Documentation as a Discipline

A while ago, I read a post from Tom McFarlin about keeping a change log.  I had actually just started a massive project and was scrambling to remember what I did the previous month and why. Also, we had promised to deliver technical documentation and user manuals. I figured that I would get through the project (which …

How I Think About Cooking Food

There was a summer in elementary school that I stumbled on the 90s classic show, Great Chefs, Great Cities. I can still hear the theme song in my head! The show captured my attention. The food looked delicious, the chefs made it look effortless, and everyone always seemed to enjoy the process and the final product. …

Recipe: How to “Hide” Vegetables

Do you remember when you were a kid and used to refuse to eat your veggies? For all the neighbors knew, there might have been some kind of war going on trying to get you to swallow a mouthful of green healthiness. Later in life, you kind of grow into vegetables. They become less distgusting, …

This Week I Learned: SQL database queries and foreach()

It’s been a busy week. I’m putting together a new theme (to be unveiled soon), updating some projects I’ve been working on, and tuned my guitar for the first time in about three months. I’ve come across a couple new things I wanted to record. It’s funny how, when putting sites together, you come across things you …

How Much Javascript is Enough?

There is a rush to learn Javascript right now. Especially in the WordPress community, there are people clamoring for more, better, and comprehensive Javascript resources. And there’s tons available and even more lists, and lists of lists. Similarly, most all entry level developer jobs–from Junior Developer to Front-End Engineer–are all requiring a decent amount of …

Recipe: Cauliflower Rice

If you’re like me, you typically go for seconds. Also, if you’re like me, those seconds can include an extra serving of carbs, carbs that you don’t need. Or, leaving the carbs out of this, maybe you’re a big fan of sauce dishes like curry or tajine. Or you like (ok LOVE) fried rice. Rice, …

An Honest Review on my January Plan

“Uhh ohh…” I looked at my watch. I couldn’t believe it was already Sunday. Not just anytime on Sunday, but evening. That meant that the weekend was over and it was time to get back to the weekly projects at hand tomorrow (that is, today!).  This isn’t a post about “a case of the Mondays”, and it’s …

Recipe: Korean Dalkgalbi

There are certain flavors that capture your attention. For me, one of those is this spicy/semi-sweet Korean dish: dalkgalbi. I love the smell of this while it’s cooking, and it’s full of meat and veggies. A great combination! So, here’s how to make it (or at least, how I make it)…