The evolution of a work space

It’s amazing how stories mutate. What started as a simple ‘this is my setup’ post, then turned into a ‘what a day in my life looks like’. This morning I woke up and realised it might be more interesting, and less braggy, to look at how, and why, my workstation has evolved in the last […]

WordCamp Cape Town 2018 is over, now what?

Last weekend marked the beginning of the end of my journey as lead organiser of WordCamp Cape Town. Over the course of the past two years I’ve worked with an amazing team of local volunteer organisers plan and execute our yearly WordPress conference. The question on my mind as I wind down from the joyride […]

It’s just software! WP Builds chats to Matt Mullenweg about Gutenberg.

My friend Nathan over at the WP Builds podcast had the opportunity with chat with Matt Mullenweg about the pending WordPress 5.0 release and Gutenberg. Worth a listen if you are worried about the 5.0 release. While you are there, take a listen to the chat I had with Nathan regarding the GPL. Probably not […]

Completing the beast – the dream of a lifetime come true.

I stumbled across Car Masters: Rust to Riches on Netflix this past week. As a bit of a petrol head I’ve always enjoyed a good car restoration show and I found the ‘upgrade and trade’ business model that was central to the series story line extremely interesting.  Watching the team from Gotham Garage upgrading and […]

This is why you want to become a Codeable Expert Developer

Is the Codeable Expert Developer certificate worth the weight of the digital paper it’s printed on? In 2016 I certified as a Codeable Expert Developer. I’d already spent a number of years working with freelance platforms such as Upwork and Freelancer but Codeable has stepped out from this crowd to become my preferred platform of […]

WordCamp Johannesburg 2018 – Workshop Resources

I learned a valuable lesson yesterday, if your workshop prep requires a lot of involved setup, you might want to reconsider your workshop.  Anyway, for those who want to try and replicate the workshop process at home, here are my slides and the workshop notes I used. You should also be able to followed the […]

WordCamp Johannesburg 2018 – Workshop prep

On Thursday the 25th of October 2018 I will be presenting a workshop titled “Turning your WordPress plugin into a SaaS”, where I will be sharing some insight into connecting a WordPress plugin to a Laravel App through HTTP requests. As with most workshops, there is some preparation work required to attend. However because we […]

On Ubuntu 18.04, Installing MySQL Does Not Set the Root Password.

One of the things I love about using Ubuntu as my primary operating system is that I can have quickly set up a ‘bare metal’ LAMP development environment. While I unusually run my client websites inside on of my custom Vagrant boxes, for working on personal projects or plugin/theme customisation everything’s much faster when it’s […]

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