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Open Letter to Congressman Lamar Smith Regarding SOPA Championing

An email sent to the House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), who insists on pushing the SOPA bill through committee. Dear Mr. Smith- This is an open letter which will be published online, and promoted on Facebook, Twitter and other networks. As a Texas resident, I find it […]

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Welcome to Baltimore! (Or a Playoff Weekend Guide to Charm City)

It’s no secret that I’m a Ravens fan. Even sitting here in a coffee shop deep in the heart of Texas (with my cowboy hat, boot, deep Texas drawl and a ‘preciation for all those who venture into our fair area of heaven). So, it’s with deep pride that I […]

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Your Fiefdom Doesn’t Matter (Or Get your Head out of Your Regional Startup Ass)

There’s this thing called Protectionism. Protectionism is largely a political word used to describe the retreat to self-isolationism for the sake of preserving well-being. It was a word tossed around in late 2008 and 2009 after the market crash when the international community joined together to try to stave off […]

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Dude, Shut Your Effing Social Media Mouth.

It’s been awhile since I ranted. Like really ranted. I’m about to change that. <rant> It’s no secret that social media marketing has turned largely douchey. Self-important blowhards show up at SXSW, Blog World Expo and many other industry events every year with the sole purpose of being socialites and schmoozing […]

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Skunkworks

Back in October, I announced my departure from WP Engine. At that time, though I didn’t talk about it on this blog, I decided to take some time off, more or less. Since 2006, I’ve been hard at work with very little time alotted to myself. I spent 2 years […]

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My Maryland Cream of Crab Soup with a Texas Twist [UPDATE]

Once a year, I am invited to a holiday potluck and every year, I’m asked to make my Maryland Cream of Crab Soup. My recipe has evolved over time and now, as a Texas resident, have added a new twist on it. Ingredients 1 quart of Half and Half 1 […]

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The Top 50 Stories Since the Invasion of Iraq

War is over, if you want it. ~John Lennon This is a time of year, as we draw 2011 to a close and embark on 2012, to reminisce about the events of the last year. It’s a tradition followed by journalists, bloggers, and opinionistas alike. But since today marks the […]

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TUTORIAL: Adding an oEmbed Provider to WordPress

I don’t often write tutorials. I probably should. But normally it’s only when someone asks me something and I think, “Hey, self… you should write up how to do this”. As if a book wasn’t enough. Last night I was at the Austin Web Holiday party, a gathering of some […]

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10 Things You Need to Know About WordPress 3.3

WordPress 3.2 has been downloaded a killer 12M+ times. WordPress as a whole continues to grow and is touted to be in the approximate 14% of the web zone. That’s ridiculously huge and it astounds me how big the projects footprint has become in the 7 years I’ve been around […]

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TUTORIAL: Using Sass and Compass for managing CSS in WordPress

I don’t often write tutorials but since the rebuild of the WP Engine website some months ago, I have been turned on to the use of a brilliant combination of tools made for development in a Ruby on Rails environment. That doesn’t mean we can’t make it work for WordPress […]

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