Technology-related topics that have grabbed my interest as well as tips and how-tos.

Back to the moon…

This morning, NASA launched a rocket to the moon for the first time in fifty years. If you were not able to watch the launch, take a minute to watch. If it doesn't fill you with awe and pride, I would be surprised. Congratulations to the entire team at NASA and all of their commercial partners on a successful first launch of this exciting next step to enable human exploration of the moon and Mars. Remember... Always look up!
WordPress 6.1 Misha

Upgrading to WordPress 6.1 “Misha”

I am in the process of deploying the latest release of WordPress to our sites and the ones my company, Outcome Labs, manages for clients. The WordPress platform has been a great tool for me for fifteen years. It has enabled me to learn, to publish, to connect, and to grow a business.
WordPress Block Editor Tutorial

Recommended WordPress Block Editor Tutorial

I use WordPress for this site and extensively at work. The WordPress Block Editor has dramatically changed how WordPress sites are developed since it was integrated in 2018. If you haven't worked with it, here is a solid overview by Jamie Marsland of Pottlepress. Worth a watch.

Are You Up to Speed on Amazon Sidewalk

A recent post on Engadget is a good overview of Amazon Sidewalk.  Worth a read if you have Amazon Echo devices in your home.  This function will be enabled by default when Sidewalk is deployed


Saw a bunch of articles in my Feedly news stream about increasing reports of battery swelling damaging Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones. Took the case off my Pixel 3 XL. It was "busted".

Breaking what works…

Just a note to thank folks at Google who managed to break something that worked really well.
New Facebook Interface

New Facebook Interface

Always interesting when Facebook changes things up. Just got offer to switch to beta today. Like it? Hate it?
John Charles Fleming

Building a New Site

Kicking off the work to build a new personal site that will replace my old one, One of the project goals is to get practical experience using the Gutenberg editor and evaluate how we will use for product development…