• On air quality, Covid19 and house hunting

    The subject of air quality has been prominent during the Covid19 pandemic. It is not a secret that good air quality and air renewal/filtering was helping a lot in reducing the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. But what does it have to do with house hunting?? Have you ever searched for a house and wanted […]

  • Resolve custom domain or .tld to local machine using Dnsmasq

    I know there are lots of tutorial out there to setup and use Dnsmasq, but bare with me this is also for my own sake (so I don’t have to look on how to do it the next time I setup a computer from scratch).

  • Let’s make an over-engineer wood box from scratch!

    My wife and I recently came to the realization that we didn’t have a nice place to store all of the things that we wanted to keep to remember our son Nolan who was stillborn. So I asked my uncle to help us build a box from scratch. So we set sail for a whole […]

  • VPN split tunneling on Mac default client (Cisco IPsec)

    The first thing one needs to do is identify your router gateway ip address. To do that simply check the routing table: The top of the routing table will show the default gateway (make sure you are off the vpn to run that). Next step is to go ahead and connect to the vpn (when […]

  • Contact Widgets – A Plugin to showcase your social links & contact informations

    Building a simple but highly flexible contact & social widget that works well in the customizer is hard. This was our core philosophy while working on the version 1 of this plugin and I do hope it proves useful for many people out there. Please check out for new features and releases in the coming […]

  • WP Tavern has a great review about the mentionable plugin

    Mentionable is a plugin I’ve engineered (with all other amazing talent at XWP) while working on the 56th Grammy’s website.  It allows you to link content inline using the familiar “@mention” syntax. To read the full review, follow the link: http://wptavern.com/mentionable-plugin-adds-mentions-for-wordpress-content-with-inline-autocomplete

  • If you landed here is that you probably have a keen interest in bringing a more powerful search engine into your WordPress site and you have heard about Elasticsearch, the relatively new document oriented, RESTful search server based on Lucene. There are many reasons why one uses Elasticsearch so I won’t get into much details, […]