Web Dev, Linux, WordPress & More

Tracking Time in Linux with Hamster

by eric on October 22nd, 2008 in: Linux

I needed a better way to track the time I spend on web design, development and maintenance projects, and several months ago, a friend recommended Hamster.

Tracking Time with Hamster

Tracking Time with Hamster

Hamster is a Gnome application that sits in a panel so you can access it easily. It’s available in the repositories of several Linux distributions and, if you’re an Ubuntu user, there are APT sources you can add to install via Synaptic.

After tracking my time for several months, I’m consistently surprised at the blatant discrepancy between how much time I thought I spent on a project and the actual amount of time I actually worked.

If you’re looking for a way to better understand and influence where your time goes, give Hamster a try.

Simple Footers for WordPress Themes

by eric on October 3rd, 2008 in: WordPress

I use WordPress as a CMS for many websites and I’m a big fan of reusing code where it makes sense. So, I’ve pieced together some simple markup and styles, which are a basis for the footer in some of my WordPress themes.

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Design & Debug WordPress Themes Using Free Tools

by eric on September 27th, 2008 in: Web DesignWordPress

Following are excerpts, notes, and links for my presentation at WordCamp Portland 2008 titled ‘Design & Debug Themes Using Free Tools.’

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Eagerly Awaiting WordCamp Portland

by eric on September 26th, 2008 in: WordPress

Really looking forward to meeting folks and taking part in sessions tomorrow at WordCamp Portland.

My company, IvyCat.com, is one of the sponsors and we’re giving away a few hosting accounts as door prizes.

Also, I’ll be leading a session at 3pm titled Design & Debug WordPress Themes Using Free Tools.

I’ll post notes for the session in the morning.  Hope to see you there.

WordCamp Portland 2008 Registration & Agenda

by eric on August 20th, 2008 in: WordPress

WordCamp Portland 2008 is open for registration and the Agenda is posted.

You’ll even see my name in the list of speakers. I’ll be leading a breakout session at 2pm called “Design & Debug Themes with Free Tools,” which will cover using free and open source tools like Firebug and the Firefox Web Developer Toolbar to build, edit, and troubleshoot WordPress Themes.

I’m excited and a bit nervous. 🙂

If you’re a user, developer, or are just interested in WordPress and would like to learn and network with other WordPress folks, come on down.

I hope to meet you at WordCamp Portland.