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 →

Explaining Pi

One day my wife and I noticed our boy, 6 at the time, repeating something to himself while holding a dollar bill. Suddenly, he says, "I got it!" He then quoted back to us the serial number from the dollar bill without looking. That's a random 10 digit number that muh boy decided to memorize without any instruction from us.... Continue Reading →

Sketch Meditation Day 1 (WIP)

Starting a new sketching habit each day of whatever shapes or imagery feels good to my brain at the moment. This started while drawing with my kids at the kitchen table. I started feeling such a high from drawing simple things with them, that I've decided to try and make it a daily habit. Might... Continue Reading →

Quick Tip: LESS Mixins for Pure CSS Pinterest / Masonry style grid layout

Pinterest popularized the masonry grid style layout. Here's a simple solution for a masonry layout built with pure CSS3, and no javascript or floats. [css] // Parent Element, or Container .grid (@columns: 3, @gap: 10px, @width: 100%) { -moz-column-count: @columns; -moz-column-gap: @gap; -webkit-column-count: @columns; -webkit-column-gap: @gap; column-count: @columns; column-gap: @gap; width: @width; } // Child Element, or... 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 →

Button It Up version 1.2 released

With the release of my first public WordPress plugin last month I received encouraging nods and tweets from the community, as well as some constructive feedback. One user requested a very specific set of changes: Paris, Thanks for making this plugin! After reading your article a while ago, I went and wrote this exact plugin but... Continue Reading →

Button It Up

A better WordPress Upload/Insert button In response to the positive feedback from my last post about making the WordPress Upload/Insert button look more clickable, I've written my first WordPress plugin that's open to the public. I'm calling it Button It Up*. All it does, for now, is change the style of the upload insert button... Continue Reading →

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