Since graduating high school in 2006, I have steadily put on weight each year of college, and then didn’t end up losing a ton once I got out of college. I managed to achieve a few goals, including running a half-marathon (and foolishly signing up for another). But I never was able to truly drop some weight. But that time has come.
My wife and I have decided to go for P90X. From what I’ve heard from friends that have done it, it works, as long as you’re dedicated to it, and we decided to be dedicated to it.
I’m thinking about trying to this the full monty way. Take a picture of myself on Day 1 and write down my weight and then track it the whole way. Doubt that ever sees the light of day though. Might just make it on our bathroom mirror.
Right now, I’m very excited to be an Angel. No, not an angel investor, or an angel advisor. But an Angel.
A few months ago, I pursued an opportunity that was mentioned to me to work for Angel, a voice technology company that is growing rapidly and providing customers with some seriously awesome technology.
I’m loving it so far.
This evening, I wrote my first plugin for Statamic called Social:amic. It’s extremely basic, but after all, I’m still getting the hang of writing plugins.
You can download the plugin on GitHub, and post any issues, bugs or feature ideas on there as well. My plan is to expand Social:amic to be a top social plugin for Statamic sites that will incompass Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social networks through sharing, following, liking, etc., etc.
Let me know what you think!
The title of this blog post explains the question that I’m posing. I would love to get some feedback on this as well. Does using a CSS preprocessor like LESS or Sass actually create less maintainable code in a collaborative sense?
So here me out. I’m currently working on a WordPress theme and an ExpressionEngine site. Both of these will be turned over to the client at the conclusion of the project for maintenance and updates. I’ve been a big fan of Sass in particular since Eddie Machado converted me over from LESS, but the fact of the matter is that many people tend to edit CSS in the ‘old fashioned’ way, whether that be through the WordPress editor screen, straight HTML or any other method.
From the Smashing Magazine post “An Introduction To LESS, And Comparison To Sass
However, if I’ve written everything in Sass or LESS, turned the files over to the client and they go in to edit stuff, either they don’t know how to compile LESS or Sass (or don’t care anything about it) or simply make their changes in the CSS the old fashioned way. Now you have a discrepancy between the LESS/Sass files and the compiled or resulted CSS. What do you do?
One solution is to include the less.js script, however that comes at a steep performance hit and not at all optimum.
So then, if you’re working on a client project where you know you’ll be turning over the code, do you still use a preprocessor? Do you include ‘directions’ or ‘instructions’ on what the preprocessor is and does? Or do you not worry about it and just make sure the final product is what you’ve been contracted to do.
Would love to hear some of your thoughts in the comments.
Sometime last summer I made a rash decision to run in the Virginia Beach Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon. I had a lot of motivation, including the birth of our son, Brayden, in October. The race was in early September, and I wanted to be in the best shape of my life when Brayden came into the world.
I succeeded in completing the race with Chase Hathaway
cheering antagonizing me the whole way, and I was extremely proud that I set the goal and achieved it.
The flip side to it was I wish I had done better. I kind of had a goal of running it in under 2 hours and 30 minutes. After finishing, I knew I had made some rookie mistakes, so I went ahead and signed up for the Washington, D.C. Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon in March!
Training starts now and I’m doing a slightly different training plan which I hope will prep me better. In addition to running a better time, I also want to drop about 20 pounds over the course of the training.
Let’s do it!