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Why I’ve given up my business

Four hikers waving.

tl;dr version:
It wasn’t working, I wasted a lot of time, and I prefer to not eat ramen noodles for meals unless it’s proper Japanese ramen.

I’m looking for full-time employment, if you’re hiring, please get in touch.

If that’s enough for you, cool. If you really want to know more, keep reading.

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Podcasting Production: The Wicked Fast Edition

editing an episode

Now that there are 16 episode/lets of the WordPress Help Twins podcast (as of this writing), I’ve been getting questions about what goes into creating it. Here’s a tour of the process at breakneck speed.

I took over editing episode/lets of the WordPress Help Twins podcast on episode #3. I’m used to editing video, sometimes having to organize several hours of footage from multiple cameras, so editing an audio podcast is simple by comparison.

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WordCamp Seattle

Hey Seattle folks, I’ll be co-hosting the There Are No Dumb Questions: Q&A With the WordPress Help Twins workshop with Kelli Wise of Pint Sized Sites at WordCamp Seattle, the Beginner Edition October 24.

If you’re new to the WordPress world, WordCamp is a great place to learn new things, meet some dope folks, and get answers. A full day of WordPress information and connections is only $20, and lunch is included. What are you waiting for? Grab a ticket!

In addition to our Q&A workhop, Kelli and I will also be holding court at the Help Desk/Happiness Bar (no booze, sorry). Ask us about the WordPress Help Twins podcast we’re creating.

Responsive images can be a pain in the butt

So you’ve jumped into the responsive design waters, and after some headbanging (with or without metal playing), swearing, confusion, and whatever else you’ve experienced, you’ve gotten your site to display correctly on multiple resolutions and devices. Your images are doing what you want them to do at smaller resolutions/devices… mostly.

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When bots know your username

Note – 05/01/2014: This post refers to the Better WordPress Security plugin which is now called iThemes Security.

I often get asked how I troubleshoot certain problems with websites. I’m never sure how to answer that question because it depends on the situation. As a result, I don’t write many blogs on the topic. Every so often, I troubleshoot a problem that could easily happen to others, and write about it. This is one of those times.

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