Pod of One

They say that “one is the loneliest number”. Live in a “pod of one” for a year and a half during a worldwide pandemic, and you’ll know that’s true. I’ve been living in a pod of one since the end of March 2020. At first I was okay with it. I’m an introvert with social … Continue Reading

Testing Gutenberg

Since I get paid to work on WordPress websites, I cannot ignore Gutenberg, as much as I would like to. If you aren’t familiar with WordPress, then you’re probably wondering “what the heck is Gutenberg?”. Gutenberg is the new “editing experience” that is being merged into core WordPress. It is a block editor that is … Continue Reading

The End of an Era

Today is kind of a sad day for me. It is Dale Earnhardt Jr’s last race as a NASCAR Cup driver. He is retiring from driving full time in the Cup series after this season ends, and today is the last race of the season. I started watching NASCAR during the 2000 season, which was … Continue Reading

Musings from an Introvert

On most days, I’m just fine being an introvert. I enjoy spending time by myself, whether I’m lost in code or getting shit done around the house or just relaxing in my comfy recliner. But other days I wish there was an off switch for my introversion. Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a … Continue Reading

Becky: You Deserve It, Dammit!

I suffer from Imposter Syndrome. I also suffer from Asshole Brain Syndrome™. I am my own worst enemy.  Earlier this year, I was working out on a regular basis and eating right. I was actually starting to feel good. Not necessarily happy, but good nonetheless. At some point, something happened and I stopped working out … Continue Reading

Music Feeds the Soul

I’ve been in a pretty crappy funk for a while now. I hate it. I can’t seem to pull out of it. However, the past couple of days I have seen a glimmer of hope … thanks to the playlist I’ve been listening to at work (and have been listening to while I’ve been writing … Continue Reading

A Brand New Becky?

This past weekend I was in Minneapolis, and it was just what the doctor ordered. I feel invigorated and ready to take on the world. The purpose of the trip was to attend WordCamp Minneapolis. It was my first WordCamp, 2nd conference in Minneapolis this year, and 4th trip to Minneapolis in the past year and … Continue Reading

Configuring Amazon S3 for File Uploads

One of the projects that I am currently working on involves audio files. Since those can get rather large in size, I was concerned about storing them on the web server. I spoke with my boss about the situation, and we agreed that we would upload the files to our Amazon S3 account. This is … Continue Reading