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Making Lemonade

2020 has been a strange year, and not just because of all of the chaos of dealing with a global pandemic. In an unexpected turn of events, in March this year I was approached by Orman Clark (my old boss) about becoming a partner in a new venture he was starting with Jason Schuller and JR Farr.…

Saaze CMS

This site has been powered by many different CMS's over the years. Every so often I would get the urge to build a flat-file CMS in PHP and convert this blog over to whatever I'd built (e.g. Pico, Baun, etc). However, in the end, I'd always move back to WordPress because it's easy to use (even if it…

AJAX in WordPress Themes

For some reason, it seems really hard to find a nice, simple, copy-and-paste-able resource for explaining how to do AJAX requests in WordPress themes the-right-way™. So here it is. Backend Let's add the function that will return the AJAX response from the backend. This is normally added to the…

2019 Year In Review

As has been my custom for the past nine years, I like to spend a bit of time at the end of the year reflecting on the year that has been, looking ahead to the year that is to come, and noting down these reflections for posterity. Professionally This year was an unexciting but productive year in…

Yo! Podcast

This week Rob Hope was kind enough to invite me on to the Yo! Podcast to chat about the Nivo Slider, side projects, online tracking, productivity and Biffy Clyro (of course). If you have a spare 30 mins go and have a listen and let me know what you think on Twitter. If you enjoy it you should…

Grace

I'm delighted to be able to announce that on the 6th of August 2019, at exactly 8 pm, Grace Catherine Pellegrom came into the world weighing exactly 7lbs 🎉 To say we're thrilled is an understatement. I mean just look at her! I know I'm totally biased but isn't she just the most beautiful thing…

Redesign and Rebuild

Since moving back to WordPress I've been wanting to improve the design of this site to make it feel a bit less bland and bring it more in line with modern sites in terms of technology. My biggest gripe, in terms of design, was that the homepage was just a bunch of text and very uninteresting to…

Expecting Again

We're thrilled to be able to announce that my wife and I are expecting again! Another wee bundle of joy is due to arrive in August 2019. We are so thankful to God for Joshua and the amazing wee boy he has become, and we're just as thankful to Him for blessing us with a second. As with the first…

Moving Back to WordPress

It's been some time since this blog ran on WordPress. I can't remember when exactly, but some time ago I moved this blog to Medium for the convenience of not having to manage a site and the free exposure offered by Medium's network. However, these days hosting your own content is in vogue again and…

2018 Year in Review

As has been my custom for the past eight years, I like to spend a bit of time at the end of the year reflecting on the year that has been, looking ahead to the year that is to come, and noting down these reflections for posterity. Professionally Since selling my WordPress business at the end of…

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