Before using github, starting a new project with Wordpress seemed repetitive.
- You visit the site,
- download the zip,
- unpack the zip from your downloads folder,
- rename the folder,
- and move it to your htdocs.
With github you can open terminal, cd to htdocs, then use the git clone command to download Wordpress directly into your htdocs.
git clone https://github.com/WordPress/WordPress.git will copy the files into a folder named “Wordpress”
To clone into a unique directory, put the folder name after the clone command:
git clone https://github.com/WordPress/WordPress.git unique-folder-name
Being a front-end developer that’s contracting full-time has it’s ups and downs.
You may be absolutely swamped for a couple weeks to months straight, and then screech to a halt for days to a couple weeks. You learn a lot about yourself through this. Usually by hitting bottom, sometimes more than once. You learn how to hold onto and stuff away money when the days are busy. You learn how to be more honest with yourself, and your time spent working as well free-time in the slow moments. Instead of falling asleep or wasting a full day, you go do something with reward.
- Whether that be errands,
- Applying to open gigs or jobs,
- Communicating to employers that some work would be great!
- Working on something personal like writing or updating the portfolio,
- Or getting outside and disconnecting from it all
It’s easy to get down on yourself in the slow moments. To feel discouraged, to overthink/overanalyze and stress out. But over time, learning how to cope with these situations has become easier.
Learning how to not wait around and communicate is one of the greatest improvements I’ve learned. Come the morning when zero to-do’s are assigned, I’m messaging all the recent studios that work has been done for asking if they need a hand with anything that hour, that day, that week.
I think another thing I want to practice is expressing after working with studios for some time, is if there’s anything I can do better or differently. Which falls into the general better-communication bin.
I think it’s terrifying, but a good feeling to know that you can be replaced. To set all bullshit aside.
It keeps you on your toes.March 20, 2013
Simply a list of things as of late.
- The ATX Web Show
- The Big Web Show
- The East Wing
- Happy Monday Podcast
- The Industry Radio Show
- Dirtbag Diaries
- NPR All Songs Considered
- This American Life
Things read on the internet
- The Diggest
- Site Inspire
- Prolly is not Probably
- Baji Group Daily Inspiration
Things read offline
Places that have been ridden
- Colfax (r.i.p jump)
- and hopefully Downieville this weekend.
Technology gets overwhelming. All the things you can sign up for. Things to check, more things to update rather than enjoying the outside things. I’m guilty but it’s a little frustrating watching someone walk staring down at their phone. My point is when given the option to have push notifications, I’d rather have them turned off. Because I’m going to check the phone plenty on my own, I don’t need it barking at me to check something even more.March 19, 2013