Author Archives: filosofo

“filosofo” is the nom de guerre of Austin Matzko.

New Plugin: WordPress Appearance Date

I created this plugin because I needed a way to show posts earlier than their scheduled publish date. The client wanted posts to be scheduled for March, with everything that entails: March dates, appearing the March archives, etc., except appearing a week earlier. WP Appearance Date lets you set arbitrary dates for your posts to […]

New Plugin: WP Delayed Email

I needed a way to send an email in the future, so I came up with WP Delayed Email. Activate the plugin, and you can call wp_delayed_mail() just like you would wp_mail(), except that you pass a timestamp argument for the time you want the email to be sent.

Middle Tennessee Flooding

We’ve had a crazy amount of rain today. Here are a few pictures from the interstate traffic camera just a few miles from our house. We live on a hill, and still there’s some water coming up through cracks in the basement floor and flowing through the garage.

New WordPress Plugin: Custom Image Sizes

I make a lot of WordPress themes, and frequently clients want to associate a particular size of image with a post. You can do this easily with WordPress by using add_image_size() to define an image and then by calling wp_get_attachment_image() later to print the markup for that image. So for example, if I have an […]

Welcome, Benjamin!

My second son, Benjamin Eliot, was born today at 3:19 CDT, weighing 8lbs. 15oz. and 21 inches long. Like his older sister he was born VBAC, and like his older brother he has a full head of hair.


From Scientific American: Researchers insist they can tell someone’s politlcal affiliation by looking at the condition of their offices and bedrooms. Messy? You’re a lefty. A neatnik? Welcome to the Right. According to a controversial new study, set to be published in The Journal of Political Psychology, the bedrooms and offices of liberals, who are […]