These CSS3 Background Patterns are excellent for quickly applying a bit of texture to a background without overloading the page with background images.
Things that relate to my professional lives
Empty inboxes and to-do lists
It makes me inordinately happy to have an empty inbox, or an empty to-do list. If both should happen on the same day, there’s no telling what could happen!
WordSesh Recorded Sessions – YouTube Playlist
Today was WordSesh, a 24-hr event with the finest in the WordPress community giving 1-hr talks on a subject of their choice.
The organisers have already put all of the talks online and created a playlist for you to watch them all or pick and choose the ones that interest you most.
WordPress test data
I was recently enticed to come up with a set of test data for WordPress, to exhaustively test new themes. Most data sets didn’t seem to have enough of all the different formats that you can have in WordPress, particularly when it came to post formats.
Luckily, someone beat me to the punch and created wptest.io, which does exactly that, so I’m off the hook.
My long road to becoming a licensed Professional Engineer
I studied Civil Engineering at the University of Brighton having been born and bred in Brighton. As is standard in the UK I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in three years.
While I was at university I met and fell in love with an American who lived in Florida (her name is Martina by the way). Since I was a little more easy-going than her I made the trek to the US rather than the other way around so I now found myself, recently graduated, living in the States.
Work permit and green card issues aside I finally got a job working as a Civil Engineer with Black & Veatch. It wasn’t long before I started investigating what needed to be done to become a professional engineer in Florida. After all, in order to get anywhere in your career it’s somewhat expected/required (as is becoming Chartered in the UK).
As I have a foreign degree the Florida Board of Professional Engineers makes you get your education evaluated, which as I recall, cost about $250. It required getting my university and even my A-level exam boards to send transcripts of all my results directly to the evaluator (they cannot come through you). Several weeks later, I got a letter from them describing all the courses I had taken and how they compare to an ABET degree, which requires 32 credit hours in higher mathematics and basic sciences, 48 credit hours in engineering science and engineering design, and 16 hours in humanities and social sciences.