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A Fresh Look at PHP

July 20, 2020
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I never have been an active PHP developer. I’ve worked with it on the occasions I’ve had to, like hacking WordPress, or for smaller quick and dirty projects, but had never seriously considered the language for anything beyond that. I have been familiar with the language from the early days, even before it offered any…

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Refreshing an old app for a pandemic

May 13, 2020
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Refreshing an old app for a pandemic

We developed the Phew app in 2015, when iOS 8 was the new hot item. After 2016, the app received minor updates for bug fixes and iOS compatibility, but by the time iOS 13 came out last last year, the app had become somewhat dated.…

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Welcome to my world – Work from home tips from a veteran

March 17, 2020
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Welcome to my world – Work from home tips from a veteran

With “shelter in place” orders here in the Bay Area, companies are scrambling to support and enable employees working from home. If you’ve never done it before, or only work from home occasionally, it is a lot different when it’s the primary, or in this…

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Don’t throw away your fat clothes

September 30, 2019
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I usually reserve this blog for techie geek stuff. I don’t generally write about personal things on this blog, or anywhere online for that matter. Talking about this is hard…

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140plus.com – Another Twitter App Bites The Dust

August 21, 2019
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140plus.com – Another Twitter App Bites The Dust

In 2010, I introduced 140plus.com as a sort of anti-Wordpress (“anti” in the sense of opposite, not in opposition to), or i.e. a zero-config blogging platform, using just your Twitter…

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Getting ready for a post-car America

December 30, 2018
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Getting ready for a post-car America

Without a doubt, the 20th century was the century of the car. Automobiles came into their own and changed the culture in America and across Europe. Before the car, people…

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