I'm a web developer at the University of California, Irvine in the Office of Information Technology (OIT).

I am responsible our simple web hosting solutions using WordPress Multisite - UCI Sites and Faculty Websites . I am also responsible for the Office of Information Technology's public website which is currently using WordPress as the content management system.

I'm an avid baker, love to draw, and am well on my way to becoming a cat lady.

Annotating Screenshots

November 7, 2012

In my line of work, I often find it easier to include a screenshot of a task to help people understand how to accomplish something rather than a lengthy written explanation. As they say, a picture (or screenshot) is worth

Searching for a Theme Framework

October 3, 2012

WordPress is turning out to be a very popular way for people to create small websites on campus. While we have a variety of themes to choose from, I’m always on the lookout for ones that offer flexibility not only

Apple’s iCal and Exchange

August 9, 2012

First impressions of using Apple’s iCal with UCI’s Exchange calendar service.

Rotating Post Section

May 11, 2012

I recently discovered that the Twenty Eleven theme has a built-in feature that allows you to have a rotating section for your Posts on your home page or any page that is using the Showcase Template. I’ve written some directions

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Physical Therapy Flash Cards

May 3, 2012

If you have ever had to go through physical therapy to recover from an injury or to strengthen a weak area to alleviate pain, then you are probably familiar with the sheets of exercises they give you as homework. The

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Alternate to Lorem Ipsum

April 26, 2012

Web developers and graphic designers are familiar with the Lorem Ipsum type of content filler. It’s just dummy text to give samples of what a design  will look like with content in place. There are a few Lorem Ipsum generators

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Color Scheme Designer

April 20, 2012

While working on configuring a Drupal theme for a client, I came across this website called Color Scheme Designer. It’s kind a neat way to play with color palettes and see website examples. It includes a monochromatic scheme, complementary color

Subscribing to Podcasts Outside of iTunes

April 20, 2012

I’m a big fan of Jack Kornfield. He’s a Buddhist meditation teacher who’s compassion and humor has helped me through some tough times. He records Dharma talks regularly that are published as podcasts. However, they are not that easy to

Custom URLs

January 24, 2012

I just learned of a way to create custom URLs in WordPress that are SEO friendly. It involves changing the Permalink structure to use Categories and Post Names in the URL. Makes a lot of sense and is also easy

15 Minutes of Fame?

October 20, 2011

About six weeks ago, I was contacted by University Communications to see if I wanted to be included in their ZotZine magazine. They do a monthly feature on people at UCI and like to include favorite lists as a fun