• Accessibility

    Let’s Talk Accessibility

    This past weekend (July 13, 2019) I spoke at WordCamp Ottawa about Accessibility and WordPress. I had some epic nerves, in part due to some personal issues. But it was nice to see such a full room! Now, I promised that I’d talk about it more here. You can find my slides on SlideShare. WordPress & Accessibility from Amy Young One of the big things I talked about is the WCAG guidelines. The W3.org site has the official word on it. The WordPress Codex also talks about it. Unfortunately, they’re extremely technical, and as I had said, the Codex outlines child themes and how to do them, but it’s so…

  • Building Behind The Scenes

    You probably won’t notice it, but I’ve been busy building things behind the scenes. Not going to spring things on folks until later on, but rest assured that I’m more than busy on the cellular level. I’m also learning how to use software that I’ve had for a while but haven’t used because I didn’t see a point. In a world of planners and pantsers I’m a pantser. I don’t like writing out a whole map to get from point a to b to c. I always had felt that it was more constricting than helpful. Well here I am on my second book, and I see a need for…

  • Backup Backup Backup…

    Or When It Goes Horribly Awry… I’ve been in IT for longer than I care to think about. I have preached for years about the need to backup. I try to live that myself. But sometimes it goes rather awry. Right now I have at least three backups of the original copy of the second book in what’s become known as the Rock and Roll Angel trilogy. We’re not counting the hard copy print out that I have of what I managed to get done.  I’m trying to pull from those prior copies to bring it into the newer version, but considering that I have multiple copies… it’s a fun thing to deal with. While…

  • Avoiding a Case of the Mondays

    While my job is not strictly 9-5, Monday through Friday, it’s still easy to get lost in the Mondays, because the rest of the world still operates that way. Best way I’ve found to keep myself from being diagnosed with it is to keep myself busy. And that is something I can’t really complain about it.  I mean, of course, I can, but I’d rather keep my mind limber and keeping busy is a part of that. This isn’t busy to the point of my life being hell (which, it has a tendency to do all on its own… it doesn’t need a helping hand). This is just keeping myself…

  • construction

    Under Construction

    Yet again, I’m redoing this place. Why you ask? Because I say. Because I got away from what my main drive for the place was. What my writing was about. And if you ask again why, well I suggest you watch the Spoonie Author’s Network page, because Ima be talking about it there. Also a lot of it was self doubt. I design stuff, and despite this being an occasionally paid gig, I felt like I couldn’t do anything (hello imposter syndrome). So yeah. I kind of let the bad get in front of the good. (Bad author/blogger – no cookie) So mind the dust. I’m working on the construction…