Mrs. Flinger: A work in progress

UPDATE TO Mrs. Flinger October 16, 2015

Because the Universe has a wicked sense of humor, after this delcaration, my blog threw up all over my last upgrade.

So I'm starting over using Craft. Turning 40 and kid entering Jr High next year, sometimes it's just time for a change. These archives will still exist in the way the last child goes off to college and their room is the same for 20 years, but it's just time to move forward.

M-EE-Tup Best(ish) practices Jul 25, 2012


So I’m talking tomorrow night at the inaugural meeting for the EE Seattle Meet Up. And, if you follow me on twitter, you’ll realize I’ve been doing nothing but coding-OMG-coding-HEADBANG for weeks now.This is also why you see a distinct lack of conversation about the latest Bachelorette (TEAM JEFF) or why all the freakin’ adorable stories of my children remain largely untold. Not to worry, I promise to bring up a variety of daily babble soon enough.

In the mean time, I have a confession: I’m speaking on the “Best (some # here) Tips for a Friendly Back-End in ExpressionEngine” and I’m not sure I’m qualified to give BEST TIPS. I mean, sure, after 8 years of working with EE I have some good tips. I have some experiences that I can share that I’ve learnt from. But BEST TIPS?

Dang, yo, that’s a lot of pressure.

So I’m doing what I do: Asking the community to offer YOUR best tips. See, I learnt in graduate school that you can never ever ever definitively make a statement unless you have researched the bejewels out of it. So in order for me to make a statement like “BEST TIPS” I need to do some research.

Consider yourself my subject.

What do you consider best practices for helping your back-end administrator or your website built with EE? Do you use any plugins or go all native? Do you have strong opinions about what tools should be available?

I spoke about this (a bit) last week on the EE podcast but I’d like to get a wider perspective than just re-peating my own blahblahblah. So if you have any tips, I’d gladly include them in my talk. Oh, and give me your twitter handle for credit.

And, just for those of you who don’t give a bunny’s ear about code: LOOK! TEH KUTZ!


Kittens in cups

A bit o’ house cleanin’ and a new design Jul 16, 2012


This is wildly late in coming but I’ve update this site. In between children and life and work and events and family and maybe squeezing in one or two days of yoga a week ... you know the story, I started this revamp about six months ago and finally, slowly, painfully finished it.


I know we tend not to blog as much these days now that twitter is built in to our OS and Facebook includes our dog, our parents and our dog’s parents, but I hope to keep updating this space with writing, code, tales of travel or discovery. That last bit didn’t make the cut in the header but it’s valuable non-the-less and a process and result of the other three.

I also plan to give full run-on sentences in mass quantities. There’s something else to look forward to.

For about a year now my RSS feed has been broken. A YEEAARRR. So while I don’t update daily (anymore), I do update. And now I even have an RSS feed you can subscribe to (again).

A brief update

I’m happily working on several fabulous projects for the automotive industry using HTML5 / CSS3 / JS. It’s something I both love and am good at. Let me expand: you know how you can be good in that way you know you have much to learn but some days feel like you even teach someone something? Like that.

I recently spoke about this on the ExpressionEngine Podcast.

EE Podcast

Feel free to take a listen. It was an absolute joy to speak with Lea and Emily.

I also have a teeny tiny place-holder website for my company. Hopefully I’ll post some portfolio updates soon. Let me expand: soon in that way that isn’t next Christmas.

In the mean time, merry christmas, happy summer and whatever day it is. I’ve lost track.