About 8 years ago I built my first “proper” gaming computer, which for various reasons I nicknamed Psyrig. It wasn’t the first gaming computer that I owned, but it was the first time I carefully selected all the components, including the case, and put it together myself from the ground up. It was built to… Read more about Upgrading the Psyrig
In case you’ve been living under a rock, it was announced on Monday that Microsoft as acquired GitHub for $7.5 billion. For various reasons, this has upset open source developers around the world. Since then there has been a lot of discussion online about the pros and cons of this event. While I do feel that a… Read more about Why I will be moving my private source code repositories away from GitHub
I knew today was going to be a hard day. This morning I made the official announcement that one of my passion projects, a Gracie Jiu Jitsu club I opened in 2014, would be closing down. I sent out an email to all members and parents informing them of the news, and then made that… Read more about Are you doing what you want to be doing?
About a year ago (literally, I got the domain renewal notification two days ago) I came up with a podcast idea. I had just finished reading “Milestones – The Story of WordPress” and I thought how awesome it would be to interview every single one of the core release leads, from Matt all the way… Read more about WP Hacker Cast – the official launch post.
I’m a little late posting this, mostly due to being very busy with WordCamp, but episode 3 of the WP HackerCast is live. Check it out.
Based on some prompting by Hugh I applied as a speaker at PHPSouthAfrica this year. Apparently they still don’t know how little I actually know as they accepted my talk submission 😉 I’ll be talking just after afternoon tea about a topic that has been on my mind since 2010, that of the common perception… Read more about Taking back ownership of the word ‘freelancer’
Tonight I’m speaking at the WordPress Cape Town Meetup about the pros and cons of working from home and what you can do to create your perfect work from home space. Here are the slides from that talk.
This coming weekend I will be taking part in the 24 hour roll-a-thon at Gracie Jiu Jitu Cape Town, raising funds for cancer sufferers/survivors and a local hospice. If I’m honest though, the main reason I am doing this is my jiu jitsu buddy, Juan Poerstamper. Juan has been dealing with Cancer since around 2012.… Read more about 2017 24 Hour Roll-a-thon fund raiser
I remember the first time I read about Jerry Seinfeld’s productivity secret. At the time it seemed trivial, but after trying to write a blog post per day for the month of September using Gutenberg, and then failing miserably at it, I can admit to the fact that planning to write something every day and… Read more about Gutenberg day ??? – well that was hard!
I’m attempting my first shot at contributing to WordPress core with ticket that was opened 8 years ago! I feel like it’s small enough that I can get something done by the time the next release rolls around but useful enough that it will make peoples lives easier. Feel free to follow the ticket to… Read more about Gutenberg day 8 – Contributing to Core