Async Conf – An Asynchronous Online Conference

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Ever since the world of tech conferences went to shit last year, I’ve not attended any virtual ones. They don’t appeal to me at all. The main reason is that when I attend conferences, it’s to meet up with my fellow attendees, greet old friends, meet new ones, and discuss all manner of topics. Attending… Continue reading Async Conf – An Asynchronous Online Conference

From Digital Ocean App Platform to Self Hosted SpinupWP Managed VPS

Earlier this year, I threw together a silly little joke app built on Laravel in a couple of hours. I had merely wanted to participate in the Digital Ocean App Platform Hackathon and had no further plans for the app. Another App Platform Hackathon participant liked it enough to contribute some substantial improvements, including a… Continue reading From Digital Ocean App Platform to Self Hosted SpinupWP Managed VPS

4 Years at Castos – and Why It Was Time to Leave.

This year marks my 4th working at Castos on our podcast hosting, analytics, productions platform and Seriously Simple Podcasting, our podcasting plugin for WordPress. Today also happens to be the last. Looking back Craig Hewitt, founder, and CEO of Castos, first contacted me on December 27, 2016. He let me know he’d recently purchased the… Continue reading 4 Years at Castos – and Why It Was Time to Leave.

Migrating My Cloud Virtual Servers to SpinupWP

I’ve never been a fan of managed WordPress hosting. Don’t get me wrong; I appreciate what managed WordPress hosts do, and they are definitely doing amazing work, but it’s just not for me. As a developer and server admin hobbyist, I prefer to own my own VPS (virtual private servers). I started using Rackspace Cloud… Continue reading Migrating My Cloud Virtual Servers to SpinupWP

My freeCodeCamp Article on PHP Error Reporting

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Earlier this year I shared my professional goals for 2021. One of those goals was that I wanted to seek out more writing opportunities for other online publications. While the crux of that goal was to get paid to write more, sometimes an opportunity comes along that is worth more than money. Sometime in 2019,… Continue reading My freeCodeCamp Article on PHP Error Reporting

Kicking 2021 into High Gear with an Electronic Standing Desk

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I’ve been interested in using a standing desk for about 3 years now. Soon after I moved into my own office space, one of the first things I did was purchase a decent ergonomic chair, and then a standing desk. Not wanting to buy an expensive adjustable desk I wasn’t sure I would actually fully… Continue reading Kicking 2021 into High Gear with an Electronic Standing Desk