Choosing a Webserver

So many times, people choose to run WordPress on a traditional LAMP stack…STOP IT! Just because something is an industry standard, doesn’t mean it’s good. Yes, LAMP is a good stack sometimes, but not always. That’s the important thing to know: when to use it, and when to use another stack. For the time being, […]

Categories, Monetization, and More…

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about this blog, what it means to me, where I want it to go, and all the other stuff that comes along with thinking about blogs. Thanks to the extraction of my wisdom teeth (all four!) this week, I’ve finally gotten a chance to think about what I […]

Testing with Blitz

Since I’m always seeking to increase speed, I always need new tools to test everything. I use Pingdom Tools and Google Page Speed (GPS) on an almost daily basis. Though those sites are great for testing load speed, I needed something else tested: capacity. Pingdom Tools and GPS only simulate one user at a time, […]

Writing a WordPress Plugin

I wrote a plugin for WordPress! It’s one of the most challenging yet most fulfilling things I’ve done and my only real contribution to WordPress (and calling it that is a stretch!). I’m not a developer nor do I think like one all the time. The first language I was taught was Java. I was […]

Using Typekit with WordPress

A little known fact: I love typography. I love to make things look cool, hip, awesome. I’m really not a designer though, or a marketing person – I’m just a technician! But making your fonts look cool doesn’t require a designer or a marketing type person – all you need is one plugin and a […]

WordPress, Posterous, or Tumblr?

I have accounts on just about every possible platform. Both WordPress platforms, Posterous, Tumblr, Xanga…the list goes on and on. I’ve tried them all on for size and then abandoned some of them due to the fact that it just wasn’t ‘me’, whatever that really means. I tend to be picky – very picky. You […]