🀡🏻 About 5 or 6 years ago, I tried Alfred, and couldn’t see the benefit whatsoever. I was reminded of it’s existence a few days ago, tried it out, bought the power pack.

Best is just firing things that you use enough, but not enough, like resizes images for web, getting timestamp into clipboard, opening an Atom project specifically.

I’m in disbelief. What an incredible tool. I’m 48 hours in and I’ve already made about a dozen custom workflows for those tiny repetitive 20second tasks. Sure only save a few minutes a week, might add up over time – but the mental payload it frees up is what counts – think more about the work, less about the tools.

πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸ« Spoke at Okanagan WordPress Meetup about Gutenberg this week. My very first public speaking/presentation. Great experience, looking forward to doing it again.

An Introduction to Gutenberg

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018, 6:00 PM

Vernon Library
2800 – 30th Ave Vernon, BC

23 WordPress Enthusiasts Went

Gutenberg will be replacing the text editor on your WordPress website, prepare yourself! Learn all about WordPress’s upcoming editor. In this meetup we’ll cover: – the reasons for Gutenberg’s creation – it’s ease of use and the problems it solves – the current and future state of themes in relation to Gutenberg – a sneak peak at what plugins will s…

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πŸ§™πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ More and more I’m noticing the better software each have their own “magic toolbar”, global or just within app. Or at least one super helpful toolbar. Just wish the shortcuts were similar

OSX: cmd+space
Atom: cntrl+cmd+p
Slack: cmd+k
Things: cntl+space

πŸ—£ Very excited to be hosting my very first talk/presentation next month. It’s an amazing feeling after countless years of coding and becoming expert at a subject, to have the opportunity to talk about it and to teach others.

πŸŽ† As much as I loved DIVI for what it allowed end-users to build, I’m thrilled that Gutenberg is getting closer to release, with a public call out on next WP release. I can’t wait to ditch DIVI and go pure Gutenberg.

No more hidden row settings, complex “Design” panel, silly Fisher-price interface, and locked out customizing.

So excited to start building a library of blocks for my websites.

Spending 45 minutes over two days manually troubleshooting which Atom package is causing the freeze+crash. There has to be a better way.

It was pigments by the way. Not recommended.

pretty thrilled with this new site I've done for 2018. I've battled for years on how to present myself – and I think this layout and the simplicity of it, with it's focus on Projects and a CV, and personal stuff tucked away was the best approach.

"Projects" is big deal because I've no longered categorized or filtered what I do with "web design", "web app", "plugins", "logo design", tags. I've always hated that. What I do is projects, some years its more design, others its more code, some projects encompass all categories. This simple list of projects better defines my scope and current interests.

I've reduced the verbose blog section into more of an index., which is much more appropriate for the small number of visitors that come in to those posts from Google. Showing excerpts or the full post was unnecessary.

My "artwork" which I am proud of, but I do not do so much anymore, has been tucked away, which cleans up my portfolio "Projects", but still exists to those interested in browsing.

It's built on Gutenberg, which was lots of fun. Coded a few custom blocks for all the RECENT boxes. Also tapped into WP REST API which was similarly fun.

Really excited – 2018 has been a great year so far.

Eat. Sleep. Code.

not sure if roots.io/sage is super incredibly smart, or just anti-conformity boat rocking. Don’t get me wrong, they’ve done an absolutely beautiful job with their stack, setup, and logic on everything.. They’re two-factor app logic to WordPress, sounds like people very very intelligent found a solution to a problem. & I’ve read all the whys and hows for all roots.io tools.. But I’m not sold – may be it’s just an advance programming setup, that in my mind and abilities I lack the concepts of, but as a WordPress theme developer, I can’t see any reason underscores with browsersync and an IDE or server that handles LESCSS, and controlled with github wouldn’t be just as good.. Theme image optimizing surprises me as a selling feature, I mean – who even uses images in themes anymore? svgs and font icons and gradients – everything else is WordPress Media controlled.

Still will give it a shot, but not sure this is a good use of time.

I feel like I’m the only person who uses sunsetΒ to have a light theme in the night, and dark in the day.


Alternative to the hoverbar, cost about a dollar instead of forty, ends wrapped in elecratical tape. Mounted to a Dual-monitor bar, on a standing desk. My setup is getting higher.

Although I have to modify my custom 18″ deep desk to 24″ deep to house the large base of the standing desk. Time to setup my office properly, only’ve been here for a year now.

🐣 Really finding Emoji’s come in handy for tagging visual cues. I do enjoy the selection, and the detail in each icon, but I really don’t use them or like adventuring outside of my “Frequently used” section. I’ve got it down to basically using just eight:

Categorizing / Tagging

πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸ’» Daily / work
βš” Anything related to my own projects


βœ… Good
⚠ Note / Be aware
πŸ”₯ Holly $#%@%@#$% urgent

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