Game of Thrones is totally out of control!

This is a post about GOT…

Game Of Thrones Game Of Thrones – @GameOfThrones
“I have never been nothing. I am the blood of the dragon.” WATCH Recap: #gameofthrones #baelor

This past episode was wild!

Leonardo FerreiraLeonardo Ferreira – @leualemax
RT @GameOfThrones: “SPOILER ALERT: Fans Grieve a Major Character Online” READ: #gameofthrones #baelor

Totally can’t believe they killed off NED!

Takeaways from OCWP Dev Meetup

Last night was the first OCWP Developer Meetup (OC WordPress), and it was a lot of fun! Here are some of the cool takeaways from that event…

Jeff HesterJeff Hester – @jeffhester
@zengy recommended Mac client for GIT: Tower

Steve had some great ideas about how to properly treat code – with respect to other developers, the users, the testers, et al. Meanwhile, I am like that kid in the sandbox who is convinced that my objective should not be to make a sandcastle, but rather to get all the sand out of the box.

Stephen P. KaneStephen P. Kane – @web_tomatoes
@zengy Thanks for hosting again. Video embed mentions: Viper’s Video plugin, Jetpack or MediaElement.js. Generic YouTube embed #OCWP

Ahh, thanks Stephen! I had to roll out a little early so I hadn’t caught this, but I really want to look in to it. Media embeds are perpetually a sticky topic in WP.

Just a Post about Dolphins

So, why do I have a post about Dolphins?

Years ago, I read an article about the challenges of building contextual networks. I wish I had any idea where it was, I’d post a link to the original source. But, since I can’t, I’ll provide the gist of the article:

Context is tricky. Many words have multiple meanings, and we derive meaning from sentences by comparing the word to the words around it. Take, for instance, the term ‘dolphins’. Standing alone, the assumption would be that we’re talking about dolphins swimming in the water. But what if the sentence is, “I really hope the Dolphins win this year.” Now we’re probably talking about the Miami Dolphins. Same word, two completely different contexts.

This has become an important lesson that I’m applying right now in the development of Dashster. Continue reading Just a Post about Dolphins

Groups I Participate In

It’s great to participate in forward-thinking groups. Here’s a few in Orange County that I participate in. I’m planning on jumping in to more detail and updating this list in the future, but for starters, here’s how I roll:

  • SMMOC – Social Media Mastermind of Orange County (Meetup Group)
  • OCTANe – Technology & Innovation investment accelerator
  • WordPress Orange County –

8 Business Card Design Thoughts

Last week, I realized that my new startup, DashboardLabs (DBL), was going to need a little bit of self-promotion. I had back-to-back-to-back networking opportunities between SANG, TEDx, and SMMOC, so I knew I was going to want to build at least a basic business card to hand out. Fortunately, Staples does same-day business card printing (not great card stock, but good enough for rush work) so I set out to engineer a business card.

It occurred to me that I’ve created a lot of business cards over the years, so I decided I’d share a little bit about the assumptions and things I’ve learned in those processes. Continue reading 8 Business Card Design Thoughts

That First Blog Post

Ahh, so this is that first blog post. I’m staring at a brand new WordPress installation and saying to myself, “What important & worldly knowledge should I share first?” Well, since I obviously have no worldly knowledge to share, I guess I’ll just espouse on what I want this site for.

Over the past few years, I’ve found myself writing less and less. It’s not a result of lack of topics or ideas, it’s simply that I haven’t carved out the time to sit and write. I’m certain I’m not the only one. Continue reading That First Blog Post