monday at five

Part 12 of 15 in the series distracted by haiku

painful confusion

i can not think in straight lines

thoughts crash and I fail


Laracon 2015
Part 9 of 15 in the series distracted by haiku

socializing is

not always impossible

when in the right crowd


thank you laracon

for making this hardest thing

seem like a good time


Focus - Nina Matthews Photography
Part 3 of 15 in the series distracted by haiku

mind jumping around

serial uni-tasking

need to stay focused


Looking Outside by Karen Hillman
Part 5 of 15 in the series distracted by haiku

stuck inside the house

too confused to get away

not living the dream

first step

Footprints in the Gobi Desert by James Handlon
Part 6 of 15 in the series distracted by haiku

so much work to do

a thousand steps to get there

start with the first one

doing it wrong

eye clock
Part 7 of 15 in the series distracted by haiku

working at all hours

highly marketable skills

still hard to get by

Placeholder Text Generators


Updated on 3/22/19 to add Jeffsum. I generate a lot of Lorem Ipsum text when I am laying out websites. Usually I use a keyboard shortcut or the old standby, I also like Fillerati. Those are nice because they include the option to add different HTML tags, such as <p> , <li> , and headings. Today while I …

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Favorite One-Trick Utility of the Year

Before I found this tool, I would open images in Photoshop to get proportional values for widths and heights. There are definitely easier ways to go about that, but Photoshop was always the first to come to mind. My new favorite tool for generating proportional image sizes is the Aspect Ratio Calculator.

For the Math inclined, it uses this formula:

original height / original width x new width = new height

Interview on Laravel News

I got interviewed by Eric Barnes on Laravel News about the Baltimore Laravel group and other web development related things 🙂

Mother’s Day Wish

Wish I could take your pain away Wish I could take you out in the sunny day Wish I could make you stronger So you could come home for longer Wish I could hurt instead of you I’d give anything to make that true Wish I could hold you and make things right Wish I …

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Favorite Codex Tip Of The Day

To remove meta boxes created by plugins, ‘admin_menu’ is fired too early, use ‘do_meta_boxes’ instead. Such a simple thing, but I wasted at least 15 minutes by using the wrong action hook. The meta box in this case was not created by a plugin, but by the parent theme of a child theme that I …

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Craziest year ever. Not even sure what to write about it. 2014 looks to be more of the same. So many things. K’s dad. I hope he has a better 2014 than 2013. Same with K and her mom and her sister, L. And me. Too many things have been going on for so long, …

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This is Autism

This is Autism

This is autism. Sometimes I can’t talk, but I can think. Sometimes I can’t think, but I can feel. Sometimes I don’t fit in. Sometimes I am just like you. This is autism. Thoughts crash. Never-ending attempts to organize the world into separate parts. The lines are blurred. When all things are one, everything fits …

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Set Line Height in Komodo

Have I mentioned that I love Komodo IDE? Still, I occasionally come across an annoyance. One very annoying thing is that there is no way to change the line height in the editor other than changing the font size. I like to have a larger than average line height for better readability. I recently noticed …

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