Category: News

I’ve open-sourced Spendflow; it’s a Meteor.js application

Spendflow, an application I’ve been developing on and off over the past year, is now open-source. What is perhaps more interesting is that it’s a Meteor application developed in CoffeeScript. Although Meteor is gaining traction and nearing 1.0, there are still not that many published applications built in Meteor.

I hope Spendflow will be a good example of how to structure a Meteor application of its kind (or that community feedback will soon make it so).

Get the code on GitHub: https://github.com/spendflow/spendflow

Read the full post on the Spendflow blog.

Toolbox page launched

You may have noticed there’s a new tab on the site: Toolbox. This is a simple list of various tools I use in my day-to-day work and in running the business. There’s no need to keep the fact that I use them secret, so I thought I’d start maintaining a page of said tools. It will also hopefully help me generate some affiliate income.

So check it out, and if any of the tools on it interest you, check them out!

First Drupal 7 patch review!

Let it be forever chronicled here that this was my first Drupal core patch review: http://drupal.org/node/1089320#comment-4227080

Since I kept saying that I had installed Drupal 8, I thought that I should put that installation to good use. And, as they say, it’s best to start small, right?

Hopefully, this will be the start, and not the end.

Helping maintain Features Extra

A quick update to report that, as of today, I’ve become a co-maintainer on the Features Extra Drupal module.

This time, I just wanted to get some patches committed, and since I’ve got the process down fairly well after my experience with Fill PDF and Meetup API.

Features Extra lets you export blocks and node queue definitions into code and works in conjunction with the Features module. It lets you export taxonomy vocabularies, too, but Features has native support for that now…so don’t use Features Extra for that.

The new WizOneSolutions.com has launched!

I’m happy to announce the launch of the new design for WizOneSolutions.com.

After many months of anticipation, it’s here! There’s quite an interesting story behind this new design, too.

Around the end of summer last year, I asked my good friend Andrew Sepic over at Think Up! Design if he could help me create a better design for WizOneSolutions.com than the one you’ve seen for the last forever. He created what you see now. As time went by, in my spare I gradually put it together, implementing it as a Thematic child theme (thanks ThemeShaper), coding the CSS and ensuring it worked well in all modern browsers (sorry, IE 6). It’s such a relief to finally get this out of the way, and it’s a big step in terms of giving a real picture of what I can do. The old theme had the unfortunate effect of casting my programming skills in a mediocre light. I think this one does them some more justice 🙂

I’m not done yet, of course. I’ll keep improving the site, particularly the Portfolio area, so keep an eye out for more to come over the next few months.

Sincerely,
Kevin

New site theme coming soon!

Hey all,

Just to let you know that, as I’m sure you must wonder upon seeing this site, a new theme is indeed coming. In fact, it’s already been designed and is currently being implemented.

So stay tuned…it’ll be quite nice to look at.

Kevin

Portfolio page IS coming

Hi again,

Today I snuck up a link to a portfolio page. Said portfolio will be getting filled in soon. I just wanted to make sure you realize you can just contact me for the moment if you want to know what work I’ve done. Rest assured that I’ve done this stuff before…a lot 🙂

Hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend.

A brand new site!

After some downtime, I’ve finally launched my new WordPress-based site! While it’s rather plain right now, this site will transform over time into a sample of what I can do using WordPress.

For now, browse around, and keep an eye on the blog for more info.