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Life Update 2017-18

It's been quite some time since my last post, but hopefully I will be back to posting regularly again. Much has changed in the past year. I left my position at Ashland University last fall due to family circumstances. I spent late 2017 and the first half of 2018 helping as an in-home caregiver for…

Enjoying my weekend at Cincinnati WordCamp

I will publish a longer write-up when I get a chance, but so far I am thoroughly enjoying my time at the Cincinnati WordCamp conference this weekend. Great discussion and networking! Tomorrow morning I'll be at a few sessions on theme and plug-in development, really looking forward to learning more about the topics!

First pull request of Hacktoberfest

It's Hacktoberfest again, so I submitted my first of four pull requests towards the Amahi documentation site, which was incidentally the first repository I ever used git for, a few years ago, when I was first getting started.

5 Tips for a Successful CareerFest

I wrote a new post on the Ashland University Career Services Center blog, 5 Tips for a Successful CareerFest. In this post I hoped to combine a number of resources students may find useful as they prepare for the event.

Summer/Fall Project: Getting Started with JS

I recently read a great article designed to let aspiring developers teach themselves Javascript in 5 months, and in July I decided to give it a shot for myself. The curriculum seems sound, and useful, but completing the curriculum as it is listed would require subscribing to like two different online course providers for 2-3 months, so I’m actively trying to substitute free resources and resources I have already purchased through StackSocial for the classes that are described each month, with the possible option of going back at the end and subscribing for one month to each service and taking all those classes at once.

WordCamp Kent

I had a great time at WordCamp Kent in June, where I was inspired to do new things with this site and other websites that I run. This WordCamp was quite affordable (just $40) and included plenty of speakers presenting on great WordPress topics, great conversations between sessions and in the hallways with presenters, vendors, and other attendees, and plenty of great food. As an alum of Kent State University, it was also wonderful to be back in Kent, see how some parts of the downtown and the campus has changed and grown since I graduated, and visit some of my old stomping grounds again.

What would it take for me to buy a new tablet?

What would it take for you to buy a new tablet? (Android Authority)
Tablet sales have been going down for some years — but what would it take for you to buy a new one? Here, we discuss the current state of the market.

In a recent Android Authority article, author Scott Adam Gordon asks, “What would it take for you to buy a new tablet?” He concludes that the reason tablet sales are on the decrease is because people don’t buy new tablets for spec bumps… he sees 6 scenarios in which someone might buy a new tablet: