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New iMac

After 10 years working on my 2010 iMac, my upgrade finally arrived. Shiny new iMac shipped from Ireland :)

Decaf

Too much caffeine weirds me out. But I love the taste of coffee. So once in a while I enjoy a small cup of decaf. Hits the spot.

Chris Coyier

Chris Coyier is a truly awesome person. One of the finest people I’ve ever worked with. Just #gottasayit

Excel SYLK fix

Excel won’t open CSV file because SYLK format? Open it with text editor and add an apostrophe ' at the beginning of the file, save changes, done.

Social media buttons

Displaying too many social media buttons and links all over the place imho makes you look desperate and frankly kinda sad.

Security scanner

Interesting and insightful domain security scanner. Could spend hours playing.

Spam attack

Seeing massive increases in spam and malicious attacks across the board. Nothing out of the ordinary, just a LOT more of it.

User is king

Content is king? No. The user is king.

Custom Avatars

Super useful post about making custom avatars in WordPress.

Bookstore progress

Making good progress on the new bookstore subdomain here at Perishable Press. Aiming for launch early Summer :)

Online Strategy

Playing the long game.

Weaponized Idiots

They have weaponized the idiots.

Never steal focus

Good software never steals focus from the user. Even during startup.

Post It Notes

After 10 years running my own business, I still manage schedules and tasks using old school post-it notes, sometimes simple sometimes very elaborate.

Pumping visitors full of ads

You know those sites, where you’re trying to just grab a quick bit of information but the page is shifting all over the place as it loads up 3 million advertisements.

WP domains for sale

Selling two of my top WordPress domains, wp-zen.com & zen-wp.com $300 for both. Aged 9 years. Drop a line if interested.

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Thoughts
Air finally clearing here in WA. Feeling grateful to breathe again. #oxygenmatters
Past week here in WA state has been hellish. So much smoke, like living in a chimney.
Now in September, I’m where I wanted to be in March.
Spent some time updating my article on unsafe characters, once again current with latest IETF specification.
Just realized that “Neo” is an anagram for “One”. As in, “he is the One” (The Matrix).
To get VLC app to load all songs (including subfolders), go to Preferences ▸ Show All ▸ Playlist ▸ Subdirectory behavior ▸ Expand.
Switching from PhotoShop to Affinity Photo is one of the most liberating work-related things I've done in 20 years.
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