I like working with the Advanced Custom Fields plugin, but there’s one annoyance I have and that’s when it auto-wraps outputted fields in <p> tags, which can mess with formatting. Luckily, there’s a fix for that.
Been on a late 70’s/early 80’s music kick this week. I was listening to Christopher Cross’ Gone Like the Wind at work today so I could learn the chords. I got home and tried it out at the keyboard and had a good time tinkling with it.
Last year I built a satirical news website called The Ottawa Speaker, which is much like other faux news sites out there but with a focus on my city. I’ve been making time here and there to do a little redesign and I’m getting close to finishing up and releasing the upgrade.
Back in 2006, I was knee-deep in folk songwriting and went through a bit of a Bluegrass phase. When i’d found some documentation on the shutdown of one of the Ontario lines during the 1960’s, I immediately thought of a banjo-plucking, back porch tune that has a pretty obvious connection to the classic Salty Dog Blues.
When I first started teaching myself orchestration back in my late teens, one of the first pieces I tackled was this march that was a part of this anthology recording of various military marches. As luck would have it, I found that piece.
Since I started studying Beethoven’s work back in my late teens, the seventh symphony has remained up there with one of my favorite orchestral works and even inspired me in my own writing. It’s a tightly-controlled, nuanced onslaught of rhythm and power that, after hearing it in its entirety for the first time over twenty years ago, still gives me goosebumps.
I'm a web developer living in Ottawa, Ontario and have been working in the industry for over a decade in the areas of front end development, web design, and project management. This blog is dedicated to my profession, having fun with code, as well as my creative interests including composing and songwriting, and articling.