The First Year

Today, my lovely wife and I are celebrating our first wedding anniversary. We’ve been together for almost 10 years, but this last year has been one of the best in memory. Happy Anniversary, Shannon! Here’s to the years to come!

WordCamp Developers Video

Howdy! The video of my talk from WordCamp: Developers was finally posted on! I haven’t watched it yet (and probably never will), but if you want to see me talk about how we use WordPress here at Cheezburger, or learn more about CheezCAP, this has all the juicy details. Also, my slides have lolcats in them. This was my second public speaking performance. In watching the video, I’m remembering how low the microphone was. I probably could have gotten away with not speaking directly into it, but oh well. Makes me look like a huge freak.

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Pork Carnitas

I made these over the weekend and figured I’d drop the recipe for my records and for anyone wanting to attempt it themselves. I will say that I usually don’t use measured quantities of things, especially when I’m testing stuff out. I use an enameled cast-iron dutch oven (with a lid) for this recipe, but you could also use a roasting pan.

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Firefox <input> styling

A coworker just pulled me over to help with a javascript issue, and I noticed on his screen that some of our input elements looked totally whacked out in Firefox. Not so in -webkit. I dug around a bit and found this handy reset:

button::-moz-focus-inner { padding:0; border:0; }

Now the buttons are happy in both browsers! Hooray!

CheezCAP: Moving the Menu

At my talk on Saturday, someone asked if you could move the position of the CheezCAP menu on your dashboard. The answer is yes! CheezCAP uses the add_menu_page() function, which allows you to specify the menu order using an integer. I’ve added this functionality to the repository in addition to adding support for custom icons. Relevant code and comments below.

$cap_menu_position = 99; // This value represents the order in the dashboard menu that the CheezCap menu will display in. Larger numbers push it further down.
$cap_icon_url = ""; // OPTIONAL: Path to a custom icon for the CheezCap menu item. ex. $cap_icon_url = WP_CONTENT_URL . '/your-theme-name/images/awesomeicon.png'; Image size should be around 20px x 20px.

CheezCAP: My WordCamp Seattle Presentation

Thanks to everyone who came out for my presentation on CheezCAP! It was great fun, even though I was incredibly nervous. I felt like it went pretty well for my first time speaking about WordPress.

I’ve uploaded my slides to SlideShare, since that seems like the cool thing to do. If you have any questions, you can ask on twitter ( @trademark ), comment on this post or send me an email at the address on the last slide.

CheezCAP is hosted on GitHub and can be downloaded here. Please download it and check it out, or even fork the code! We’d love to see your ideas!