13 minute read My dad is selling the house he, and his kids, lived in for about 25 years. It’s the house he moved into a little after my parents divorced, where most of my siblings spent the rest of their teenage years, and where Phil and I came on weekly. I have a lot of memories from […]Read More Cresswell Drive Home Memory Dump
4 minute read When writing out filepaths and URLs, should you use forward slashes / or backslashes \? Windows expects one, whereas Unix-style operating systems (Linux and Mac OSs, primarily) expect another. PHP has two built-in solutions, but both have problems, especially if you’re working with WordPress. Backstory At work, I’ve recently had some trouble getting my linux […]Read More Which Way Do Your Slashes Face in PHP?
2 minute read Today I watched “Gutenberg for Plugin Owners“, an online discussion between Brian Hogg, Kyle Maurer, and Daniel Bachhuber, where they discussed and answered questions about how WordPress plugin owners can better prepare for the new editor, Gutenberg. You can watch the replay, but here’s my notes. I was admittedly doing some somewhat noisy house-chores while […]Read More My Takeaways from "Gutenberg for Plugin Owners" Crowdcast
5 minute read Today I spent a few hours wrapping my head around an issue where some websites weren’t able to connect properly to PayPal.com. I found it pretty tricky to understand because it involved quite a few technologies and programs: PHP: a programming language, and a program to interpret lines of code written in that programming language […]Read More Penpals Explanation of PHP/cURL/openSSL/TLS/SSL/PayPal Handshake Issues
2 minute read This morning I was contributing some code to WordPress trac. There are a few hard-to-remember-commands and hoops I currently need to jump through. Here they are so I remember for next time. Context for anyone else who’s reading: I’m using Windows 7 and VVV because npm doesn’t work well on VVV in shared folders with […]Read More Technical Notes on Contributing Code to WordPress Core
4 minute read Going on vacation next week when my monthly reminder to do this will probably go off, so I figured I’d do this now. What am I grateful for now… let’s see… Good Experience Today in Sunday School with My Class of 5 Year Olds I’m co-teaching the 5 year olds at church for an hour […]Read More Gratitude Journal July 2018