January, 2013

  1. Envato vs. Mac App Store

    Tuesday’s discussion got me thinking about the differences between Envato’s marketplace and Apple’s Mac App Store.   Mac App Store Envato Developer’s revenue share 70% 33% (or 50-70%if “exclusive”) Also sell your products on your website or other marketplaces? Yes Yes @ 33%,No @ 50-70% Who chooses your software’s license Developer Envato Who sets the…

  2. Backflip Studios

    Backflip Studios

    Crowd Favorite recently helped Backflip Studios launch a great new WordPress-powered website. Backflip makes mobile games, and they have awesome artwork. It’s always a treat to work with beautiful content. This was a pretty straight-forward WordPress CMS site. We created a custom post type for their games so they can easily manage them (and add…

  3. Fullscreen Editor Preview Button for WordPress

    Fullscreen Editor Preview Button Screenshot

    I updated my fullscreen editor preview button plugin for WordPress 3.5 and decided to release it as a plugin on WordPress.org. Mainly, this meant writing a README (and creating a proper repo for it on GitHub). This is a simple one-trick-pony plugin – it adds a Preview button to the fullscreen editor toolbar. Nothing more,…

  4. Regarding the Envato/WP situation, the solution I like best is to have the community create a better marketplace that respects the GPL.

  5. A Cluttered Desk…

    I’m pretty good about keeping my digital workspace and content organized, but when I don’t have a place to put something in the physical world it generally ends up in a pile. After taking 2012 off from office cleaning, I dove in a cleaned my home office (see more about the design here and here)…

  6. Backups For the Technically Inclined

    Backup Process Diagram

    There are two kinds of people, those that have already had a hard drive failure and those that will have a hard drive failure. I lost hard drives and data back in 2006 and I’ve been properly paranoid about backups ever since. I care about my data. I care about my photos, about my code,…

  7. The New Kingmakers

    The New Kingmakers (book cover)

    It’s rare that I get through a book quickly. I read lots of articles and technical documents, but when choosing between dedicating time to read something or build something, I nearly always choose to build something. The exception is when Steve publishes a book. I’ve been “in the trenches” for much of the time period…

  8. Back in my day there were times you couldn’t watch the movie you wanted because the video store was out of it.