Grandma

  Today is my grandmother’s birthday. A great woman you’ve never heard of who made a huge impact on my life. This is a little poem I wrote for her. Dedicated to Winnie Irene Woods, my grandma (1924 – 2012): You were the first person i saw You said my eyes were open wide You…More

If ya wanna click it, ya better put a button on it

How do I upload an image in WordPress? Frequently, clients who are staring at the WordPress content editing screen ask me, “How do I upload an image?” As an experienced WordPress user/designer/developer I used to get blown away by how silly such a question sounded. The button’s right there! But after running in to this…More

Actions do more than words.

  Use words to source actions. As an independent contractor/freelancer I’ve realized that selling plays a critical role in business. Like it or not, it’s a necessity, but it’s not my strength. In an effort to learn more about sales I signed up for a sales-related email newsletter filled with quotes, inspiration and advice on…More

The world’s simplest phone

I love this. The world’s simplest phone in a sleek little black box. It’s called John’s Phone. Consider it the anti-iPhone. No apps or hi-res screen. Just a phone with buttons that works really well. A better user experience through LESS experience. Has anybody used one, or seen it in person?More

The Never Ending Project: How to Prevent Scope Creep

Have you ever worked on a project that would… not… end!? Me, too. Poorly organized fixed-rate projects quickly turn into hourly-rate eating monsters that even Falkor couldn’t save you from. What is Scope Creep? Scope Creep is any work requested by the client that isn’t included within your original agreement. It can happen at any…More