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Slowing Down My Blog Frequency

So a couple years ago, I made a commitment to blog once a week for the foreseeable future. I posted a new entry every Tuesday. I kept to this pretty good. I may have missed two or three Tuesdays over the course of many years. I am proud of my goal, I did what I started out to do. (more…)

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Group Coding Results: Tech on Tap Version

I actually very much enjoy spreading “the word” on PHP. I go to a lot of conferences, and present a lot. One of the most interesting concepts I’ve developed lately, however, is not a presentation but more of a group coding session. This is how it goes… (more…)

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How to discover talent, not just skill

One of the newer programmers on my team asked me the other day why I hired him. I said “I saw you had a natural talent, and have potential.” We both kind of laughed because we knew his skill level at the time was very low. He was not that experienced. But, he had more questions about how I can detect talent and potential versus just someone who has really polished looking code. (more…)

Equal distance menu items

I’ve been having this challenge - I really want to have menu items in the CMS to be equally distributed - but I don’t want them to go over the edge of the page. It’s like, I want them to wrap. I’ve been doing some work with display: table-cell. (more…)

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Slides from thatConference

My talk at thatConference went great today. You can download them here. (Also, not sure why, but the second slide would just not download the image of my kayak…) (more…)

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