Permaculture.

All humans need these three things: Clean air, clean water, and clean food. Everybody wants them. Everybody needs them. Sadly, the concept of a clean "environment" has become politicized and saturated with unnecessary baggage. This is the beginning of my exploration into Permaculture, a way of thinking about and designing the world in such a... Continue Reading →

My plugin gets added to WordPress core!

WordPress 3.5 was released yesterday. After upgrading my site, I checked the editor screen and noticed a tiny tweak that made me smile. It looks like my humble suggestion finally made it in to WordPress core. Notice the Add Media button... it's an actual button! The previous version of the button looked like this: It was an easily... Continue Reading →

Discovering Synecdoche

I've learned a new word: Synecdoche. Synecdoche is a word that's both fun to pronounce and understand. The Greek word it comes from means "simultaneous understanding". In english it is a figure of speech expressed in several ways. Basically, a synecdoche occurs when the word for a part is used to refer to the whole... Continue Reading →

An Inconvenient User Experience: Gmail Drafts

Summary I love Gmail. If you accidentally discard a draft its gone forever. I think Gmail should send discarded drafts to trash. You can vote for that feature here. I love everything about Gmail except one thing... Discarded drafts are unrecoverable without warning. I accidentally clicked the Discard Drafts button while scrolling by a different part... Continue Reading →

Goodbye, office ninjas.

I was looking at the asphalt walking slowly to my car, thinking, "This is it. This is the end." I'm not dying. But, it's true. I'm moving to a different company. Starting Monday morning I'll be sipping coffee, about 15 minutes across town from the people I've worked with the last 3 1/2 years. Good... Continue Reading →

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