One of the least popular of the gargantuan nine symphonies of Beethoven is the Eighth, composed in tandem with its more popular and cosmic sister symphony, the Seventh, and while it may not have the emotional reach of its outer siblings, it holds its own in playfulness and what I like to call “restrained abandon”.
This little trick can be handy for client projects where you’re adding video embeds to their pages but don’t want to have other clips listed at the end of it, especially when it comes to exposing users to your client’s competition.
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.
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.
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.
While working on a project, I needed to be able to dynamically display a list of posts based on specific category names on specific pages. Because I had next to no time to complete the task, I went the plugin route.
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.