On Setting My 2019 Goals

I’m the sentimental type that takes a new year very seriously. There is something about the natural pause at the holidays that makes goal-setting, planning, and otherwise organizing seem so natural. I did not make goals for 2018. As 2017 turned into 2018 I was preoccupied with recovering from the trauma associated with a life-threatening… Continue reading On Setting My 2019 Goals

2016 Year in Review

Early in 2016, I left my job, became self employed, and never actually announced that fact to the world. Here’s why: It’s scary. Terrifying, in fact. At first, I didn’t share because I was adjusting in the same way anyone with a new job adjusts. I had left my full time job as a senior… Continue reading 2016 Year in Review

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On the Death of Websites

When most people think of a website dying they think of sites that are temporarily pushed off the face of the internet by denial of service attacks or sites that are maimed and manipulated by hackers. Though these two things certainly do cause websites to “die” temporarily, there are so many other ways websites can… Continue reading On the Death of Websites

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What Developers Mean when they say “Don’t Hack Core”

In both the WordPress and Drupal communities you’ll frequently hear the refrain “don’t hack core.” What does that mean though? Often I see this phrase used out of context or without explanation. When I was first learning to code, I certainly didn’t know what it meant, I just knew that one time my mentor pointed… Continue reading What Developers Mean when they say “Don’t Hack Core”

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