Learning the WordPress plugin business … the hard way.

WordPress Plugins

When i first started creating WordPress plugins, it was simply because I loved writing code, and wanted to give back to the open source community, that had already given so much to me.  I released numerous free open source plugins, and actually had no plans to ever create any paid plugins, that was, until I started building a website for someone using the newly released WP Job Manager plugin. (more…)

WHMCS Upgrade Failure: Unable to complete incremental updates

WHMCS Upgrade Error

While attempting to upgrade WHMCS version 5.x to 7.x, I kept getting MySQL errors from the updater script, and here’s how I was able to fix it. (more…)

Why 2016 hasn’t been the best year for me …


As you can probably tell from the title of this blog post … i’m ready for 2016 to be over.  This year has definitely been a difficult year for me, and i’m hoping that 2017 changes some of that. (more…)

How to make your own Open Source Microlight (OSM/OSM2) Programmer Cable

Open Source Microlight (OSM2)

If you didn’t already know, this past year (2015), has been very good for anybody interested in microlights (gloving) because last year we saw the release of the brand new Open Source Microlight, thanks to the one and only Ramiro Montes De Oca.  With the original OSM being so popular on Kickstarter, the release of the OSM2 was not far behind the original.  So of course you know I had to pre-order a set of the OSM2 immediately once I found out … and thankfully Ramiro is very active on the OSM Mode Swap facebook group, and after shipping out the first set of OSM2’s, he let everyone know that there was going to be a slight delay on shipments as he ran out of programmers for them, but if you had one already, he could ship out your chips.  Well … being the junkie and geek that I am, I didn’t want not having a programmer to stop me, so I set out on a mission to figure out how to build my own programmer, and here’s how I did it… (more…)