Category Miscellaneous

Other types of posts

We’re Going to Miss You Ferndog

My Yellow Lab, Fern, smiling on the beach

Yesterday afternoon we made the tough decision to say goodbye to our dog, Fern. In recent weeks she’d gotten more picky about her eating. She’d always been different than most labradors, who will eat every last crumb of whatever you…

WordPress Apple Watch Wallpapers

Today is WordPress’ 15th birthday! 🎉🍰 In honor of it, I threw together a couple of simple Apple Watch wallpapers with the WordPress logo on them. You can sync these to your watch using Photos and then use them as the…

Changing Shades

After 6 wonderful years working at my alma mater, today is my final day at UNC. Starting Monday I'll be working as a WordPress core contributor for Bluehost.

Cary Open Data Maynard Loop Filter

Map highlighting the Maynard Loop in Cary, NC

I live in downtown Cary, NC and often am interested in getting data specific to this area.  So I created a geo polygon filter on the Town of Cary's open data portal to filter down results that include geographical data…

Simple Automated phpBB Database Backups

I run a small phpBB forum hosted with WebFaction and I was looking for a really simple way to make automated daily backups of the database in case I accidentally destroy it somehow. 😬 The Backup Script So I threw together…


This past weekend I we had a bachelor party for my soon to be brother in law. He didn't want to do anything crazy, just hang out with some friends, so we rented a house on the Cape Fear just outside of Wilmington, NC. It turned out to be one of the most bizarre and interesting places I've ever stayed.

WordCamp Raleigh 2014

I spoke at WordCamp Raleigh on Sunday about my experience with running a large multisite network. Here are the slides from that presentation: Managing Multisite: Lessons from a Large Network from William Earnhardt They also recorded all of the talks, so I hope…

Toodledo UserStyle is one of the best To Do list software/services available, but their user interface leaves a lot to be desired. I built a Userstyle that works with the Stylish browser plugin to completely change the appearance of the web app and make it resemble a native MacOSX application.