• My Cloud

    If you are not a fan of Google Photos, Apple Photos, Amazon Prime Photos, Dropbox, and the list goes on for cloud services, you could purchase a NAS hard drive that you host on your...

  • Anatomy of Gutenberg WordPress Editor

    Saved for reference. The Complete Anatomy of the Gutenberg WordPress Editor

  • Jekyll Exif Plugin Gem

    Just added this to this website and hope to use it on my posts. https://github.com/benib/jekyll-exiftag

  • 11 Route

    Nicely designed website and well laid out photography cards. https://11route.com/

  • How to start an LLC

    Nicely designed website, helpful information, and calculators. Down-to-earth, easy to understand explanations and story examples. https://howtostartanllc.com/

  • The Great Facebook Disconnect

    Daniel Brinneman in reply to: The “Great Facebook” Disconnect It would appear that Facebook is on the way out as a social platform. August 1, 2018 What you may have heard is true – as...

  • Jekyll Webmentions and GitHub Pages

    I had to change my workflow because I am new to the right way of doing this and I’m finding my groove in all of it. First, I was pushing all of my build files...

  • Great Divide

    I just posted a new Instagram post. I cropped it 5:4 for the post. My friend had driven to Damascus, Virginia first, before going through Mountain City, Tennessee by chance. Thankfully no one came around...

  • Audio: Writing Passion

    Inspired to record my voice and surroundings.

  • Fixing connection timeout

    Occasionally this site appears down and if reloaded several times, a “connection timeout” with 500 comes up. I thought I had fixed this. I went back into my cPanel and noticed that PHP.ini had 800s...

  • Art to Design

    Listening to a video podcast on Joe Collins YouTube channel and he pointed to this page of testimonials from many people who use Linux despite the naysayers. Inspired me to write this article from that...

  • Android Mobile Photography: Google Pixel 2

    After a solid year with Google Pixel 2, I have learned that it’s really a good camera on a phone. Thanks to that software and Artificial Intelligence (AI), 12 Mps works just fine. I had...

  • The Host

    Almost a full two years past, I stopped using HostGator because it was out of my budget. I had three months left on my account after having been with them for six years, three before...

  • Joys of Jekyll, Gems, and EasyApache

    Once again this website went down on my new host with a 500 server error. I spent two hours reading about Jekyll for GitHub Pages, succeeded in adding the theme and in the process, I...

  • macOS TextUtil Convert TXT to DOCX, CAT All DOCX to One DOCX

    Today, I had the need to convert a homebrew extension to DOCX extension. I renamed all the custom extensions to the TXT extension. There was no formatting in the original files like bold or italicizing...

  • No. 4 Boxed Water

    No. 4 Boxed Water 21MAR2015 Union Grove NC #SonyA6000 #sonyalpha #printavailable #linneysmill #linneyswatermill #creative #grunge #watertrough #watermill #photography #getoutandshoot #outdoors #waterleak #woodenframe #uniongrovenc #uniongrove #northcarolina #photography #waxhawphotographer #mill #weatherworn A post shared by Daniel Brinneman...

  • Echo WordPress Featured Image Description

    On blog post single.php in WordPress TwentySeventeen, echo the Featured Image Description with photo credit just before the comments’ If statement. Remove “photo credit” from the text (not case sensitive), then add it formatted as...

  • Ham radios I owned and operated

    At one time I was super active in Amateur “Ham” Radio and there’s a very small part of me that misses that time. Here below is a list of radios that I used to own...

  • Chrome on Mac and the spinning beachball

    Tried everything to fix this beachball problem so much that I started to believe that there was a bug in Chrome for Mac and Firefox Quantum was looking like the alternative. The beachball spins (like...

  • Life Stack abstraction

    Looked over the Life Stack link on Khürt Williams’ post and my first thought was, it’s amassing the materialistic man’s possessions all on one page and I wasn’t fond of putting time into this project,...

  • CrashPlan Home to Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage

    For several years, I was a CrashPlan Home customer, on Linux and Mac, until they closed their Home plan this past year. I liked their plan because unlike Carbonite there was a setting to turn...

  • Exploring React Native

    Yesterday, I stumbled on a video series about using React Native (“learn once, write anywhere”) to build cross-platform code for iOS and Android devices and a second fun video presentation today. I can continue to...

  • Social Media Fast

    Most recently, the need to have multiple venues or platforms to post on has felt exhausting. I recently closed my Twitter account of 4000+ tweets and it seemed at the time that I wanted to...

  • Nomad

    Standing in the dark, a heavy weight on my back, a light pushes past me, a hum of the heater all around me, a sad and lonely hearts hangs within, a smile irks out, slowly...

  • The Best Camera

    The best camera that I carry is my mobile phone. After reading and skimming through Khürt’s My iPhone Photography Bag, I wanted to punch out details of what I use. I’m starting a new day...

  • Goodbye, Twitter!

    We were friends since the day you were born and I had 4000 tweets. It’s time to move on.

  • Hey Siri, navigate to…with Google Maps

    This past week, I was riding and the driver tried to pull up his driving instructions with Apple Maps with Siri and it failed. He opened Google Maps and then used the microphone to tell...

  • Law of the Jungle

    In my younger years, a classic novel that grabbed my imagination was Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. Surviving on an island after shipwreck, saving a cannibal’s life from others, and making whatever he needed from...

  • Coloring Books

    Recycled paper with colored threads, thick defined soft pages between your fingers, easy tear, and colored pencils or crayons. By the number, bold black lines, thin gray lines, faint lines, patterns, and nature. The makings...

  • Static site built with a Flat-file CMS

    This is a journey, a new one at that. First, an interest in static site generators as I’ve written about, then I wanted to build my own site using just PHP (with HTML/CSS/JS) and Markdown....

  • Stretching is Unproductive

    In ten years, I had created too many blogs. Some were personal, some anonymous, some creative and this blog was technical. At first, it was to separate topics and create sites that were all about...

  • Entertaining Static Site Generators

    There are two static site generators that have caught my imagination: Jekyll and Hugo. Jekyll keeps getting better and can be hosted on GitHub Pages. GitHub made Jekyll. Hugo does well with large sites that...

  • How To Get Started Troubleshooting G Suite Email Routing

    These are steps I take when troubleshooting a G Suite (Google Apps previously) email sending issue. At first, ten plus years ago, a Google Apps account could be set up for free for up to...

  • Wow! You took that?!

    Is it really my photography? There are days that when I post a photo, I get many compliments about how good it looked and others tell me that I do well. On those days, I...

  • Personal Project: Sort HTML Tables

    I’ve been sick as a dog since Sunday (28-Dec-2014) with a sore throat and cold. I hardly want to talk because it hurts and when I do talk (would prefer not to), my voice is...

  • SEO, Marketing and Web Programming, Oh My!

    This year, I’ve been spending more time on myself. Filling in the cracks to the knowledge that I already have building sites with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) structures. Encouraging my clients to follow the basics...

  • Photography—It’s Irritating

    Stay with me, photography as a hobby or a profession can be lots of fun. I enjoy the time I spend with other photographers or by myself out there in nature. Taking photo tours locally...

  • The path is not cloaked by uncertainty

    I have realized today that learning Javascript or any programming language, I have had a long time FEAR that I would easily get lost and give up. I have realized it’s like learning new road...

  • Pendleton, South Carolina

    On November 18, 2016, I woke earlier than usual. You see, I’m accustomed to working late hours as a custom WordPress theme designer and I find that I function better, as a coder, at those...

  • macOS Absence

    It’s been a month since I realized my second Apple computer was not going to survive. A word of advice; after reading many forums, Apple-owned community feedback sites, and my own experiences; don’t purchase an...

  • HDR Processing on Linux

    This morning, I learned that the software experience I’ve had on Mac can also be found on Ubuntu MATE (pronounced mah-TAE) with HDR photography using open source LuminanceHDR and DarkTable. Popular Photomatix (HDR Tone Mapper)...

  • Past adventures of a Woodturner

    It’s been a full year since I ventured into the extended shed that my Dad and I built for my woodturning adventure. I enjoyed building it with him. I was excited to start a year...

  • WordPress Installation Security

    If you haven’t read my first post in this series, The Basics of WordPress Security, read it now then come back here. The second line of defense is your installation of WordPress. I’ll get into...

  • The Basics of WordPress Security

    The basics of WordPress security begins with your hosting platform. I use HostGator. Use a non-shared hosting plan. If you can afford the bill, sign up for Managed WordPress or VPS account. If you’re the...

  • Creating a Facebook Page for your website

    Starting a Facebook Page (Page) is a big responsibility. It’s easy to start. It must be kept updated consistently. You’ve just created your website and to bring traffic to it, you use a Page to...

  • Goodbye, LinkedIn!

    The first and only account I ever had with LinkedIn since their first days on the web is finally purged. I exported all the content that I wanted and deleted everything in the account before...

  • The iPhone redesign that saved Apple’s falling stock

    I’ve been sitting on the sidelines as a designer and watching as Apple created its first iPhone, then its next, and its next. Technically, it has changed but in design, hardly. If I were visually...

  • Armchair

    Legs crossed, a light stays on at the entrance opposite me, sitting in this armchair shrouded by the night. Face dimly lit by that off cast. The A/C whirrs above me and below me. Returned...

  • Sadness

    I felt like writing something today as I went to check the mail. I hadn’t written visually in a while and this came to mind after a hot shower. It’s not much but I was...

  • How to use Google Photos as an online photo storage solution

    To set the record straight, Google Images is not the same as Google Photos. Google Images is part of Google Search (http://images.google.com). Google Photos is a service of Google similar to Gmail, Google Calendar, or...

  • Three reasons for not owning an iPad

    The iPad, I’ve used it and I’ve never owned one. Now the iPad Pro is here and I still don’t see a need for it. I’m not against having a tablet computer, I just don’t...

  • Dreams Cycled

    It’s on my mind again, “What if I could develop Android apps?” A dream of a man who is lost in the question of what should he do with his life. What if I could?...

  • Cleaning

    It felt like the right time to go out to the shop. I vacuumed all the cobwebs around the outside of the door, inside on the walls and ceilings. I sucked some of the dirt...

  • Workflow

    I take RAW pictures then offload them to my computer with the Play Memories software. Folders by date (YYYY-MM-DD) get created in my Pictures folder. I’ll close that program. I open Sony’s Capture One, import...

  • Distance makes the heart grow fonder

    As they may say. It’s been a year and I have people asking me if I’m still doing it. To which I’ve said, “No, not for the last year gone by.” Photography has been a...

  • Are you backing up your computer?

    Are you backing up your computer at least once per month? Set a repeating reminder on your calendar or use an online service below to make sure it’s always being backed up. Ransomware is easy...

  • Design wishlist

    There are many tutorials for the items I want to learn. Usually I learn when doing a personal project because I’m challenging myself there and when I’m building a new site for a client. Here’s...

  • Golden tracks

    It was a nice warm day with a slight breeze blowing softly. Spring is almost here; it was 85ºF all day. Finally! My favorite season is here and time to don a T-shirt, shorts and...

  • Sick status

    I’ve been ten weeks sick. I’m slowly regaining energy but still need to recover the ability to focus for longer periods of time on my work.

  • Practically photography

    On my way south through Waxhaw, North Carolina, last night in the haze and fog, I pulled to the side of the road. I had seen the orange glow of the street lamp posts lit...

  • The first sunset with my Sony a6000

    This evening, I found the best spot for taking a picture of the sunset after driving about the back country for a while. It was a location I had always known. A large cleared out...

  • Sickly beings

    There sits a house shrouded by trees. The eyes occasionally open, dim and close from morning to evening. Inside, the furniture changes its course by day. Dishes strewn from room to room, a dishwasher always...

  • Landing on the Sony a6000

    Learning about this professional camera so I can take better sunset and landscape photos. I watched a lot of video reviews on YouTube to see comparisons against other brands/models and just reviews of the a6000...

  • Sick

    Six weeks sick, I have been. Miserable occasion. Soon well, God willing, with more woodturning.

  • If you will have Jesus

    If you will have Jesus, He has you already. —Spurgeon

  • How do you advertise yourself?

    I couldn’t have landed The Mosquito Authority job without the help of Jesus Christ and the many prayers from friends and family. Before this particular job, I had been struggling for two years to find...

  • The Gist of Copyediting

    Being a good writer is not the purist’s way to writing well. Clean, filtered water is pleasing to one’s taste and health, like texts written well do smoothly flow through your eyes into your thoughts....

  • Waiting on the Nexus 6

    For several years, I have owned several variants of a phone, from a flip phone to a smartphone. When I started, I used Verizon’s service and an LG flip phone with an external antenna, then...

  • Cotton clouds in Waxhaw

    Today, it was bright and full of cotton clouds. Just wonderful to look at. The sun warmed my back as I stepped into Waxhaw’s Broome Barber Shop for a haircut, beard trim, the relaxing lather-shaving...

  • My process for design conceptualization

    I met a new client at the end of July 2014 and only now in mid-September 2014, after lots of back and forth, primarily getting content from them, lots of looking for design inspiration and...

  • How to build a PayPal form with an Other textbox field

    Finding the proper way to make more complicated projects work when I’m still a budding developer, can be hard. There are many good resources out there that I like to draw from for WordPress development...

  • Stepping back

    In the early days of my exploration of the webs, I signed up for a lot of Web 2.0 Beta tests and social media sites. Today, after a year or more of thinking this through,...

  • Web Design Tools and Methods for WordPress

    HTML/CSS and some manipulation of PHP and jQuery are the “languages” that I use to design WordPress themes. When I started as a theme designer, I tried Adobe Dreamweaver in CS4 but it was just...

  • Golden Flayed Thistles

    Golden yellow and fire orange, three water-soluble paint gallon cans. One tattered, unkempt T-shirt and busting-at-the-seams, faded blue jeans. Barefooted with a flayed, thistle brush, standing in my new workshop, deciding which walls will exude...

  • Toes dancing on the water

    I was reading Dan Erickson’s post, “the beauty of simple,” and saw that picture above. Just seeing that boat inspired these words. DOMP-DOMP-DOmp-DOmp-domp-domp, the sound of feet running down the planks to the end of...

  • Writing while it rains

    I’m laying on my soft feather bed in a cabin perched on a mountain, reading through a Louis L’Amour novel and the words blur into a dream. She’s screaming because he’s kidnapped her and I...

  • Gazing

    Written on a whim: Fried pork cutlets with a hint of salt and mashed potatoes drowning in creamy light brown gravy. Green beans glisten nakedly on the plate. He gazed into her face as she...

  • Learning to stand

    It’s late and I have this need to write out where the bane of my existence has finally ended, somewhat, and life has started. That’s way out there in terms of understanding. Simply meaning, I’ve...

  • Bookmark This Page

    I needed a simple script that would work across many browsers to bookmark a page. This works in Desktop browsers. This script is borrowed from here where more can be read about it.

  • Recovering from a malware attack

    This is my first encounter in over 10 years of doing web design. There was a large site that started showing up in the Google search results with a subtitle showing “This site may harm...

  • Embedding the Twitter widget on your website the right way

    Twitter has a widget that you can put on your website to allow users who are already signed in to follow you automatically and send you a message. There’s a problem that happens when installing...

  • Living with The Word

    Being a Christian, it doesn’t mean that every problem in your life is solved. It means that there is always someone there by your side who loves you, Jesus. And when you die, you won’t...

  • Building out my portfolio with WordPress

    Where am I now? I’ve had a portfolio using a Blogger account but it just doesn’t feel right when I’m a WordPress specialist and I’m not able to get creative without learning a whole new...

  • Building out a new design

    For a while, there was a woodturning site on my server, it wasn’t catching on, and I wanted to have a place to show my creative side. After 6,000 hits on my old portfolio site...

  • Custom WordPress Gallery Shortcode Design

  • Creased black boots

    I asked a friend, scriptwriter, to write two sentences which were descriptive. Then I took one of his sentences based on that room setting and wrote out my own descriptive twist. Later, he suggested I...

  • Brokenness, Love and Redemption

    This past Friday night, I went to a friend’s workshop to turn wood. He was in his study with a friend when I arrived. They were working on the ham radio equipment together. We went...

  • Catfishing in West Africa

    Written for an English III Descriptive class. Based on true experiences. As a boy in the savannahs of West Africa, I enjoyed going catfishing with my native friends. We loved being outside so much that...

  • How to override Facebook and LinkedIn’s cache

    In case you don’t know, both Facebook and LinkedIn hold the contents of the site link that you send them for a week before they purge that and look for new content in that link....

  • Chasing after the wind

    I feel sad. Listening to a Christian radio station, KLove, to refresh my soul. Today was a good work day and tomorrow should be another good work day, but I’m still sad and lonely. Korean...

  • Why should I have a blog?

    Search Engine Optimization You provide keywords in your posts that search engines are looking for. They look through the web when someone uses Google, Bing, Yahoo, or any search engine to find the words the...

  • How to pick your best clients

    You need clients to provide you with an outlet for creative design and they need you for their business to grow. When I first started, I just wanted to work for someone and get it...

  • I need a domain name

    [caption width=”300” id=”attachment_502” align=”alignleft”] http://www.sxc.hu/photo/49702[/caption] A major key to ranking high on a search engine is all about the domain name. Have you chosen the right domain name? Think like your customers, what are they...

  • A Simplistic View of SEO

    SEO is Search Engine Optimization I’m putting this together because average people, mostly laymen, who need websites designed, don’t know the first thing about SEO will say, “Make my website more SEO friendly.” To clarify,...

  • PayPal form - Increment items - jQuery - WordPress sidebar

    all in one page Please credit me when using this jQuery code: /* jQuery code from scratch by Daniel Brinneman - Copyright Aug 11-15, 2012 - <a href="https://danielbrinneman.com" target="_blank">https://danielbrinneman.com</a> */ This code took me about...

  • How to enable Thickbox in WordPress

  • Homepage Custom Post Types Section

  • Custom Floating Social Share Bar

  • Add Google Plus Input Field in User Profile

  • Jerry Measimer - How to make a Cowboy hat on a wood lathe - 25 Feb 2012

    Jerry Measimer - How to make a Cowboy hat on a wood lathe - 25 Feb 2012

  • Shooting Star

    About two weeks ago, I came home from the late evening church service. As I usually do any night, I prayed for a safe journey home and when I got home, this night, I looked...

  • Why I'm learning Korean

    Listening to Korean I’ve been listening to groups of Koreans speaking for almost 12 months now. So, lately, I’ve been more and more annoyed that I haven’t been pushing myself to learn. I have so...

  • Mixing it up

    I keep feeling a need to write out my thoughts. To get them out in the open and just discuss for anyone to follow and make comments if they want. My life, even though it...

  • How did you get interested in Korea?

    When I quit truck driving, I was surfing on YouTube and found my first Asian drama, It Started with a Kiss, in Taiwanese. Then after awhile I found that I really liked watching Korean dramas....

  • Freshened up

    Enjoying trance and Korean pop music again. The first Kpop song I wanted to listen to was Kan Mi Youn’s Paparazzi. Chilled out in my recliner. Went to sleep at midnight and woke up at...

  • The porch swing by the ocean

    I’d rather enjoy a calm evening sitting on the porch, wrapped in a wool blanket, watching the sun go down, near the ocean, instead of having someone bother me about my problems. I wish I...

  • A Hand Rest

    Today, Memorial Day, I went on a day hike in the light to moderately heavy rain which poured down on my bare shoulders as I walked the trail. We got to the top and the...

  • A white shimmer in the rain droplet

    Within the last three months I’ve had a lot of sad feelings. Not from depression, but from loneliness. An idea struck me today, while I was being bothered with it. Pray for your future wife....

  • Clapping Oceans of God’s People

    If I clap, I cannot hear; All who clap Who are so dear. To God, this anthem we bare. For oceans are few, Less than the dew; Are the nations Who worship You. In glad...

  • Art Poem

    3 February 2003 - Literature Based Research Thou art one of many flowers in the field. Thou shinest with immense beauty and art a dove among many pigeons. I wouldst give my heart and life to...