Ship or STFU

dont-just-stand-there

When I was writing my end of year post for 2014 I realized I have two major regrets. They are both listed in the “What didn’t go well this year” section – 1. I didn’t open a new business and 2. I didn’t ship new plugins. This month a few things happened that cured me of my hesitation and feeling of not being ready.

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January 27 , 2015
Category Notes, Writing
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The January Commit

The January Commit

During December 2014 a few friends competed in a blogging competition based on the Blogging for Benjamin competition I ran in December 2013. Fresh off of that competition Bryce Adams suggested that we do something similar in January 2015, but related to code.

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January 1 , 2015
Category Tech
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2014 Annual Review

2014 Annual Review

It’s the last day of 2014 so time to look back and see how the year went. Once again I’m going to use the three question format suggested by Chris Guillebeau to do my annual review.

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December 31 , 2014
Category Life
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Goal for 2015

Yesterday I realized that everything I want to accomplish in 2015 with regards to revenue, impact, reach, legacy, and personal satisfaction is a byproduct of one thing:

Be helpful.

 

December 24 , 2014
Category Notes
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WooCommerce Office Hours Episode 20

wc-office-hours-20

In this episode of WooCommerce Office Hours I drove the bus by myself from a new location (Downtown San Antonio coworking space Geekdom). Topics included customizing WooCommerce and demoing the new plugin from Receiptful.

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December 9 , 2014
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Discipline and Sacrifice

My view from the coworking space

My view from the coworking space

One of the reasons I like returning from a trip aside from sleeping in my own bed is that life seems to get a reset. We’re back in our normal apartment, normal surrounding and normal routine, but things seem new and different.  It’s easier to rethink your schedule after you’ve had separation from the normal.

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December 5 , 2014
Category Life
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Remove Default WooCommerce Payment Gateways

By default WooCommerce 2.2.8 ships with five payment gateways:

  • BACS (Bank Transfer/Wire)
  • Pay by Check (or Cheque)
  • Cash on Delivery
  • PayPal
  • Simplify Commerce

If you want to have only one payment gateway available on the Checkout page the unused payment gateways can be disabled in the admin settings.

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December 3 , 2014
Category WooCommerce
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I’m Not Ready

I'm Not Ready

It’s December 1st and I’ve been thinking about something all year: I haven’t shipped anything substantial this year. I’ve done a lot of client work and sold some plugins, but none of my long play projects have shipped. I’ve set goals, and have worked toward them. None of them have shipped yet.

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December 1 , 2014
Category Life
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Seeing Mockingjay Today!

Mockingjay Poster

We’re going to see Mockingjay today, Celebrate! I’m very excited for the first installment of two movies covering the final book in the trilogy. Mockingjay was a gift from a friend and I read it out loud to my wife when she was pregnant and slowed down by morning sickness. We are glad that the movies have been living up to the quality of the books.

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November 29 , 2014
Category Life
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Holiday Family Tech Support

Family IT Janitor

The holidays are a time for getting together with friends and family. And for computer folks these get togethers usually include requests from family members to fix their tech. My whole family is and Apple family and they are very self sufficient so I don’t get very many tech support questions anymore.

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November 28 , 2014
Category Life, Tech
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