Podcast E121: What are some options to review new plugins & themes?

April 1, 2020

Updates

  • Kyle: practicing guitar 
  • Adam:  grocery bill up 27.2% – feeding 5, vs ~3.5. People. // take a course.. Flatironschool.com.

WordPress News

  • WordCamps going online. San Antonio.. Kent. 

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

  • Adam:  WC SD 2016 / coffee / Good to Great 
  • Kyle:  Sandhills Brewing t-shirt, Work Front socks, WC Ann Arbor 2015 fleece/coffee / The Wastelands

Questions

  • How do I review new plugins/themes and determine if they are a good, sustainable solution?  ~ Heathe
  • What do non-WP people think you do when you tell them you work in WordPress?  ~ Michelle Frechette

Segment:   

  • Personal Question

Podcast E120: How can we survive and thrive while stuck at home with our families?

March 25, 2020

Life Updates

  • Kyle: Trying to break out of the minor pentatonic scale.
  • Adam:  rested. Relaxed. Moved daughter…. Home. early. 

WordPress News.

  • The call for speakers for WordCamp US 2020 (October 27-29) has been issued.
  • mycamp.rocks has a growing directory of virtual WordPress meetups and conferences. If you are a meetup or conference organizer, please reach out to David Bisset and he'll add your event to the list.

Wearing/Drinking/Reading

  • Adam:   WC Dayton / Caffeine – Costa Rica – // Extreme Ownership 
  • Kyle:  WC Miami t-shirt, Empowered by WordPress hoodie, / coffee / The Wastelands

Question 1: How can we survive and thrive while stuck at home with our families?

Segment: do_enqueue()

Adam's Podcasts: 

Kyle’s Podcast Que: 

Podcast E119: How do you keep WordPress and family/real life separate?

February 26, 2020

Updates 

  • Kyle: Holy crap, the hiring process is exhausting.
  • Adam:  We had snow.  A credit of $6.52 to utility bill? // educated son this AM.. PJs to Work Meeting
  • Tara: i hate cold calling. And I am sick of cold weather by now. Heading to Miami!

News

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

  • Adam:   WC Asheville 2018 / Coffee / some fiction!  NEXUS by Ramez Naam
  • Kyle: Sandhills Brewing t-shirt, Sandhills Development jacket, GoDaddy hat/ coffee / The Wastelands
  • Tara:  Nerd Network from Amy Masson and Design TLC fleece/ Coffee in HC Mug / Nothing – trying Name of The Rose and The Four Agreements   

 

Questions:

  1. I don't. Know if this will fit, but how does Tara search to find the “cold email” businesses? Are there tips on how to search?
  2. How do you keep WordPress and family/real life separate? ~ Michelle Frechette

Segment

  • Personal questions

Podcast E118: What's wrong with hourly billing?

February 19, 2020

Updates

  • Kyle: Talkity talk talk talk.
  • Adam: Chiropractors do work.  WC Santa Clarita 
  • Sara: I haven’t left my house since I got home from California on Tuesday.

WordPress News

Changes

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

  • Adam:  Code is Poetry shirt / caffeine / Coders & Atomic Habits 
  • Kyle:  Build Beyond Boundaries Bluehost t-shirt, Sandhills Development jacket / orange juice / Traction
  • Sara:   A parka / hot water   /  Meaningful Work by Shawn Askinosie

Questions 

  1. What’s wrong with hourly billing?Michael Maurer
  2. How do I generate good leads?Heather S

Segment – Vague Rant Up

Podcast E117: How do you motivate remote employees?

February 12, 2020

Updates 

  • Kyle: I need Valentine's Day ideas.
  • Adam: Strange dream. Nic Cage. 🙂  // Half Marathon?  Should I?

Changes

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

Kyle:  WCA2 2014 hat, WCA2 2015 t-shirt, WCA2 2017 hoodie / Orange juice / The Rule of Two

Questions

  1. How do you motivate remote employees?Serena Dawn
  2. I provide mostly hourly & monthly maintenance services to clients who find me mostly by referral. I am looking to grow faster then referrals.. And thinking by way of acquisition/buying another business like mine.. what are some options to make that happen? How do I find out and see who wants to sell? How do I value that? -Jeremey C 

Segment: Deletable History

Podcast E116: How To Give Feedback

February 5, 2020

Updates

  • Kyle: Busy with interviewing candidates.
  • Adam:  49ers had a great season.

Changes

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

  • Adam:   WP Birmingham Hoodie + Woo Ship it /  Water / Extreme Ownership  by Jocko Willink 
  • Kyle:  Digital Summit Detroit t-shirt, Sandhills Development jacket / Tea / The Rule of Two

Questions

  • Hello gents! I was wondering what your thoughts were on how best to select presentation proposals for WordCamps in order to promote diversity and inclusion? Is it better to use demographics to ensure diversity? Or use a completely blind selection process? -Guy Cicinelli
  • How do you provide good, productive feedback to employees or contractors when they've done something wrong? –Serena Dawn

Segment – Tagline, you’re it.

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Podcast E115: The 2019/2020 Predictions Episode

January 15, 2020

Life Updates

  • Kyle: wrapping up work projects.  Basketball pickup. 
  • Adam: boys back in school. Daughter on her way. Better for me! 🙂

WordPress News

 

Changes

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

2019 Predictions: Adam wins!

Podcast E114: How do I find my first website clients?

January 1, 2020

Updates 

  • Kyle: Heading out to play some music with the band for seniors at a nursing home.
  • Adam: Son turned 17.  Sis in law visiting.  Dog. 
  • Scott: Life. good. Kids on vacation.

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

Question 1:  What is your advice on how to get some of your first website projects if you’re just getting started building WordPress sites? -Sara Fun

Segment 1: Personal question

Segment 2: Unordered lists

Podcast E113: What Site Health warnings are present on your highest priority sites right now?

December 25, 2019

Updates

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

Questions

  1. What decisions now can WP plugin companies make to be relevant 3yrs from now? Your personal opinion and the direction you see being taken at Sandhills.Justin Ferriman
  2. What Site Health warnings are present on your highest priority sites right now?Alex G

Segment: OpenSource

Podcast E112: What is the status of ClassicPress?

December 18, 2019

Updates

  • Kyle: Interviewing family for a “Family Podcast” 
  • Adam: Leading WC Raleigh. // Got Avalon from college, // F3 holiday party, Milk Stout // Meeting DELVIS / // Q for y.. “a/watch?” 

Changes

News:

Wearing/Drinking/Reading? 

  • Adam:    Pagely  / coffee / Invested: How Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Taught Me to Master My Mind, My Emotions, and My Money (with a Little Help from My Dad)
  • Kyle:  MongoDB socks, Nexcess hat, WP Engine WCUS 2019 shirt / Coffee / Rick Steve’s Ireland Travel Guide

Questions

  1. Does anyone have a good analogy to explain to non-techy people the difference between hosting and domain registration? I have a long-time client (non-profit run by a committee agghh) whose domain registration just expired and they’re flabbergasted because “We paid your last bill on time.  We don’t handle their domain registration because I think that should always be in the client’s name.  I still don’t have a good way to explain how that’s different from the hosting/maintenance they pay us for.- Sara Dunn in Slack
  2. What is the status of ClassicPress and who is using it (and why)? Happy holidays! Hope you are well!   -Tara Claeys in Slack

Segment: WordStress