My favorite suppliers

I’ve spent 1000’s of hours scouring the internet for cool stuff to make and during that time I’ve come across some pretty amazing companies who make custom items. I’ve decided to share my finds with you all on a new site I just put together, I’m adding stuff everyday so be sure to check back often and if you make anything cool please tell me about it.

WPA Style Posters

I’m in love with posters done up in WPA style. It would be really neat to do up a set with WordPress related themes like proper coding practices or the using WordPress best practices.

New coat of paint on

I was bored last night so I thought it might be fun to learn a bit more about Shopify theming. So I hacked up one of the free themes to make it fit my store a bit better. I learned a lot and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

Event Farm

Events fascinate me. I was doing my daily Dribble search when I came across this company called Event Farm. They are doing some pretty interesting work in the event space. I almost want to create an event just so I can use their neat platform. If you work in the event space you should really check them out.

Shop Logo Concept

It would be amazing if this was adopted as the merch store logo and also if you visited it redirected you to the WordPress merch shop.

Big Cartel is amazing

I’ve never used their product before but I came across their merch store today and I was blown away. I’ve never seen such amazing goods displayed in such an amazing way. Their site blows me away. The attention to detail, the photos, everything is just amazing. I don’t even know what to say. I would pay $482.93 to meet the people behind the Big Cartel merch store so if anyone knows who they are please let me know how to make it happen.

New Atom theme

I found this theme on Dribbble today and I’m in love with it. Purple is my favorite color lately. You can grab it here.

My Othermill workflow

I bought an Othermill about a month ago and while I haven’t been using it as much I would have liked, I really do like it. The team at Other Machine Co has done an amazing job making the mill and the software that interfaces with it (Otherplan) very easy to use. I was really surprised, I expected there to be more headaches. However, there is one area where I’ve struggled, with the CAM software. There are basically two options either using some really awful looking but easyish to use Windows software or really complex web based software. I have no ambition to become a machinist. I’m just looking to play around with something new and cutting edge so I really didn’t want to invest a ton of time in learning these really complex pieces of software. My Othermill workflow

Sioux Falls WordPress Meetup

I made the decision recently to do things that scare the crap out of me. On Monday I’m organizing the first meeting of the Sioux Falls WordPress meetup group. I’m a bit nervous, not only to meet new people but also because I have to do a bit of public speaking. But I’m glad I’m doing it. I’m not going to be successful in this world by being afraid. I’ll let you know how it goes 🙂 .

2016 Hobbies

As you know part of being me is picking up fun crazy hobbies every few months. In 2016 I have three hobbies queued up already.

  1. Desktop CNCing — in progress
  2. Learning to play the guitar — planning stage
  3. Becoming a world famous DJ — scheming stage

If any of these things interest you make sure to follow this blog.