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New Favorite Channel

NetworkChuck I found a channel I cannot stop watching on youtube. NetworkChuck. I love this channel so much, I am a paid subscriber. This is the first time I have paid to join a YouTube channel. I love this guy! What started me loving this channel is this video here. Which I am going to do! Check out the channel and enjoy. I’ll of course be documenting my way through creating this little...

Ford Lightning

Fully Electric 4X4 Truck Back in June I reserved one of the new Ford F150 Lightning trucks due to come out in 2022. We are getting really close to being allowed to actually order the truck and I am very excited. I don’t like waiting, but waiting is going to pay off. The F150 is my favorite truck, with the Raptor being my absolute favorite. I can’t stand the way a V6 sounds, so even...

Update WordPRess Via WP-CLI

Updating WordPress Core via the CLI. Updating WordPress via the CLI is pretty easy. First make sure you have wp-cli installed. I’ll use my Linode as an example. # wget --2021-08-02 03:09:12-- Resolving raw.githubusercontent.com (raw.githubusercontent.com)... 185.199.108.133, 185.199.109.133, 185.199.110.133, ... Connecting to raw.githubusercontent.com (raw.githubusercontent.com)|185.199.108...

Creativity & Lumi Keys

Return to creativity Music is probably one of the most influential forces in my life. Whether I am creating it, listening to it, or writing it, it’s something that brings me peace and fulfills that creator drive inside. Music has always been a part of my life. I learned guitar and piano when I was 6 and have always had a keyboard and guitars around. In college I studied classical guitar and...

Wio Terminal Network Analyzer

What better way to get acquainted with the Wio Terminal than a project! I saw the Dual Band WiFi Analyzer with Wio Terminal example and decided to follow it. It was a pretty smooth and fun process. You start by setting up the Wio Terminal software, then you update the Wireless Core RTL8720 firmware and install all related libraries. python3 ambd_flash_tool.py erase python3 ambd_flash_tool.py...

adafruit Clue Projects

One of my team mates at work started a project group for within my team to experiment with a Clue. This thing is so cool! The idea is to try project together as a group. So far there are 5 of us and I imagine it will grow even larger as word spreads. My Clue arrived today, along with a Wio Terminal which I plan to try several projects with as well. I’ll post updates as they come, including...

Linode & WordPress

I recently grabbed a Linode and turned it into a web server. It was so fun! Securing Linux, installing, configuring, and securing services, getting it all working with WordPress and iptables, I spent a few hours having a blast. Keep an eye out for a tutorial. I’ll take you from sign up to launching a WordPress site. It’s under $5 a month for everything.

Updates to the home office – Work with me!

I work for a great company. One of the many perks that I and my co-workers enjoy is a regular hardware refresh. That along with a paid three-month sabbatical encouraged every five years, home office, career coaching, time off (open vacation policy) and more! I am sharing so you come and work with me! So it was time for a hardware refresh this month, and it was also time to pick out my four-year...

Customer Success

Customer Success My favorite definition of Customer Success is very simple. Delivering value with a wonderful experience. If I were to imagine that I myself was in a Customer Success Manager role, I would see my function as making sure that post sale, our new customer stays our customer. I would be regularly taking their pulse to see if they are deriving value from our product and if they need...

Sabbatical Plans

After 5 years I have earned a sabbatical! I have planned it for the summer of 2021. Here are the things I want to do. Travel: 14 days in New Zealand (Bonus: Hobbiton!)Complete this rally school, get licensed and participate in a rally. While there drive and explore New England in a rally car, possibly WRX or BMW. (14 days)Camping trip in Tahoe or Sierras with family, including...

My Bucket List

Updated often. And growing, because … life. Travel Travel to GermanyTravel to IrelandAlaskan Cruise and a side trek to the Yukon to visit Lisa (Scheduled for summer of 2021)Travel to NetherlandsTravel to New Zealand and see Hobbiton (Scheduled for summer 2021)Travel to MexicoHike Half DomeTravel to CanadaTravel to Scotland3 month hike on the pacific trailTravel to IcelandTravel to...

Loop through an array

Today I needed to loop through the output of a command on the WP CLI. The most simple way I could think to do that was to save the output of the command into an array and loop through it. What I did was use wp site list to get the subsites on a WordPress Multisite. I needed to pass each of those sites as an argument to a command and give it some time in between each execution since it was going...

VIP Grand Meetup

In October WordPress VIP headed to the Rotterdam in the Netherlands for the VIP Grand Meetup! This was my first VIP GM and the first year not attending the main Automattic GM. I had a blast getting to know the amazing folks in VIP. You can view some photos of the trip here.

Hawaii

I had a great time with my wife and my team (Tatooine) in Hawaii. We were there 12 days total. The only thing I would change is the location in Hawaii. Honolulu is very crowded. It’s a big city that felt like Los Angeles, only the driving was 100 times worse. It was hot and humid as well. If I was to go back to Hawaii I would choose a different island. We rented a car for 7 days and left...

Hawaii: Team Tatooine MeetUp!

My team is having a MeetUp in Hawaii and it should be a lot of fun. I am looking forward to spending some time with my team, Tatooine in WooCommerce, as well as a team from .com that is having their MeetUp in the same location. We have some cross team stuff planned that should be really great learning experiences. When I have been on team and company wide meet ups, I have really enjoyed fitness...

Closing Party

Last night was the closing party which officially ends the Grand Meetup.

The party was held at Epcot Center not too far from our hotel. It was a blast! The food, the band (our own Automatticians), the fireworks, just an amazing experience as always! View the album here!

First Commit to WordPress Core

This week during the Grand Meetup I was in a class called "Contributing to Core". It was such a great class in that I got an inside view to all things WordPress Core. By the end of class I had my very first commit to WordPress Core. The commit was a fix for #45028 that my co-worker filed during the class.

A8CGM – Harry Potter

Tonight we took over Universal Studios and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Just us! The entire park to ourselves. No lines for rides, unlimited food and drinks, including my favorite beer and Butter Beer! I had 4 cups of the frozen Butter Beer! I can't even begin to describe how amazing the experience was. My team, my co-workers, we are like a huge family and we got have a blast hanging out...

Keynote Speaker

During the GM we have a few speakers come and give a talk. This morning was Cheryl Strayed. Until today I had not heard of her, but it seems like I may have been hiding under a rock. 🙂 Her talk was great and very inspiring. I enjoyed it quite a bit and had several moments where I felt like she was talking directly to me. I was able to grab her book “Wild” and have it signed. I am...

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