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  • Member Since: February 24th, 2009
  • New Westminster BC V3M 3W5
  • omcsocial.com
  • Owner at OMC Social Media Promotions
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I’ve been working in tech for so many years now and I just love it, always have and always will. Somewhere along this journey in the world for tech, new things cropped up. Like the term downsizing. So one day I packed up and left. Travelled across Canada by Grehound for two weeks. That was an interesting experience. Saw the oil sands and the northern lights. I’ll take the northern lights, please.

I’ve been a Procedures Analyst, Business Analyst, and Management Analyst in the first half of my information technology career. Then I took the big leap and found myself at the other end of the country trying new things. Good with people customer service and sales-related roles were the survivor jobs. The juicy and new learning jobs were career services and counselling, life and career coaching, and building websites.

Then along came social media. Oddly, I didn’t see this as a new thing. It’s the new way of doing the old things we’ve always done. Get the word out there. Interact with people. Pump palms. Same idea, different venue.


Social Media, People, Society, Behaviour, Psychology, Photography, Art, Painting, Reading, Creative Writing, Blogging, Creating Communities, Teaching People

WordPress Origin Story

Once upon a time in Canada a fellow decided he wanted something better than static pages and off he went in search of the best blogging platform. He tried many things and invested much time, until one day he was introduced to WordPress. Confused by the interface and what all the different options did, he blogged anyway doing the best he could with no one to explain what was happening. After a period of time he figured things out and began to apply his technical skills to bigger projects. And so the story continues…

  • Created a new ticket, #31623, in Core Trac:
    Appearance > Menu errors

    11 months ago

  • Created a topic, 418 Unused when I try enabling Max menu, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    11 months ago

  • Created a new ticket, #31414, in Core Trac:
    Paginating Themes, Plugins, and Media

    12 months ago

  • Created a new ticket, #31102, in Core Trac:
    Sort Filters on Plugins

    1 year ago

  • Created a new ticket, #30401, in Core Trac:
    Media Library Crashes Browser Frequently

    1 year ago

  • Created a topic, Curious, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Regular Updates & Support & Robust ecommerce, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Is this going to work on 3.9.1?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, My Inbox Got Quiet, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Bug Issue possibly with Javascript, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Life Saver - Simple and Easy, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, How is this Plugin Compatibility today?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Evernote to Multiple Blogs, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "Everyone can post", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Cool! Thanks! So even a Role Editing plugin would help with this nicely?

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Works Great!, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Multisite Support, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Ironic really, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, WordPress 3.9 and BuddyPress 2.0, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "Everyone can post", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    So wtf? No answer? I'm interested in seeing the response to his / her question.

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, Update for the Plugin?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    2 years ago

  • Created a topic, [Plugin: Rotating Posts] Errors?, on the site WordPress Support Forums

    7 years ago

  • Posted a reply to "autofocus - image on front page", on the site WordPress Support Forums:
    Hi, I had a client just install it the other day. Here's what we learned…

    7 years ago


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