How to painlessly shop on craigslist

When I think of online shopping, I immediately think Amazon. If I think of an item I want to buy, I check amazon first. Having had Amazon Prime for the past 6 years or so, I've become quite accustomed to free two day shipping. Plus returns are about as painless as it comes. So of course…

On to the next big adventure

In the summer of 2009, together with a couple friends we came up with the idea to start a side business offering WordPress consulting and development. We officially kicked things off on October 1st that year and by January of 2010 we had all quit our jobs to work full time at this tiny speck…

Wedding rings and sports

I should start by saying, I haven't worn a wedding ring in a long time. That started when I worked in a fish market where it can be dangerous to wear rings because they can get caught when moving heavy boxes and can lead to serious injury. I had heard stories of guys losing fingers…

Plugin-A-Palooza entry: CC: Devs

This year for WordCamp Orange County, the organizers have put together an event called Plugin-A-Palooza. To enter you simply needed to come up with an idea for a plugin, write it and release it to the WordPress plugin repo by a certain date. When I first heard about it I thought to myself, “This is…

First CrossFit comp. Didn't die.

When I first signed up at my new CrossFit box, a few guys were talking about an upcoming competition that they were planning to go to called The Axel CrossFit Showdown. It sounded like fun, so I signed up. A few weeks later they started posting the workouts that we would be doing at the…

I'm breaking up with beer

Last June when I started losing weight, I cut back on the amount of beer I drank, which in turn helped with the weight loss. No shock there, right? No, the shock for me and beer would come several months later. I don't recall the exact event, but I'm sure it had something to do…

Services and Products. Or, presenting in an interview setting.

Earlier this month I spent a week in Maui. The first part of the week was spent checking out the island and several amazing places to eat. But the end of the week, and the actual reason I was in Maui to begin with was spent at WordCamp Maui. Tough place to have to go…

My CrossFit Honeymoon

Six months ago today I stepped in to a CrossFit box (that’s a gym in CrossFit parlance) for the first time. I hadn’t had much success with memberships at other gyms in the past, but my friend had been telling me about how much CrossFit had helped him get in shape, so I wanted to give it…

My 2015 reading list

I enjoy reading, but in the past I haven't set aside enough time to dedicate to it. That's been changing and I've been reading a fair bit more over the past 6 months or so. That fact must have leaked out to all the presenters at the Pressnomics conference last month because there were a…