April, 2013

  1. Aghast that the MLB.tv app would allow you to choose a non-Vin Scully audio option for a Dodgers game.

  2. Any icon artists out there interested in creating an application icon for a free (GPL) WordPress-based app that @crowdfavorite is working on?

  3. To: Family & Friends

    Date: April 15, 2013

    Subject: 3rd round of treatment today

    Hi Everyone– I had my 3rd round of chemo today. My parents are in town so my dad came and hung out with me for this treatment – the first one Heather hasn’t attended. The “off” week last week was excellent. I’ve been working on a project with my team and we made a lot…


  4. Backward Compatible WP Heartbeat API Usage

    I wanted to utilize the WP 3.6 heartbeat API in an app I’m working on. I also wanted to include this feature before WordPress 3.6 officially shipped, so that meant it had to be compatible with WordPress 3.5.x as well. Turns out, it’s really easy. The heartbeat API looks excellent. View the code on Gist.

  5. The Problem with 1Password

    UPDATE: this is a clever solution. (thanks Mark) I recently wrote about the problem with PwdHash and have started making the move to 1Password as a result of my deliberations. I’ve discovered that 1Password has it’s own primary flaw: you need a device to access your passwords. With PwdHash I could always generate a password…

  6. The Rule of Awesome →

    So we instituted a new rule: If we are hiring you because you are awesome, then you have 30 days to do something awesome. And awesome is simply defined as me (or your supervisor) thinking to him/herself, “man, that’s awesome!” just once.

    I really like this idea. I think it would encourage a new hire to feel less tentative – that they are allowed take initiative and pursue an idea. New ideas can be incredibly valuable to an organization.

  7. Signing up for MLB.tv is Hard

    It took me four days to successfully sign up for MLB.tv. The first three days, I kept getting this: I tried different phone number formats. I tried to sign up with a credit card and via PayPal. I used different email addresses. I tried for three days. I recently started using 1Password instead of PwdHash.…