• Changes


    Over seven years ago I started fixing people’s websites in my basement for extra cash, and I quickly found out that I really liked doing it.

    I found out pretty quickly that solving difficult problems for people was something that brought me real happiness, and it wasn’t long before I left a cushy full time job to head out on my own so I could do what I loved full time, and on my own terms.

    The demand for our work grew quickly, and we slowly added more and more people to our team. At one point in 2016 we had 11 full time employees; an entire soccer team of web pros!


  • The 15:17 to Paris is the worst movie I’ve seen in a very long time

    The 15:17 to Paris is the worst movie I’ve seen in a very long time

    This post has a lot of movie spoilers

    I saw The 15:17 to Paris last night and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it because it was the worst movies I’ve seen in a very long time. And not even the type of bad movie that you can laugh away. Truly awful.

    What these three young men did to save lives is incredibly heroic, and somehow Clint Eastwood managed to sour people’s lasting memory of the brave things these young men did with a really bad film.


  • What’s on my desk?

    What’s on my desk?

    Quick disclaimer: I definitely cleaned my desk before snapping these photos. Please don’t believe for a second that my desk looked like this for more than 60 seconds. In fact, the Coke Zero is already opened.

    I’m still not totally sure why I put this blog post together other than I’ve always enjoyed seeing what’s on other people’s desks. So I figured “Hey, I can be other people and maybe the other other people will like seeing how I’ve got things setup.”


  • Social Media as a Deliberate Tool for Good?

    Social Media as a Deliberate Tool for Good?

    Note: My tone in this post is a little more serious than what you’ll typically find on this blog. If you’re here for lolz, come back again soon!

    The thoughts of this post have been swirling in my head for the better part of a year. My personal use of social networks has dwindled over the last several months. Not to say I’ve been inactive, I’m just using social media less often.

    This isn’t one of those posts where I exclaim my abhorrence for social media and delete all of my accounts in protest. That’s not to say I haven’t felt that urge before either. Some days social media is just TOO MUCH and the only logical solution seems to be to erase that shit from our lives for good and move on.


  • Why I Started WP Site Care

    Why I Started WP Site Care

    This is an internal memo I shared with our team at WP Site Care that I wanted to share with the world so they can get a small taste of what drives me every day. If you’re involved in a small business, what drives you? I’d love to hear about in the comments!

    Most of you know that small businesses are important to me, and it’s why I love working at a company that serves them and helps them be successful.

    What I realized recently is that I’ve never gone into much detail about why it’s important for me to support small businesses.


  • Shooters Shoot

    Shooters Shoot

    If all of Twitter disappeared tomorrow I wouldn’t be upset at all, except for the loss of NBA Twitter. If you’re not familiar, NBA Twitter is the one part of Twitter left that’s truly delightful.

    There’s so much trash talk. SO MUCH trash talk. Everyone is dissing each other and the hot takes fly off the shelves like Charmin during an earthquake drill. But it’s so much different than regular fighting on Twitter.


  • Dear Silicon Valley, Unicorns Aren’t Real

    Dear Silicon Valley, Unicorns Aren’t Real

    Has anyone told those Silicon Valley bros that unicorns aren’t real? Maybe if they knew unicorns were what some dude came up with when he was high and jokingly asked his friend what would happen if a horse hooked up with a narwhal they’d stop making asinine criticisms about how Trello only sold for FOUR.HUNDRED.MILLION.DOLLARS.

    I’d venture (ha, look at that word play) that maybe 1 in 100,000 people can even fathom what four hundred million dollars even means. I know that I have zero comprehension of that figure, and I’m about to reach that nefarious five year mark that swallows up most small businesses.


  • How I Backup My Personal Computer

    How I Backup My Personal Computer

    When it comes to protecting data, I’m all about redundancy. If I don’t have at least two additional copies of every single file on my computer, it’s not sufficiently backed up.

    First thing I should mention is that I use a Mac computer. In fact, all the computers in our home are Macs. This isn’t a political statement so please save your flames, it’s just something I need to mention so you know right away that your mileage may vary with the information in this article.