Category: Random

  • It’s Exhausting Thankless Work

    It’s Exhausting Thankless Work

    I would like to produce more educational resources for #consultants, #freelancers, and #agencyfounders, but my previous experience in that world makes me hesitant. It’s exhausting, thankless work & left me doubting I have anything to offer. Am I the only one? – @chris_hawk The question above is one I’ve heard before and let slide by, […]

  • Downloading Files on a Server With Blink Shell on iOS

    Downloading Files on a Server With Blink Shell on iOS

    While there are FTP clients for iOS, I haven’t found one that’s all that fast or nice to use. Instead, let’s look at what Blink Shell can do to transfer files from and to a server with the scp command that is built in. Preparing our Folder The first step we’re going to take today…

  • Being Successful Makes It Easy to Say: Don’t Collect Emails

    Being Successful Makes It Easy to Say: Don’t Collect Emails

    From DHH on Signal vs Noise If you have a mailing list that’s worth signing up for, you don’t need to trick, cajole, or bribe people in other to get them on board. You only need to do that when you know that most people wouldn’t voluntarily join. That’s a pretty weirdly coercive play. While…

  • Why I Moved From WordPress to Statamic

    I’ve recently moved my site off WordPress after 10 years, to [Statamic](https://statamic.com/). A few of you have asked why, so here is that post. To start, WordPress hasn’t been interesting to me in a while. Not that I hated it, but I had no desire to touch anything that was WordPress related outside of time…

  • iPadOS Shortcuts for Publishing with Statamic

    iPadOS Shortcuts for Publishing with Statamic

    After 10 years I’ve moved my site from WordPress to Statamic. I’ve got a post/video coming on **why** I made the change but today is not the day you get to read that. Today I’m sharing two iPadOS 13 Shortcuts I put together to automate my publishing workflow so that I don’t mess up my…

  • Adding an Edit Link to the Frontend of a Statamic Theme

    As I’ve moved to Statamic from WordPress, one of the things I’ve missed is the WordPress Admin Bar. For those unfamiliar, in a standard WordPress setup when you’re logged in viewing a blog post you can edit, a direct edit link show up in the header of the site. You don’t need to navigate to…

  • Adding a metabox to WooCommerce Memberships for Teams

    I needed to add a metabox to log activities for our team owner but WooCommerce Memberships for teams was giving me a hard time. Turns out they have a whitelist of metaboxes allowed on their post type. This makes sense because WordPress plugins can be terrible for adding metaboxes on every single post type in…

  • 2019 Paddle Fest with Western Canoeing and Kayaking

    2019 Paddle Fest with Western Canoeing and Kayaking

    We recently got to spend a great afternoon at the lake with the kids and a bunch of boats because a local paddling store was running a big day to try boats out. Both Cynthia and I used to work there, and a bunch of our friends still work there. That makes it more than…

  • Snow Day Tuesday with the Kids

    Snow Day Tuesday with the Kids

    https://youtu.be/u_cje7qkP5o_ We had a rare snow day in Chilliwack so after skating and some work we got out with the sleds and had some fun. My gear: https://curtismchale.ca/my-gear Patreon: https://patreon.com/curtismchale Music: https://curtismchale.ca/epidemic

  • Freelance Friday 040 – Feb 1 2019

    Freelance Friday 040 – Feb 1 2019

    This week was a busy one. The in-laws were out and I had 4 writing projects to get in along with calls for a content client to get to know their customers. I took the week mostly off running after a long hard weekend of activity and knowing that Monday is my birthday so I…