Toggle hidden files with Alfred

Very easy and quick way to toggle hidden files on a Mac using Alfred.

Download the workflow here


Desk: A nice (but expensive) distraction-free writing experience

Desk is a new publishing app for OS X.

With Desk, you can publish from your desktop to your WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Squarespace, Movable Type (is that still around?), Typepad, and even Facebook Notes.

You are a storyteller, passionate about crafting narratives that capture, express, and delight in what it means to be human.

Desk is built with that intent and mission in mind: To reduce the clutter, the noise, the distractions and the obstructions that keep us from writing and sharing those stories.

Fall in love with writing, again.

As a blogger who loves using WordPress to share stories, pictures, and life with my friends and family – I was excited to hear about a new app that could potentially make this experience better and easier.  So, I bought the app for $30, and started typing this review.

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Mikey’s Plugin List: Broken Link Checker

Welcome to Mikey’s Plugin List – my own curated list of plugins that I love and use.

Broken Link Checker


Description: This plugin will check your posts, comments and other content for broken links and missing images, and notify you if any are found.

Pretty basic but super useful. It goes through your entire site and checks for broken links. If it finds any, it will email you letting you know the link no longer works.

Very useful if you’ve just migrated your site over or if you have thousands of links and would like to make sure they are still working and not giving your readers a nice 404 surprise.

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WordPress Snippet: show all child pages of a page

Here is a pretty handy snippet that will display all the child pages of the current page:

  $children = wp_list_pages('title_li=&child_of='.$post->ID.'&echo=0');
  if ($children) { ?>
  <?php echo $children; ?>
  <?php } ?>
grunt javascript Web Dev Tools Web Workflow

Why I need to learn Grunt

Chris Coyier of and fame has an excellent article about using Grunt.

Grunt for People Who Think Things Like Grunt are Weird and Hard  via 24 Ways.

I had heard about Grunt for a while, but I didn’t feel like yet another tool would make my workflows that much better.   After testing it out and seeing the potential behind Grunt, I now think of it as an essential part of a modern web developer’s workflow.  

Go check out Grunt – it’s like CodeKit… but so much more!!