Category: Opinion

Hustling for the Sake of Getting Things Done

Published 2 years 10 months ago on August 5, 2015

I’m hesitant to write any of this down because it unintentionally comes off as pretentious; as though I’ve got it all figured out. I want to start out by saying that is far from the case. This fact can be verified by those around me, the people in my life. My wife has been a […]

Taking Value-based Pricing Too Far

Published 3 years 4 months ago on February 9, 2015

Value-based pricing has been a hot topic for the past couple of years. As is often the case with newer concepts, many people have varying definitions of what ‘value-based pricing’ really is. For some it’s simply a flat rate for a project. For others it’s an in-depth analysis of project scope to determine a market […]

Hierarchy 1.0 is Here!

Published 3 years 6 months ago on November 20, 2014

Hierarchy is now at version 1.0! Check it out and find out more about the changes that went into it. A long time ago I wrote about a plugin I built that I’ve used on every client site since doing so. It solved a problem that exists only if you use WordPress in a certain […]

Wicked Opinionated WordPress Plugin: Concatenate Assets

Published 5 years 6 days ago on June 10, 2013

An area that could have used some modification in my workflow is the optimization of third party assets when building WordPress sites. Those stylesheets and JavaScripts that make additional HTTP calls we’ve come to know and hate. There are a ton of existing solutions out there, but I wanted something a bit more… finicky and custom-tailored to my approach.

Blink, WebKit, Google, Chrome, Mozilla, Servo; oh the Insanity! … right?

Published 5 years 2 months ago on April 4, 2013

This week just got really interesting. It seems that just yesterday we were terrified of browser monoculture, but today we’re fearful of too much fragmentation.

Writing my First Ebook – One Month Later & at Least 7 Lessons Learned

Published 6 years 3 weeks ago on May 22, 2012

It’s been over a month since Client Oriented WordPress Development hit the shelves and I’ve learned quite a bit about the process along the way. I’m sure there are a lot of people contemplating the same exact project so I’d like to offer a bit more insight to the inspiration, the process, and the aftermath of my experience.

Improving Your Process: Contracts, Proposals, Scopes of Work, and Complacency

Published 6 years 1 month ago on April 30, 2012

At Iron to Iron we’re always trying to keep on top of ourselves when it comes to our process. The latest focus has been on our contract and the process we’ve got behind the generation of that documents and what leads up to it. We changed a lot, and for me it was a great reminder about the danger of complacency.

Open Sourcers Drop Software Religion for Common Sense

Published 6 years 3 months ago on March 14, 2012

Open Sourcers Drop Software Religion for Common Sense | Wired Enterprise | If you work with open source software at all, it’s really important to understand both the license of both the software you’re using in addition to the license of the software you’re writing. These details often go overlooked under the umbrella thought […]

Using OmniFocus and Project Management Software to Get Things Done on a Team

Published 6 years 3 months ago on March 5, 2012

I love organization, productivity, and process. I like using systems to help maintain that equilibrium as well, but there’s this one nagging issue that’s bothered me for some time and it revolves around the difference between personal and “public” tasks.

Google offers $1 million reward to hackers who exploit Chrome

Published 6 years 3 months ago on February 28, 2012

Google offers $1 million reward to hackers who exploit Chrome. It’s just occurring to me now that contests like these are just like the design contests that consistently get lambasted each and every time they crop up. I likely don’t hear any recoil about these browser security contests because I’m not in that community, but […]

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