- Kyle: Time to double down on next two big speeches. Started keynote speech but still have a ways to go. Haven’t started best man speech yet.
- Adam: Working on all the things.
- Adobe acquires Magento for 1.68 Billion!
- ServerPress released DesktopServer 3.91 – PHP 7 and local SSL!
- None! Everyone still has the same jobs.
- Adam: Host Duplex T-shirt, Coffee WC Maui Mug, Reading Thinking Fast & Slow
- Kyle: RCP Shirt, not drinking any. Reading nothing.
- Audio question from Alex Gustafson
- Audio question by Elizabeth Pampalone
Segment: Personal Question
- Kyle – Spoke at WordCamp Dayton twice this year
- Adam- Just doing what I do.
- Dustin- attending a team meetup in Montreal.
- SmugMug acquires Flickr
- ExchangeWP now opened/supported by the community
- WordPress.com can now import domain names
- Adam: ship it woocommerce shirt again! Drinking water droplets. Reading: Thinking fast and slow
- Kyle: Host Duplex t-shirt, water, Fatal Alliance
- Dustin: The fancy new WP 15 shirt / Woo Water bottle / Automatic Millionaire
- Would you loan someone money or help them find work?
- Why is Kyle a better presenter?
Segment: Unordered List
- Kyle: Gave a speech at Toastmasters on Wednesday
- Adam: short week.. But productive. Travel – to WC Dayton
- Dustin: WordCamp Dayton — ALL THE THINGS
- Jessica Frick — going to Liquid Web
- Jamie Schmidt joined SiteLock in January
- Adam: WooCommerce Shipit / Water? / Thinking fast and slow
- Kyle: Sandhills Brewing / Water / Fatal Alliance
- Dustin: Dayton Bowling shirt / Amino Acid mixed in water / You Need a Budget
- How would you gents define the roles of a web designer? And the roles of a web developer? And if someone wore both hats, what would they call it? Is one preferable over the other, or would it be something completely different? -Guy Cicinelli
- I saw your tweets and thought I will check your website. Have to say it looks very good! I’m also interested in this topic and have recently started my journey as a young entrepreneur. I’m also looking for the ways on how to promote my website. I have tried AdSense and Facebok Ads, however it is getting very expensive. Was thinking about starting using analytics. Do you recommend it? Can you recommend something what works best for you? Would appreciate, if you can have a quick look at my website and give me an advice what I should improve: http://janzac.com/ (Recently I have added a new page about FutureNet and the way how users can make money on this social networking portal.) I have subscribed to your newsletter. 🙂 Hope to hear from you soon. P.S. Maybe I will add link to your website on my website and you will add link to my website on your website? It will improve SEO of our websites, right? What do you think? Regards Jan Zac
Segment: Tag (Line) You’re It!
- Kyle: House projects and traveling to WordCamp Dayton
- Adam: Teaching class. Landed a new client. Losing a developer 🙁 WC Dayton!
- Great article about Modern Tribe actually doing things to improve diversity within their team.
- Adam: Coffee WooCommerce short. WordPress Trucker hat
- Kyle: Coffee, Easy Digital Downloads t-shirt, Fatal Alliance
- Byron Dylan joined SparkBox
- Apparently its common practice these days within the WP job market to have multiple steps in the hiring process. that part is fine, but why do companies always want something for free.. i.e. “the project” dev's do a dev task, designers do a design task, PM's reply to scenarios, etc. What should i do when asked to do a “project” for a company i am interviewing with. My main issue is spending time “on spec”. -Thomas Saltzman
- Hi all, I have a question – do you charge your clients for the time spent familiarising yourself with a new plugin or functionality they requested, like a particular front-end builder? The way I usually approach it is, if it's something I'm likely to use again on another client's site, I won't charge for the time it takes me to learn the basics. But if it's something really obscure that I probably won't use again, I will charge both for the time I spend reading the docs and actually implementing the feature on the site. I was just wondering how everyone else deals with it? Natalie Smith via Slack
- Using Ethics In Web Design
- What It’s Like to Be a Woman at a Tech Conference
- Different… It’s Better Than Better
- Travel Man
- Ryn Weaver
- What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law
- Trader Joe’s Podcast – 5 part series.
- Medical Records — track your health!
- Kyle: Attended WC Detroit which was awesome. Gave a talk about WordPress life hacks which went really well. Also attended MicroConf and loved it.
- Adam: WC Raleigh, went well.
- 15 year Tshirt on swag store. 15% off using “CELEBRATEWP15’ code.
Rob Walling left Drip (wife shelly) zen founder podcast
- Adam: running attire/water / fearless flyer from Trader Joes
- Kyle: WC A2 shirt/ hoodie/coffee Ambr Detroit mug / Fatal Alliance
- What is the best (but still affordable) way to manage a staging environment for building a new client's website? -Guy Cicinello
- When you know another platform delivers better results in a clients' specific industry, do you refer them out, learn the platform or tell them you'll make WordPress sing for them? -Jen Miller
- Unordered Lists
- Adam: Prepping for WC Raleigh and to buy Kyle’s house.
- Kyle: Prepping to potentially move. Writing WordCamp talks.
- Kyle – GiveWP t-shirt, Coffee, Fatal Alliance
- Adam- SiteLock Red / iThemes hoodie, 49ers + coffee(SDSU) – no reading this week!
Question 1: Tracking time question by Stephen Harvey
- Kyle: Playing with new update to Garage Band and wrote a new song!
- Adam: Taxes. Oh My. Signed up officially to be mentor for WordCamps. Giving back to #Community. WordPress Essentials Course relaunched and reg now open!
- Kyle: Yith Plugins WCUS 2017 t-shirt
- Adam: coffee / WP trucker hat (from WCA2)
- I realised a little while ago that while my business (Gamajo) is aimed at end clients (custom development for marketing departments), my personal brand is aimed at developers, and peers within the community. I've created a new site for my personal brand (domain, WP install, but no content yet). I want it to be somewhere where I could:- blog about Genesis, how to organise a WP meetup, web accessibility, differences in the English variants, OOP, my business progress and freelancer problems etc. i.e. document my knowledge so that it may benefit others.
– potentially have a free email course, and premium course for how to build an accessible theme, or how to use code standards tools etc. i.e. monetize my knowledge.
– list my speaking and contributions credits in the WP/PHP world.
Question for the podcast: How do I go about working out what my mission is for all of that? It's trying to build my personal brand, but why? Why should anyone care about this new site? What's the value for them? I do believe that the content I could write would be useful for someone, but trying to consolidate the rationale for having the site in the first place, has me stuck.
- I’d love to know what goes into choosing a location for a remote team’s retreat. – Sara Dunn
Segment: Deletable History
Kyle: Played clip from his second ever WordCamp talk. It was a workshop about shortcodes at WordCamp Chicago 2014. He learned lots of important lessons including not getting derailed by Q&A, preparing more thoroughly, not relying on humor in the slides, and rehearsing every part of the session.
Adam: Described his experience giving the same workshop a second time and discovering that the talk going well the first time did not mean it would work perfectly the second time.
- Kyle: watching lots of nature shows on Netflix. Making lots of correlations between the struggles of creatures in the wild and our own problems.
- Adam: also watched Earth 2 – islands – with kids! Really enjoyed it.
- WordSesh is back
- Kyle – Jetpack shirt, WC Chicago hoodie & 2nd cup of java from sbux.
- Adam- OptinMonster T Shirt. Coffee
- There are many networking meetups in my area. How do I choose the ones that are best for networking for new business? — from Sally Gradle
- I know you all are into podcasts, so… What’s the best podcast episode you’ve listened to recently, and why? — from Sara Dunn
Our choices from Sara's question
- Shop Talk Show – One on One with a Hacker
- James Bonding: Octopussy with Roman Mars
- Song Exploder – Nine Inch Nails
- Reply All – The World’s Most Expensive Free Watch
- Reply All – Long Distance
- Mystery Show – Source Code
- Joe Rogan – Reggie Watts
- Hidden Brain I, Robot
- BobWP Neighborhood – Andrea Middleton
- Very Bad Words – Swearing in Foreign Languages
- Philosophy Bites – The Right to Exclude
- Revisionist History
Segment: Unordered Lists
Kyle asked Adam to list people who have asked questions for this show.
Adam asked Kyle to list WP-CLI commands.
Kyle won decisively, per usual.
- Adam: Sore back!
- Kyle: got some exercise yesterday. End of Winter Sale for Sandhills Development products went well.
- Offensive Lyrics Removed From Hello Dolly + musical icon to be added?
- Let’s Encrypt Wildcard Certificates Are Now Available
- Hey WordPress Plugin Developers, Stop Supporting Legacy PHP Versions In Your Plugins
- Kyle: WC North Canton Speaker 2015 hoodie / coffee & water.
- Adam: 2016 Sitelock shirt. Coffee by JILT!
- What are some options to get google to index my site?
- Why would I want to use a CSS Pre-processor
Segment: Vague Rant Up
- Adam: Grocery Shopping.
- Kyle: People who use the threat of switching to competitors to try and get better/faster service.
- Adam: Attended WordCamp Miami 2018 and had a wonderful time.
- Kyle: babysat nephew for a week and discovered just how boring he's become.
People on the Move
- Tyler Lau joined Sandhills Development
- Kassandra Aguilera joins DigiSavvy
- Kyle: WC Chicago 2016 Hoodie, + WordCamp Dayton 2015 tshirt.
- Adam: WC US 2016 Shirt & Coffee
- I'm a writer. What can I do to grow my list of email subscribers? – Pat Robertson
- Sales question/offer for our show?!
Segment: “Unpopular Opinions”
- Kyle: Does not like gifs.
- Adam: Does not like it when people lie and say they “just ran out” of business cards.
- Kyle: Does not use Yoast SEO.