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The year of the plugin

I’ve decided that this year I’m going to learn how to build WordPress plugins. Not necesarily to publish to the wp.org repo, but something that will make my life just a little bit easier. I’ve followed Dustin Hartzler’s webinar tutorial back in Feb of 2014, but I think I will go back and re-watch it. Then […]

Docker & Grunt

Today I decided to look into Docker & Grunt. Docker doesn’t really seem like the kind of thing that would benefit me much in my workflow for building SMB WordPress websites. Looks like it might be useful for larger sites, or more likely, web apps. Grunt, I have setup and am planning to use it […]

Virtualbox & WP-CLI

Today I wanted to take my new knowledge of SSH a little further, so I created a Virtual Machine, installed Ubuntu and then installed Apache, PHP, and MySQL. I then installed WordPress and accessed it from my local machine by adding a hostname in my hosts file mapped to the IP of the VM. After […]

The beard is gone

A couple of weeks ago, I posted here that I was going to participate in the World’s Greatest Shave and lose my beard to raise money. Well as promised in that post, here is the follow-up. Yesterday (Saturday, March 14), I went down to Westfield where the local ‘Shave event’ was being held. Before I […]

I’m shaving my beard for a cure!

Just over 15 years ago, I was diagnosed with AML Leukaemia. Long story short, after 9 months in hospital, I walked out the front door to go home. Unfortunately, not many people get that opportunity. Today 31 people will get the news they have blood cancer. According to Facebook, the last time I came close to […]