Building plugin-like functionality into WordPress themes: to be, or not to be?

There’s been a lot of talk in the WordPress world about whether or not theme developers should build plugin-like functionality into WordPress themes.  After my presentation at WordCamp SLC 2012, it was actually something I was asked about.  Seeing how it was a topic of discussion on wpmail.me via ManageWP, I thought I’d throw my 2… Continue reading Building plugin-like functionality into WordPress themes: to be, or not to be?

Simple time management for dummies

Make a list of all the stuff you need to get done. Create deadlines for each item.* Do it.  And keep to your deadlines. I don’t know what the fucking problem is.  We aren’t in kindergarten anymore, we can take responsibility for our own work.  Constantly being interrupted by Twitter, email, phone, IM?  Turn them… Continue reading Simple time management for dummies

New gig

As of today, I have a new gig. The longer story is that things have been slow in the web design front.  My going theory is that the industry — especially given the economy; that great excuse we’ve been using for everything from health care to what store we shop at — is moving toward… Continue reading New gig

learning to do less

i just got done reading Seth Godin’s manifesto, Do Less.  i’ve actually been reading quite a bit of Seth Godin recently, having decided that his blog is pretty cool.  Seth Godin is a smart guy.  he’s not saying anything revolutionary — in fact, a lot of what he blogs about should be common sense.  but… Continue reading learning to do less

what do you do with a kangaroo?

“What do you do with a Kangaroo who jumps in your window, sits on your bed, and says, ‘I never sleep on wrinkled sheets, so change them now and make them smooth, and fluff up the pillows if you please’ What do you do?” there’s an old book by mercer mayer, before he did the… Continue reading what do you do with a kangaroo?

Why People Suck: A theological examination

I tend not to get into religion or personal issues here.  The theory is sort of that that’s one of those subjects that’s bound to rile people up and not polite to discuss.  Then again, this site gets very little traffic, so riling people up can only help… I consider myself to be pretty theologically… Continue reading Why People Suck: A theological examination

so this is what pro blogging is all about

arcane palette just got our first affiliate commission. this is really exciting for us, because this is essentially like getting free money. and suddenly, i get it. i get how upstartblogger and probably countless other pro-bloggers make their living. it’s not through adsense, on which you make pennies unless you get thousands and thousands of hits a day… Continue reading so this is what pro blogging is all about

and the award for dumbest news of the week goes to…

the state department, after a “reply-all” storm caused their servers to crash.  apparently, not only were people pissed at being included on the reply-all lists, and sent angry replies, but the problem was further compunded by more traffic caused by email recalls.   i’m left speechless.  read the post and scathing replies on /.