What a year, huh? Wishing all my friends and followers a much, much better 2021. We all deserve it. <3

It’s here! And I don’t just mean the blizzard… I mean the nice, long four-day weekend that I could have made an eleven-day weekend, but opted not to. Looking forward to taking a couple of days just to unwind.

Boy, it’s been a minute since I’ve stopped by here and I gotta say, what a breath of fresh air. 👋🏻👋🏻 Hey everyone!

Oh hey, looks like I can finally share that I’ll be speaking at WordCamp Kent next month! I’ve been eagerly awaiting this day. :) 2019.kent.wordcamp.org/2019/05

I recently revamped some of the internals on that project and am working on updating how some of the data is stored in WordPress. There are a couple of open issues that I need to tackle as well - glad to have the dedicated time to work on this.

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It's once again today at WebDevStudios! I'll be working on my WordPress plugin, Board Game Collector, which connects to the BoardGameGeek API and helps you manage your board game collection! github.com/jmichaelward/board-

@jmichaelward It’s also been about judiciously removing myself from various social media platforms, trying to enrich my life with closer friendships, and learning as much as possible so I can share it with others. I feel transient, but on my way to *somewhere*.

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2019 is apparently all about submitting WordCamp talks all over the dang place

(Some app you use all the time) is not optimized for macOS.

What would you like me to do about it, Apple?

It was a great day at WDS. It turns out I did some client work in the morning, so I wound up adding some features and updating the documentation for OOPS-WP, our open-source library of abstract classes, interfaces, and traits for WordPress. github.com/webdevstudios/oops-. Version 0.2.0 will be released soon.

Today's our 5 for the Future day at WebDevStudios. I'm working on a number of different projects - OOPS-WP (github.com/webdevstudios/oops-), an internal framework to support migrations into WordPress, and a new plugin and companion iOS app called Into the Void to let me "tweet"/microblog on my website. Fun stuff!

The second-most liberating thing to deleting one's Twitter account is deleting a half-dozen or more inactive Slack accounts.

Soon I’ll be doing a second app tutorial, and I’m hoping by that time I’ll know enough to work on the app that I’m learning all these skills for - a dumb lil’ client to post toot-like content to my own website.

I spent the weekend going through some beginner iOS development tutorials and left feeling pretty excited about some broadened horizons. I made my first app! It’s the same first app everyone who’s done the tutorial has made, but it’s on my phone and I can show it to people!

@jmichaelward Chad Popple was hugely inspirational to me as a drummer. Listening to these albums makes me want to play again.

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Today’s a drift back to ‘90s Skin Graft bands and their myriad subsequent spinoffs. Colossamite still the king of ‘em all for me.

So far dev-life post Twitter looks like working on a project to replicate a personal Twitter feed without the social piece by way of a WordPress plugin. Practicing extending the REST API, registering private post types, and handling third-party authentication.

Current status: figuring out what dev life looks like post-Twitter. I don't know that this is it, but so far it has been open Slack, Discord, IRC, Reddit, and Mastodon while I work on personal projects on a Saturday.

I’ve been a neglectful citizen of the Fediverse, but I’m here to tell you that I’ve got 11 days off starting Saturday and it’s going to be everything I need.

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