Category: General

  • Is This the Best Bag for Gaming Consoles?

    Is This the Best Bag for Gaming Consoles?

    About a month ago I received an email in my inbox with the following subject line: Jonathan – This is the Best Bag for Gaming Consoles Now the subject line grabbed my attention for three reasons: Anyway, the subject line was intriguing enough for me to read the email. It was from Joclyn, the Media…

  • Asus ROG Ally Average User Review: Part Two

    Asus ROG Ally Average User Review: Part Two

    As I mentioned in part one, one of the reasons I wanted a gaming handheld was that I had some work trips coming up, one to the US, and one to Europe. Part one only covers the unboxing and setup experience, so part two will cover a few days of day-to-day use at home before…

  • The state of WordPress developer tools survey results

    The state of WordPress developer tools survey results

    About two months ago I asked folks to complete the state of WordPress developer tools survey. I had planned to post the results about a week after the survey closed, but a trip to WCEU and another to my team meetup in the US delayed that post. Additionally, I was finding it hard to find…

  • Asus ROG Ally Average User Review: Part One

    Asus ROG Ally Average User Review: Part One

    I’ve always played video games for fun. From my first experience with Advanced Dungeons and Dragons on my uncle’s Intellivision console to my last run-through of Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order (4th time now and counting), video games are a hobby that I’ll happily spend hours and hours on, with no other reward than the…

  • 46

    46

    Today, I turned 46. I’m now officially on the wrong side of the downward slope towards 50. 🤣 In the past, I’ve always blogged about how I feel about turning another year older. This year, I want to share what I did on my birthday. I took the day off and spent it with my…

  • Testing out the WP Playground Interactive Code Block

    Testing out the WP Playground Interactive Code Block

    So if you attended the final keynote at WCEU you would have seen the WP Playground demo video. I’ve been following WP Playground for some time now, and I was able to meet with the developer behind the project, Adam Zieliński, who showed me the interactive code block, which I had to try out. Below…

  • Are you attending WCEU 2023?

    Are you attending WCEU 2023?

    If you’re planning to attend, and would like to connect, please comment on the post.

  • My WordPress Origin Story

    My WordPress Origin Story

    This year, WordPress turns 20. To celebrate, the folks in the Marketing Team are running a 20 Days to Celebrate 20 Years of WordPress, From Blogs to Blocks campaign. For day 1, one of the prompts is: What is your WordPress origin story? Hello, world! My journey to WordPress was tied to my journey of…

  • Celebrating my first year at Automattic

    Celebrating my first year at Automattic

    Today marks my 1 year anniversary at Automattic as a sponsored contributor to the WordPress project, specifically with the WordPress Training Team. Over that year I’ve created 22 Tutorials, 32 Online Workshops, and 3 courses for Learn WordPress, collaborating with a dedicated team of both sponsored and volunteer contributors from all over the world who…

  • This is why developers should blog more.

    This is why developers should blog more.

    This weekend I was building a block that needed to to the following: Using create-block, I’d scaffolded a new block, which gave me the following code in my edit.js file. I then started tweaking the block structure, to support a select box, and hard coded some options: Next, I imported the api-fetch package, which would…

  • Why I walked away from Gracie Jiu-Jitsu®

    Why I walked away from Gracie Jiu-Jitsu®

    Including the registered trademark icon seemed relevant somehow… To most people outside of martial arts circles, this might be the first time you’ll ever hear about the difference between Brazilian jiu-jitsu (aka BJJ) and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu®. In fact, unless you have an interest in the arts, you probably don’t even know the difference between Brazilian…

  • How should I promote my open source work better?

    How should I promote my open source work better?

    What tips, tricks and tools can you share with me as to how I can promote my work to a wider audience?