Page builders are the new Notepad

Twenty-five years ago, I saw my first website and wanted to make my own. The point of entry was Notepad. I followed a tutorial, learned some HTML, signed up for Geocities, and figured out how to publish. It wasn’t the easiest to learn, but over a couple of weeks, I put the pieces together and…

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Generating Easy Digital Downloads Discount Codes for AppSumo Marketplace

I recently put my Social Link Pages WordPress plugin on AppSumo marketplace. The Social Link Pages website uses Easy Digital Downloads to sell the plugin and manage software licenses. AppSumo requires unique codes for each sale. Easy Digital Downloads (EDD) has discount codes that we can use, setting the “discount” to 100%. But we need…

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How Mexican Train got started

A year ago at the beginning of the Pandemic, my wife complained there’s no online version of Mexican Train, a popular dominos-based game that her family often plays together in person. I was sort of in-between side projects and learning React at the time, so I quickly registered mexicantrain.online, spent a few weeks building the…

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