First day of school 2019

We’ve been getting Chloe ready for school for about a year. Even though she has zero trouble getting up on stage and dancing with the Center Stage Dance Company, she is an introvert like her dad (hi!) and has a hard time with new people, especially in large groups. Tara has been working with herContinue reading “First day of school 2019”

Home Networking Upgrade

At the time of this post, we subscribe to Spectrum’s Ultimate Internet Package (300/10 Mbps). This package costs a bit extra but offers 3x the bandwidth vs the 100 Mbps base package. Since I work from home, it’s easy to justify the extra expense. To maximize that bandwidth, my office has a DOCSIS 3.0 MotorolaContinue reading “Home Networking Upgrade”

Band Camp 2019

Chase started by trying out for the drum line at the end of the school year. The freshmen are told beforehand, that the drum line is mainly comprised of upperclassmen, but they’re allowed to try out anyway. Chase and the rest of the frosh didn’t make it, so he was assigned to play on theContinue reading “Band Camp 2019”

Perfect Movie Theater Popcorn?

Making delicious movie theater-quality popcorn at home is waaaay easier than you think. The secret is the steam released from the kernels as the pop, and Flavicol, a delicious popcorn salt used at movie theaters. Let’s get poppin’!

2018: A Year In Review

I didn’t get around to posting a review for 2017, which was mega huge, since we bought a house, renovated it, and then helped launch a church. But since I’ve got a few minutes, here goes… Family life Wyatt (2), is a rambunctious toddler currently going through his terrible two’s. He loves dinosaurs, monster trucks,Continue reading “2018: A Year In Review”

Podcasting: Sound Like a Radio DJ

After listening to episode #265 of Shop Talk Show, where Chris Coyer mentioned he wanted to sound “like the guy on the radio”; I was compelled to share my knowledge of radio studios.

2016: A Year In Review

I’m terrible at blogging (Instagram is just easier to post life events and memories too) so I figured I would write a “year in review” post instead. It’s lengthy, so let’s just get to it…

The Cold Flowchart

I love a good flow chart. While I had a cold recently, I went looking through our medicine cabinet at all the different pills and syrups…I was super confused by all the claims on the boxes. I did some research on what the best over-the-counter medicine was for each symptom. So, while laying in bed gettingContinue reading “The Cold Flowchart”

Modify a Custom Post Type after it’s been registered

Today I was tasked with adding functionality to an existing custom post type. The problem was, the CPT was being registered in a plugin that I could not edit. After some digging, I found there’s a filter for that that allows you to modify a custom post type after it’s been registered some other way. apply_filters( ‘register_post_type_args’, $args, $post_type ); HookingContinue reading “Modify a Custom Post Type after it’s been registered”

Filter and clean the Archive Title

This client wanted to feature their archive titles in a large hero area. The PSD excluded the prefixes like, “Category:”, “Tag:”, “Author:”, etc…

Get a WordPress Category ID

I rode the struggle bus pretty hard on this one today. I needed to ignore the “featured” category in a loop, and to do so, WP_Query() requires the category ID. Luckily, I found a handy function: get_term_by();

My truck buying experience

I wanted to catalog my recent experiences buying a vehicles so “future Greg” would remember why he did what he thought was best for his family at the time. (creepy third person talk!)