Depeche Mode

Always been one of my favorite bands, but their songs are hit or miss. Actually, the segments of their songs are like that. At times they can blow me away with Gahan’s vocals and the layers beneath, and then lose me with a shift into something that’s just not right. E.g.: http://youtu.be/XfG8O_Fq_vg?t=1m34s The chorus there […]

Nancy the swimmer

So Nan has decided she doesn’t want to swim. Well, she’s always complained about going to swim team but I finally caved and stopped bringing her. I guess that makes me a bad parent. I just got sick of fighting with her, dragging her out the door with a grocery bag of wet towels, suits, […]

Game idea

This is so simple, and doable You control a node You can move that node around in a fixed 2d space If you collide with another node, you fight by clicking as fast as you can If you click faster than that node, you grow Clickrate is modified by your size The bigger you are, […]

Chubby design

You heard it here first, folks. The next big thing in cutting-edge design is hereby being dubbed “chubby” design. What is chubby? Bursting at the seams Easy/inviting to touch/rub The opposite of all this hyperthin helvetica apple rolled out with ios 7 Get the first unapologetic chubby design today – the chubbies icon font: https://github.com/field2/chubbies

Easy BBQ Chicken

Ingredients: 1 chicken, cut into 8 pieces, or whatever bone-in chicken you have laying around 1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce ———- Start the grill. Dump the bottle of sauce in a pot. Fill the bottle with water, shake it up, pour into the pot. When it’s boiling, add the chicken. Cook for 20-25 […]

On WordPress as a career skill

WordPress is quickly becoming an essential skill for people in a wide variety of industries. Therefore, it’s imperative that educational institutions prepare graduates to manage, maintain, develop and design WordPress powered sites, blogs and apps. Soon we’ll see WP listed as a requirement on as many job listings as MS-Office, and students should confidently be […]

Posts to facebook and twitter

I’m researching plugins that will auto-post to FB and Twitter accounts. Most plugins force you to create facebook “apps” to do the FB thing, a process that I despise. This one is called “social”, and it apparently doesn’t require an app.  I’ll report my findings at the next Buffalo WordPress Users meetup tomorrow evening. If […]

Dirty Shrimp Risotto Recipe

Made this last night, easy and quick, mmm. This is a great way to cook shrimp as it’s hard to overcook them, and they absorb all the flavors of the rice. I call it “Dirty” rice because this batch ended up with a nice grey-brown color, but YMMV… Ingredients: 1 bag frozen, EZ-Peel shrimp, 24-30 […]