MailChimp, Customer Service, and Knitted Hats

A codeBOX client asked us to resolve some mixed content errors on their SSL-encrypted website. We spent a few minutes tracking down the offending images that were hardcoded into the WordPress database. Side note, is there a way to automatically save WordPress-hosted images relatively to the database rather than hardcoding the https:// or http:// uri?  I’ll be looking into this one of these days… We ran the diligent backups and set to work Search & Replacing the hell out of the messy database and couldn’t resolve the mixed content on the homepage. I resorted to some CMD + F-ing on the generated source of the…

This week I gave up on learning

I’ve only recently begun to internalize how it can hurt to learn something new. I’ve mostly always approached new things with a cavalier attitude. I scan tutorials, look at the end result, attempt duplication, and read the words carefully only after hours of failure. Usually I get things done. I accomplish my goal. I’m satisfied. I’m always walking into the unknown. I’m self taught and every day, every bit of code, is new in some way. I’m learning more and more each minute. And usually, it just feels like living. But every now and then I face one of those problems where I’m stepping into page…

Week In Review: I’m Just Kind of Angry

CloudFlare pissed me the fuck off In the same week we installed an SSL certificate and added CloudFlare to a client’s website. I took the easy way out of the SSL certificate on the WordPress and rather than rewriting URLs hardcoded in the WordPress database from http:// to https:// I decided to install an SSL plugin. I didn’t do much research, I plugged it in, and ran some visual tests to ensure everything was smooth. The mixed content issues disappeared and I patted myself on the back for saving so much time. Anyone know why WordPress still saves full url’s (to images and onsite pages) with http:// instead…

Jacascript Color Clock Thing

I made a color clock thing that almost works entirely perfectly: I saw Hugo Giraudel’s Color Clock Experiment and wanted to recreate my own version. I borrowed a bit of his code because I couldn’t figure out the lightness of the text algorithm on my own. I wanted the color to change more dramatically and I also wanted to create a clock face in addition to a digital clock. The hands on the clock are a little off and I can’t figure out how to make the animation to work in a infinitely (it restarts by rewinding at 12:00). But it was fun to build and…

This is why I’m starting a new blog

The top level domain (thomaspatricklevy.com) is an online warehouse for all things related to my life as a poet. I’ve had a website up at code.thomaspatricklevy.com for years. I’ve been developing this website locally for a pretty long time and I finally got it all ready and acceptable to push to the server and was roadblocked. What the hell am I going to write? I have some vague ideas. I want to share knowledge about WordPress but there’s a ton of websites out there already doing a really incredible job of sharing WordPress knowledge. What makes me special? I know a ton about Infusionsoft. I’ve been…