A Search Shortcut For Any Theme

Sometimes you find a WordPress theme you love, like Twenty Nineteen, but it’s just missing something you really want, like a search bar at the top. I’ve covered my other Twenty Nineteen tweaks in an earlier post, but folks have asked about this too. Since it works for pretty much any theme, I figured a […]

WordPress 5.1 Released

WordPress 5.1 has been released! This release introduces performance enhancements for the new block editor (formerly referred to as Gutenberg), along with a handy new feature that makes sure you aren’t running under an outdated version of PHP and that you won’t install any plugins which require a higher version of PHP than you currently have. […]

The Shadow in the Archive

I’m a fan of The Shadow. I have seen the movie, I have read the comics, I have an awesome Shadow figure, I tracked down some episodes on Spotify, and I loved Masks. You get the picture, I’m a fan of The Shadow. I just love his straight-forward-yet-somehow-mystical approach to fighting crime, it’s perfectly balanced. […]

Masks

The weed of crime bears bitter fruit. Masks is a very interesting mini series from writer Chris Roberson and artists Alex Ross and Dennis Calero. The premise is basically “The Avengers, but with pulp classic heroes.” New York has become shockingly totalitarian, and the only ones willing to put a stop to it are The […]

Happy New Year! the 2019 edition

2019 begins today, so it’s a great time to┬ástart using some basic privacy tools,┬ámake sure your browser is up to date,┬áupdate all of your passwords, and┬ásetup two factor authentication wherever you can. This site’s top five items last year were Cloudup: Free File Sharing from Automattic, Modern Aircraft Accident Investigation Equipment and Techniques, Fix for Stuck Health […]

Hawaii in December

This is the first year that Mom has lived on the big island of Hawaii, so Sarah and I decided it would be good to spend some of the winter break down there this year, mostly around the Kona district. We had a great time, and you know I love to take photos, so here […]

Twenty Nineteen Tweaks

The Sorbet theme has served me well for a number of years, but it doesn’t have full support for everything that the new editor introduced in WordPress 5.0 offers, so I figured it was time to move on to the new Twenty Nineteen default theme. Twenty Nineteen is a beautiful, simple, and clean theme, but […]

WordPress 5.0 Released

WordPress 5.0 has been released! This release introduces an entirely new editor (commonly referred to as Gutenberg), along with the new Twenty Nineteen default theme! 423 volunteers contributed to this release, lead by Matt Mullenweg. At the time of writing this, WordPress 5.0 has been out for about 5 hours, and has already been downloaded 1,054,064 […]

Automattic Meetup 2018

This year, Automattic went to Orlando, Florida for our annual Grand Meetup. We had almost 800 employees spanning the globe, suddenly just spanning 1 hotel for the week. It’s great to build things in person with people you usually only communicate with via text. Sure, it’s a little bit overwhelming, but I always walk away […]

Star Wars: Thrawn

Chiss do not make idle boasts or promises. Once they set their minds to something, they succeed, or die in the attempt. When Disney removed decades of Star Wars Expanded Universe content from canon, fan-favorite Grand Admiral Thrawn was on of the few characters who managed to stay onboard. He is the only non-human officer […]