Current Chrome Addons

Published October 14th 2016

I recently realized that my core set of Chrome browser addons that I have been using for many years has morphed and changed over the years. Yesterday, I wiped one of my laptops to reinstall a fresh operating system and during the process of re-setting up my work environment it occurred to me that many of the addons I used to use... I no longer need or use. So this post is to hopefully…

WordPress Usage Survey

Published September 14th 2016

I've put together a quick survey/bunch of questions about how people use WordPress (from a plugin/theme/management perspective). I would greatly appreciate anyone who took the time to fill out the survey so I can use the results in an upcoming iThemes Training class along with some future focused writing/work. Thanks. The email additional is purely optional and it would simply add your email to an "announcement and followup" email list that comes personally from me,

Hosted Email Options

Published August 1st 2016

The options for freelancers who do client work in regards to hosting websites is much simpler than finding the right email solution. While I'm a big fan of LiquidWeb for any managed solution. I'm personally a bit more of a tinkerer who likes a little more control over the hosting environment. I use either SSHVM.com and run an Nginx-based solution or utilize ServerPilot with DigitalOcean to provide a more locked-down PHP/WordPress setup. But…

Creating a Simple Bitcoin Escrow System

Published March 10th 2016

I've been digging into BIP38 (https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/BIP_0038) quite a bit lately and using an old abandoned code project as a foundation to build a Trustless Bitcoin Escrow System. BIP38 is all about encrypting private keys (if you don't want to look it up). :) You can check out the system here - http://bitcoincontract.net/ Right now feel free to test things out. Once I work out all the kinks I'll move the site over to an…

The Disaster that is Dell

Published February 23rd 2016

This is a recap of the disaster that has been occurring since early November with an order from Dell Computers. Currently Dell is claiming they have refunded me and no such refund has appeared FOR THE PAST MONTH. On November 13th, 2015, I decided to purchase a computer from Dell for the price of $788.70. The email confirmation came and all was great with an estimated delivery date of December 2nd. On December 1st, I…

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