they won’t let you upgrade your phone for the same price as a new customer? Well you’re not alone. There are a lot of people whining about AT&T’s …

You decide

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Daley Hake

In case you need something to do on this summer afternoon, here is the website of an amazing photographer person* I had the privilege of meeting a while back while in California. Please check him out because it will be worth your time: http://daleyhake.com/blog/ * This is not meant to say that he is not an amazing photographer. Rather it is meant …

My calendar sync solution for Mac & iCal

Calendar syncing is an issue for anyone who works on a team, has multiple computers, or even just has a computer and a phone. It seems like it should be easy to keep appointments and events in sync among all of your devices, but so far there hasn’t been one solid solution to rise to the top of this market …

Dock rock!

When I first started to jump into the world of standards-based web design one of the guys I followed online was The Man in Blue (Cameron Adams). Aside from being a Javascript ninja, apparently he’s also a music video master… geek style. Here is a recent post of his with a link to the geek-chic video he made of his …

Must-have WordPress plugins – part 2

Back in part 1 I listed five of the plugins I install every time I setup a WordPress blog for a friend or client. Here are five more plugins for WordPress that are sure help you get the most out of your blogging experience. Cimy Swift SMTP. I often use a Gmail account as the primary e-mail account for a …