This year at WordCamp SLC I gave a talk on the basics of how I setup project repositories using Composer and WordPress Packagist. For those of you who attended here are the two sample repos containing all of the example code in my slides.
Kevin Routson, from Bluehost, made this cool little video of the goings on throughout the day of WordCamp SLC
What I am really describing is a chemical addiction to the endorphins produced by my body that are supposed to reward productivity, but I have figured out how to force their creation via my advanced state of busy.
Al playing piano while over at grandma’s house.
TLDW is that we are responsible for everything we put into the world, and think hard about what we make and what impact it has on those around us. This way of thinking about things really resonates with me. I like to think that the real afterlife is the legacy you leave behind. It’s how your kids, grand kids, and so on remember you, what you did, and what you stood for. I just hope that I put more good than bad into the world.
Every night, homeless people construct their nightly shelters outside the Quaker meeting house. Quakers will not make you leave. And have a high level of empathy. A few weeks ago I was walking home and there was a woman, a homeless woman, setting up a space. She’d unrolled a rug. And a chair. And a toy stove. The big chunky plastic ones kids play with. And that’s when I noticed the kid. A girl. About five or six years old. And realized her mother was setting up a space for the girl to feel at home.
The Dark Mail Alliance is working on creating a new email protocol that provides end to end encryption by default. The two founding members of the alliance are Silent Circle and Lavabit both companies who shut down their encrypted email services because of the NSA. There is also a Kickstarter campaign by Ladar Levison to open source the code behind Lavabit as part of the initiative.
We’ve been sending out html emails with a service called iContact lately. The only issue is that unlike other email providers they don’t provide automatic social links, but they do give you [webversionurl] that is replaced with the url to the online web version of your email. You can place that in the url attribute of a sharing url you can create your own share buttons. There are a few steps to do it right which can get a little tedious, so I created this little tool to general the twitter and facebook urls for the text you enter.