I'm a freelance web developer specializing in WordPress and PHP.

Links of Interest: On the job Tools and Techniques that I’ve used lately

word-to-html

I've been so busy with work lately that I've seriously neglected posting here. So I thought I'd share links to some of the tools that have been helping me get things done. … [Continue reading]

Shop Once a Month for Groceries and Get Back 12 Hours Per Month

Paprika Cloudsync

Early in our marriage, my wife and I realized our weekly and sometimes daily grocery shopping was a major source of frustration and tension between us. We were both busy with our jobs, and we didn't have time at the end of the work day to figure out … [Continue reading]

Links of Interest: Excellent WordPress Commercial Themes

WordPress Logo

Commercial WordPress themes are an excellent solution for my clients who need a quick turn-around, low cost solution. The key to this type of solution lies in your choice of theme vendors. Good pre-built themes combine easy customization, the right … [Continue reading]

Top News Stories of 2011

Top News Stories of 2011

In January of this year I came up with the idea to keep a running list of the "Big News Stories of 2011". It's around this time of year, that I always enjoy thinking back on the memorable events of the past twelve months. In particular, I wanted to … [Continue reading]

Links of Interest – First Person Perspectives on Flying

Sense of Flying

Today's Links of Interest feature videos that give you some amazing first person perspectives on flying. While each is spectacular in its own right, together this set takes you through an increasingly exhilarating exploration of man's quest to soar … [Continue reading]

Book Review: Bruce Catton’s A Stillness at Appomattox

Union Soldiers at the Court House in Appomattox

The third book in Bruce Catton's non-fiction Civil War trilogy, A Stillness at Appomattox, came to my attention via a lofty recommendation. It was described as an accurate, heavily footnoted work which reads like a well-written work of fiction. … [Continue reading]

Rediscovering Twitter

Twitter Bird and Clouds

My use of Twitter has vacillated between moderate to non-existent during the three and a half years I've used the service. During my first year or so of tweeting, I was amazed by how it constantly facilitated real world connections. Then as I reached … [Continue reading]

Links of Interest – Home Technology

Nest Thermostat

As we prepare for adding an addition to our home, new home technologies have caught my eye. In this Links of Interest, I highlight two home technologies which promise to help you save money and a social network designed specifically for your … [Continue reading]

Links of Interest: Remembering Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Like many people, I've been fascinated by Steve Jobs impact upon our world. With his passing last week, I've come across many good reads offering different perspectives on one of the greatest innovators of our time: Steve Jobs and the Portal to the … [Continue reading]