A New WordPress MeetUp

WordPress MeetUp

I work in WordPress a lot during the course of my day. I have been wanting to attend one of those “MeetUps” that are in the area, and they had one for WordPress. Seemed like a natural thing to check out. I could never get to a meeting, though, for one reason or another. Evening […]

How Much Do I Charge Clients for a Website?

Collision between two engines, Bay of Quinte Railway, ON, 1892

Whoa! Easy there, hard charger. Let’s take it step by step. Maybe you can buy me a cup of coffee first? OK OK. You want to be a website builder person. But you don’t know how much to charge people. Let’s break it down a bit. You have to work backwards to find the project […]

Saint Raphael’s Annual Bazaar

Parish Bazaar

I have to admit, I feel like it’s Christmas for adults. The Saint Raphael’s Annual Parish Bazaar starts tonight (thru Sunday). And that means I get to eat funnel cake and hot sausages and play bingo. My kids will be spending their whole evenings in the bouncy house castles. My wife and I will buy […]

“Solar Roadways” Filmmaker Coming to Pittsburgh, PA

Solar Roadways demo

Mark Dixon, filmmaker, is coming to Pittsburgh this July 24th to speak at Green Drinks about his latest feature project, Solar Roadways. I think the Solar Roadways project is amazingly innovative. I have no credentials to support whether or not it would work, but thankfully, the project is being funded to be developed as a […]

The Monty Hall Problem

I doubt I will ever be on a gameshow or even have an opportunity to try this during a Pittsburgh Pirates game, but if any of you ever do, here is a video explaining how to win at the Monty Hall Game. You are probably already familiar with the game – you have three doors […]

Launching the Fort Pitt Web Shop

Running my own business, the Web Communications Group, has been a great learning experience and very rewarding. The time has come to make some changes, though, so in October and November of 2013, I began putting a lot of thought into how I wanted to proceed. It wasn’t a matter of deciding between folding up […]

Puzzle: Put the Congressional Districts Back Together

Gerrymandering is the practice of redrawing congressional districts after a decadal census to favor one political party over the other. Cool, right?  The folks over at Slate posted this game that lets you see the gerrymandered districts as individual puzzle pieces.  Their home state is the puzzle board.  Can you put them all together again? […]

Chipotle Ad for an App is More Than Just an Ad for an App

chipotle video screenshot

I watched this ad from Chipotle the other day and couldn’t get it out of my head. It is such a striking message to come from a mass-production food company, especially one owned by McDonald’s (they are not owned by McDonald’s). I am not sure how to let the competing interests balance in my head, especially since […]

I Feel Famous

And yeah, DE LA Soul is Killin it live in concert (after all these years) — chris field (@chrisfield_com) September 7, 2013 i.e., DJ Maseo from De La Soul retweeted me. Yeah, I’m easy to please.