Author: James Huff

  • World Mental Health Day

    World Mental Health Day

    It’s World Mental Health Day, and I wanted to take this opportunity to share a list of tools that have helped me: Wysa: A free app that helps you self-manage stress with an AI chatbot that’s great at its job and seamlessly integrates with various tools and actual human therapists. Wysa is the app I […]


  • Back on WordPress.com (again)

    Back on WordPress.com (again)

    It’s been a while, so before I dive in, let me clear this up quickly; There are two WordPresses: WordPress.org and WordPress.com. Briefly, WordPress.org is site-building software offered for free and built and supported entirely by volunteers. WordPress.com is a site-building service that uses and contributes back to the WordPress.org software, adds lots of cool […]


  • Tumblr vs. WordPress

    Tumblr vs. WordPress

    Before I begin, I don’t mean this to be a hit piece. I love both platforms dearly, and as I’ve been noticing myself spending much more time on one than the other, I thought I’d explain why. Let’s start with my old friend, WordPress. WordPress is an open-source publishing platform. It’s software, provided for free […]


  • How I Make GIFs … in 2022

    About a year ago, I shared how I made GIFs. Since then, a lot has changed, so I figured it was time for an update. A few months back, Automattic sent me a new computer, complete with an M1 Max SoC (we’re hiring, btw). If you’ve heard anything about Apple’s new M1 chips, it’s probably […]


  • California Botanic Garden, part 2

    Yesterday, Sarah and I went back to the California Botanic Garden. Since our first visit, the garden is now completely open, so naturally I took more photos. I’m absolutely in love with this place, and while I expect more photos to come in the future, it felt wrong to let the previous post stand alone […]