Podcast E068: Being the Linchpin

September 19, 2018

Life Updates

  • Kyle: working on exercising more
  • Adam: managing a bunch of projects – a good thing. Hurricane Florance aka Florence
  • Sara: MIX Design Day

Changes

Wearing/Drinking/Reading?

Questions

  1. I work with mostly larger organizations, and I'd love to get more business from other departments. But this has been difficult. People can be very proprietary about their contractors (ex. had a client tell me she wasn't referring me to another department for additional work because: “I don't want XYZ team using up all your time!”). Other times, the org knows me for only one specific skill. ~ Emily Patterson
  2. What is the biggest question relating to WordPress or the web or your work that you are struggling with right now?  His Answer: SEO    (Peter B)

Segments:

  • Tag(line) You’re It
  • Vague Rant Up

Podcast E067: Here's the thing

September 12, 2018

Get Option Graphic E67Life Updates:

  • Adam:  Back from an amazing vacation in Paris.
  • Kyle: Moved into a new house. Celebrated daughters 1st birthday and had a tornado across the street!

Changes:

  • Joel Worsham leaves Real Big Marketing and joins DMI as a Software Engineer
  • Rebecca Gill moves to emagine:

WordPress News:

  • Petition to remove Gutenberg from WordPress core.
  • ClassicPress – Torgue interview

Wearing/Drinking/Reading

  • Adam: French Coffee + French Water, WC Asheville Shirt & not reading anything!
  • Kyle: Coffee, WC Kent 2018 shirt, The Drawing of the Three

Questions:

  1. How to decide which tasks to outsource and when you should start outsourcing?  Tara Claeys
  2. What are examples of jargon you heard people talk about but don't understand?

Segment: Deletable History

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  • Kyle: @MrKyleMaurer
  • Adam: @heyadamsilver
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Podcast E066: It's All About The Details

August 29, 2018

Life Updates

  • Kyle: Cracked rib. Missed no WordCamp speaking engagements.
  • Adam: Happy 20th to my wife.. “Tomorrow”.  / kids are in school YAHOO!

WordPress News.

Changes

  • Andrea Rennick leaves CopyBlogger to do quilting full time

Wearing/Drinking/Reading

Questions

  1. How do you get the info you need to give an accurate quote? In the easiest way possible for both me and the prospective client. -Rene
  2. Who has the best daughter? -Avalon

Segment: Open Source Options

  • Stagnant side projects?
  • Where should I go live for a month?

Podcast E065: Don't Race To The Bottom

August 22, 2018

Life Updates

  • Kyle: We are live at WordCamp Jackson!
  • Adam: Same o sameo. Got 2 proposals done. Back from WC Asheville, spoke! Had a great time!

Wearing/Drinking

Question:

  1. How do you respond to “I can get a website for $200.”? – Sally Gradle
  2. I still occasionally end up taking taking low cost jobs, below £500, especially when it's either this or nothing. Another variation of @Sally Gradle question is how to respond when a potential client presents ridiculously low quotes from other developers they spoke to in the middle of our chat  Natalie Smith

Segments

  • Deletable History
  • Unordered Lists

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Podcast E064: Life is a Journey

August 15, 2018

This week we welcome the one and only Marc Benzakein. Marc is a partner at ServerPress, the team that is behind DesktopServer and WP SiteSync.

Life Updates

  • Kyle: Went to the local county fair.
  • Adam: WC BHAM was awesome. School starts in 18 days. Heading to WC Asheville in a week.
  • Marc: Just got back from St. Maarten

past episodes referenced:

  • The KitchenSinkWP Podcast w/Marc — E224
  • The KitchenSinkWP Podcast w/Kyle E73
  • WordPress Round Table w/Adam E52

Wearing/Drinking/Reading

Questions:

  1. Options about keeping sites alive after you die? -Joey
  2. Will GDPR affect me in the US?

Segments:

  • Personal Questions
  • Do_enque:

Adam

Kyle :

  • Travel Man – Richard Ayoade
  • WordSesh sessions
  • Pippin’s Kansas City keynote
  • Everything is Alive podcast
  • Episode 121 “White Power” of Waking Up with Sam Sanders
  • Murder on the Orient Express (and interviews with cast las November on U
  • and Vanished)
  • McDonalds fraud article

Marc:

  • Getting around to “Game of Thrones” since it’s finally nearing the end of life.
  • Santa Clarita Diet (YouTube) Trailer
  • Nanette (Netflix): Link is to YouTube Trailer

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Podcast E063: Custom all the way

August 8, 2018

Life Updates

  • Adam:   Clients / Courses, WordCamps…. Leaving for WC Birmingham.  Back by the time, this comes out! 
  • Kyle: Some struggles…lead to a song!

WordPress News

Wearing/Drinking/Reading

  • Adam: WC SD2016 / Coffee WC Minneapolis mug / Steal Like an Artist
  • Kyle: WCA2 2014 hat / Chocolate milk / The Drawing of the Three

Questions

  1. Difference between custom tables vs hybrid + custom post type.
  2. Women’s Perspective offered by Elizabeth Pampalone

Segment:  Tag You’re it!


 

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Podcast E062: Expect Greatness

August 1, 2018

This week we welcome the one and only Sara Dunn. Sara runs 11Web, a Digital Marketing Agency based in Michigan.

Life Updates

  • Kyle: found a buyer for our house
  • Adam: end of bachelor week.  Was good?
  • Sara: back from vacation in Sedona, booking SEO work.

WordPress News

Wearing/Drinking / Reading

Questions:

  1. Freelancer expectations when going solo -Gerry Deer
  2. Meaning of life – Adam Warner

Segments:

  • Unordered Lists
  • Personal Question

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Podcast E061: Overcoming the Hurdle

July 25, 2018

Life Updates

  • Kyle: house is now for sale
  • Adam: 95% chance that the house is mine for the week…

WordPress News

Changes

Wearing/Drinking/Reading

Questions:

  1. How did you overcome the hurdle to learn code? -Joey L.
  2. What would you submit for US, and how is that different from what you’d submit to other Camps? – Sara Dunn

Segment: Unordered list

Podcast E060: To Compromise or Not To Compromise

July 18, 2018

Life Updates

  • Kyle: so much work on the house
  • Adam: Went to SoCal. Nice. hot/humid. Bleh. 6 hr layover at Fort Lauderdale. Swimming.. 750yrds

WordPress News

Changes

  • Topher DeRosia now works for BigCommerce as an evangelist

Wearing/Drinking

Questions

  1. Audio question: Amit Rathi about compromising quality
  2. Audio question: Dustin about most unique WordCamp venue

Segment: Deletable History

Podcast E059: So Many Options

July 11, 2018

Life Updates

  • Kyle: Just when I thought things were about to calm down for a while…Attended WCGR!
  • Adam: Got a new standing desk! Heading to SoCal with boys.

WordPress News

Changes

Wearing/Drinking

Questions

  1. question from Austin Fowler about subscription sites
  2. question from Alex Standiford about WP-CLI

Segment: Personal Question