Words About Stuff

July 7, 2017

Because I want to remember a) that it's possible to send an email to multiple email fields and b) remember how to do it.

May 2, 2016

Two of the things I find myself most often doing when maintaining Drupal sites is 1) downloading the latest version of Drupal and 2) downloading the latest version of the Drupal 7 CKEditor module. Drush and all that notwithstanding, I'm constantly downloading these two things separately because I can't just tick the checkbox and let Drupal auto-update them.

January 26, 2015

A few weeks ago, I launched a new utility called DrupalVersion.com. It has one simple purpose: find out if your sites are up to date with the latest version of Drupal (6 or 7). It was a weekend project that provided a solution to a need we have at Thrive, to find out if any of our retainer clients' sites need updating, all in one place.

January 4, 2015

So here we are. 2015.

Last year around this time I posted an article here that wrapped up 2013 and set some goals for 2014. The slate has once again been wiped clean for the new year, but now's as good of a time as any to reflect on the past year and set new goals for the coming one.

These are last years goals and a short word on how I fared....

May 6, 2014

For anyone who reads this blog, you'll notice that I've fallen way short of my goal of writing one post a week all year long. It hasn't been for a lack of desire or even a lack of ideas.

Instead, the blog writing got put on hold while I focused a majority of my time on a new project, FlipQuiz.

February 12, 2014

As a site developer for a web development agency, I often have the need to send clients pieces of content (pages, blog posts, team bios, etc) for review. These are pieces that cannot yet be live in the site, so they need to remain unpublished and be reviewed.

Sending links to clients with a login string in the URL is a great way to speed up the process, but I had to write a module to iron out the wrinkles for our clients.

February 7, 2014

While the source code for this tiny web app is freely available on github, this post is more about the process of meeting a personal need.

I wanted something that suited my own specific desire: finding a movie's rating and release year quickly.

February 2, 2014

Lately, I've been trying to take a look at how I develop forms. Fields need to be validated and it's always better for the user to be notified on the spot.

But what if we can format the users' fields for them as they fill them out? Then we can avoid possible form - or worse, shopping cart - abandonment.

January 26, 2014

So it all started when I was looking for a weather widget for a client's website. After looking at what felt like 300 old, dated, gross weather widgets, I finally found one that is pretty nice. Scratch that, this one is beautiful. I was able to set the city name, latitude, longitude, and color for the temperature bars, but I thought "What if they could let someone (me) provide their (my) own CSS file in the URL?"

So I set out to develop my concept.

January 19, 2014

Recently I was at a family members house where they had recently remodeled their bathroom. On top of this toilet is a dual-flush set of buttons wher you can push one, the other, or both simultaneously.

Without any kind of clarifying indication, I am unsure what will happen when I press these buttons​.

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