A Day I Will Never Forget

We came back stronger than ever. #neverforget #newyorkerforlife

Star Wars: Rogue One Cast Announced

Star Wars: Rogue One Cast Members
The cast of the upcoming Star Wars: Rogue One film set for a December 2016 release.

My not-so-inner nerd got excited when I read that principal photography for the 2016 Stars Wars: Rogue One has begun with an official cast announcement.

Rogue One takes place before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and will be a departure from the saga films but have elements that are familiar to the Star Wars universe. It goes into new territory, exploring the galactic struggle from a ground-war perspective while maintaining that essential Star Wars feel that fans have come to know.

Add a Custom WordPress Avatar to Defaults List

For years I have been using a simple function to add a custom WordPress avatar image to the list of defaults in the Discussion section of the admin dashboard. You have probably seen some iteration of my code solution elsewhere and there was nothing particularly magical about it other than it worked perfectly … until today.


I’m fairly certain these keys look prehistoric to the smartphone generation.

Iconjar: An App That Helps You Organize Icon Sets

Iconjar Screenshot

Like Spring cleaning, I have been putting off finding a solution that would make it easy for me to organize icon sets I use in my design projects. I don’t know about you but I have sets on my MacBook, my iMac, in Drive, and Dropbox. Whenever it is time to find that “right set,” I have undoubtedly forgotten where I stored it.

Display The WordPress Featured Image Caption

With the redesign of this blog, I knew I wasn’t going to be using the WordPress featured image functionality all that often. When I did, I wanted the ability to show image attributions for copyright holders or to give props back to a colleague using image captions.

After a quick cursory Google search, I realized what I wanted to accomplish wasn’t difficult and there are several published solutions available. I found an answer which functionally returned the WordPress image caption but fell a bit short as it would display an empty figcaption element when no caption had been set.

Kid Approved

Ciel Ford enjoying her first paletta.

Ciel and I crashed mom’s work event where she scored her very first palleta. Judging by the tranquil look on her face, I foresee more of these treats in the future.

In Style

Somebody rides around SATX in style #keepsareal
Somebody rides around SATX in style #keepsareal

I found these awesome two-wheelers parked outside of a La Villita Historic Arts Village cafe in downtown San Antonio. This is commuting with a dash of flair.

Endnotes: A Simple WordPress Footnotes Plugin

Endnotes WordPress Plugin

Endnotes is a free WordPress footnotes plugin that provides a simple solution for adding footnotes, references, notes, and citations to your posts or pages.

The plugin originated as a fork of John Watson’s FD Footnotes but has been updated to use the WordPress Settings API1. The original plugin’s usage and functionality has been retained.

Live Classical Music

What's better than streaming music while you work? An impromptu classical guitar piece played live.
What’s better than streaming music while you work? An impromptu classical guitar piece played live.

After an intake meeting with a potential client, we were treated to a beautiful Spanish classical guitar piece that just set the rest of the day off right.