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How to stop WordPress from asking for FTP connection information when using MAMP Pro

Ever tried to run a WordPress update when developing locally using MAMP and been met with this screen? This is usually due to file permission issues and WordPress being unable… Continue Reading →

More on the saga of “but first, coffee”

I’m late in sharing this, but last December Sprudge published an excellent article looking at the history of “but first, coffee” (and my part of it). Highlights for me were… Continue Reading →

Corrupt / Glitchy Cursor in InDesign (CC 2017) in macOS High Sierra

Apple released macOS 10.13 High Sierra to the public today, and a nasty bug affecting InDesign from early betas is still an issue.

Fixing PHP code coloring in Dreamweaver CC (2017)

When Adobe updated Dreamweaver CC from 2015 to 2017 they completely rewrote the code coloring engine, bringing it into alignment with Brackets. This had the unfortunate side effect of obliterating… Continue Reading →

Celebrate National Coloring Book Day belatedly with this podcast coloring book!

Did you know yesterday was National Coloring Book Day? Neither did I until 7pm last night! It was good motivation to finish a beta version of this podcast coloring book I’ve been idly… Continue Reading →

How to make any photo work as a 360 photosphere on Facebook

Facebook recently rolled out the ability for anyone to upload a 360 panorama or photosphere that can be clicked through on desktop, viewed with certain VR headsets, or viewed by… Continue Reading →

Why I make something awful, every day

I just published my first entry on Medium, detailing some of my thoughts behind the last five years of making something awful. Why I make something awful, every day

Back Vast: The Crystal Caverns on Kickstarter

My brother-in-law Patrick Leder just launched (and already successfully funded) a new tabletop boardgame Kickstarter. Designed by him and David Somerville with art by Kyle Ferrin, Vast: The Crystal Caverns… Continue Reading →

Exploring off canvas nav menus with Bootstrap

I’ve been stuck in the weeds figuring out navigation patterns for a major project at work, so I thought I’d quickly share some examples I’ve been referencing. The site Adventures in… Continue Reading →

Some link highlights from this year’s SXSW

I saw lots of great (and some not so great) panels once again this year in Austin at SXSW. These are their stories.