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  • Member Since: October 23rd, 2010
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Website: butlerconsulting.com
  • Job Title: Owner
  • Employer: ButlerConsulting.com, OPPORTUNEX, INC.
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Bio

I am a developer at heart, a designer because I’m stingy. I worked in ColdFusion for 14 years and converted to PHP in 2010…. kind of a religious experience. Now, I’m an Open Source fanatic! With over 18 years of web development experience, I specialize in rapid prototyping and quick turnarounds on the toughest, most cutting-edge Internet projects. jQuery is my fav!

Interests

I’m a father and a geek. Generally, I work all the time. Even when I’m not working, I like to dabble with code and websites. My other interests include astro physics, black hole theory, Internet marketing, kittens and personal/spiritual development. I have big plans, hopes and dreams (like I want to bring back the age of zeppelins) but there is only so much time in every day.

WordPress Origin Story

I discovered WordPress in 2010 and it was a real “duh?!” moment for me. I had been out of commercial web development for about 6 years while running a local delivery company. It’s funny how things change so fast in this business! “Back in the day,” we used to have a saying: “If you’re sick for a week, you might as well get a new career.”

As a Microsoft developer and ColdFusion programmer, I was immune to the evolving Open Source movement (just not in my universe). WordPress changed all that. During that time, as I was only developing for my own company and not staying on top off things in this industry. When the fog cleared and I decided to get back into web development, it was a whole new world.

I dropped ColdFusion and ASP like a rock and learned PHP, HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery in about a month, and I’ll never look back. Coding, design and building web solutions are more than just a talent, skill or job for me, it is a true passion. WordPress lets me express this in new and exciting ways without reinventing the wheel. Thanks WordPress!!! #codepoet

  • Posted a reply to This plugin seems stone dead now.., on the site WordPress.org Forums:
    Thanks for the kind comment and encouragement. Sorry I haven't been able to keep up…

    5 years ago

  • Committed [1157548] to Plugins SVN:
    Updated Tested up to 4.2.2

    7 years ago

  • Committed [1157547] to Plugins SVN:
    Updated Tested up to 4.2.2

    7 years ago

  • Committed [1143611] to Plugins SVN:
    WordPress 4.2 compatibility

    7 years ago

  • Committed [1143609] to Plugins SVN:
    WordPress 4.2 compatibility

    7 years ago

  • Committed [1113589] to Plugins SVN:
    Tested and updated stable tag for WordPress 4.1.1

    7 years ago

  • Committed [1113588] to Plugins SVN:
    Tested and updated stable tag for WordPress 4.1.1

    7 years ago

  • Committed [1048837] to Plugins SVN:
    Tested with WordPress 4.1

    7 years ago

  • Committed [1048836] to Plugins SVN:
    Tested with WordPress 4.1

    7 years ago

  • Committed [1037184] to Plugins SVN:
    Tested with 4.0.1, fixed link references that were blocking fonts for SSL ...

    7 years ago

  • Committed [979074] to Plugins SVN:
    WordPress 4.0 Compliance update

    7 years ago

  • Wrote a comment on the post TinyMCE 4.0 is in core, on the site Make WordPress Core:
    As the author of the Google Fonts Manager plugin, I am having this issue as…

    8 years ago