10 step guide for improving a vanilla WordPress install

A few weeks ago I was approached with a request to help setup a simple WordPress site from the ground-up. The simple requirement being that after the initial setup, the site be ready for steady growth with minimum update requirements outside of core WordPress upgrades. I created this general guide highlighting 10 facets of a […]

Fix for Apache2 / localhost after Apple 10.5 Time Machine restore

For local development, I prefer to use the Sites folder in my Home directory rather than the default Library/WebServer/Documents. When the time came for me to start local development on my MacBook again, I was immediately frustrated when I discovered that http://localhost/ no longer redirected to my Sites directory. The problem? A recent Time Machine […]

Create a WordPress reader "explore" block to promote content

Congrats. You have your own WordPress blog. Each passing day results in a handful of new unique readers. As your site continues to grow, convincing visitors to explore your site beyond your most recent posts becomes more of a challenge. Additionally, getting visitors – who happen upon older posts via search engines – to visit […]

Some apps & games stay on my iPhone out of guilt

Earlier today while perusing the feeds, I caught this snippet via DF concerning the Android Market (the app store for Android). The Android Market business and program policies also include an item that says users can return any application for a full refund within 24 hours of the time of purchase. In the absence of […]

A few more tempting Apples fall from the tree

Damn Apple and my own timing when it comes to purchasing hardware right before updates happen. A month has barely passed since picking up a fully loaded MacBook and Apple updates the entire notebook line. Both the consumer level MacBook and professional level MacBook Pro received noticeable updates inside and out. Both are now equally […]