April, 2014

  1. To: Family & Friends

    Date: April 30, 2014

    Subject: Back in the saddle again

    Hi Everyone, I’m back from my trip – I had a great time. The only bummer was I didn’t get a chance to work on my golf game enough before I left for the trip, so I want a second chance at some of the great courses I played. A quick overview: – flew in…


  2. Reached the point in the project where the code is in my brain long after I close the computer. Even tried chasing it away with a Manhattan.

  3. I know I’ve said this before but it makes me nervous when things work the first time after a big code change/refactoring.

  4. Surviving UI Programming →

    I used to do primarily front-end web development (UI coding) before getting into the back-end stuff. The back-end stuff is less fiddly and feels more elegant. Whenever I do front-end work it always feels like I’m writing more code that I should be (generally to handle lots of edge cases). But I love creating a great user experience, and that means fiddly front-end code.

  5. That Wasn’t on the Schedule

    On Tuesday I was back in the office and itching to get back to work on my current project. That morning I got two emails about an incompatibility in Carrington Build‘s Rich Text module and WordPress 3.9. Sure enough, the change in WordPress core to upgrade to TinyMCE 4.0 coupled with changes in how TinyMCE…

  6. Constants and Reading and Writing →

    I preach the same thing, my reasons don’t just include readability, but simplicity and searchability too.

    Where are we handling 200 responses?

    I’ll search for “200”… there it is.

    I especially encourage this in WordPress dev when relating to WordPress post meta keys, filter and action names, etc. It makes refactoring easier too.