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Working with WordPress

A guide to figuring out when–and when NOT
to buy that “perfect” plugin or theme

Solutions that don’t cost megabucks

For the single, or small company developer, one doesn’t necessarily need the highest priced theme or plugin that’s available.

Job hunting in 2009–it’s a whole new world

Ah, the good old days. When you could find a job in a day or two. Sometimes within hours. 2009, on the other hand, sucks big time. My last contract ended on May1, and I’ve been looking for a job for 3 months now. I keep a spreadsheet of jobs…

Great hotkey program–Autohotkey

I found this through PC Mag about a year ago, and have been using it ever since. Autohotkey is free, and does several great things, which I illustrate here: You can key in an abbreviation, like btw, and it will automatically expand to “by the way.” You define the expansion…

The ultimate blog software–WordPress

I have struggled for years to put up a decent looking web site. What I usually ended up with, although functional, was a patchwork of different pages, all with different functions. Then, I started reading about WordPress. What makes it so wonderful? It’s free It has hundreds of templates You…