The Reinvention of Normal

March 26, 2015

“Go straight off the wall” said his dad and Dominic does just that. The film follows Dominic Wilcox, an artist / inventor / designer, on his quest for new ideas….Transforming the mundane and ordinary into something surprising, wondrous and strangely thought provoking.

Vimeo – The Reinvention of Normal

The user is drunk

March 25, 2015

Your website should be so simple, a drunk person could use it.

You can’t test that. I’ll do it for you.

WHAT: I’ll get very drunk, and then review your website. I’ll send you a document outlining where I thought the website needed help, and a screencast of me going over the website.

HOW MUCH: $150 per site.

There are some ideas in this world where you cannot tell if ridiculously stupid or simply genius. This is one of those.

The user is drunk

CSS-Tricks – An introduction to WordPress Escaping

March 24, 2015

If you’re a WordPress developer that writes HTML/CSS/JS (which is 100% of theme developers and 99% of plugin developers), you need to know the basics of front end security for WordPress. WordPress gives you all the tools you need to make your theme or plugin secure. You just need to know how and when to use each tool.

CSS-Tricks published a good introduction to Escaping in WordPress and why it is so important. There’s no excuse anymore to not make your front end code secure.

Introduction to WordPress Front End Security: Escaping the Things

A comprehensive Guide to WordPress Core Contributing

March 20, 2015

It’s great to see more and more companies giving back a portion of their time to contribute code back to the WordPress Core. If you’re just starting out and want to dedicate some of your time, it can be confusing at first to find the right things to work on. Delicious Brains (the makers of the awesome WP Migrate DB Pro Plugins) are dedicating one day each month to core contributing and they just wrote this really comprehensive Developers Guide to Contributing to WordPress Core. Read this if you want to contribute and don’t know how to start.

A Developer’s Guide to Contributing to WordPress Core

I ❤ Scanbot

March 18, 2015


Accounting is one of those things most people – me included – hate to do. And even if you have someone else doing it for you, you still have to keep track of and store your receipts and stuff somehow to hand over to your Accountant.

My process up until now was basically photographing the Receipt, getting the Photo on my Mac, making a PDF from it, possibly join some of them into one single PDF, letting OCR over it and then save it with a proper name in the right folder. This really sucked!

Today i found out about Scanbot, which is truly perfect and the price for the PRO-Version was a no-brainer. It scans directly from my phone and directly generates PDF Files. It can directly join multiple scans into one PDF. It does all the OCR and is connected to the proper folder on my Dropbox so i can just sit and wait until my receipts pop up. Yay!

If you don’t use anything like this already, you should check out Scanbot.