I’m Returning to the World of Full Time Self-Employment

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Six years ago when I got a job at The University of Scranton, it was a little bittersweet. For 2 years following my Masters Degree, I was self-employed. The thing that lead me to look for a new job was that I was working out of my parents’ house, and honestly, time was running out on staying on their insurance plan. Leaving that world was sad, but I was excited at the notion of working with a team. After 3 years at the university, I felt I was ready to do something different and more challenging.

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Deleting 3 Million Spam Comments from a WordPress Database

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Over at the Crowd Favorite blog, I wrote up a post about an interesting problem I solved recently. I laid out everything you need to know there, but it involves downloading a HUGE database and putting WP-CLI to good use. If you haven’t used it before and you do development with WordPress, it’s super valuable. Anyway, check out the post – it’s a good one!

Deleting 3 Million Spam Comments from Your WordPress Database

100 Words 042

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Whew. It’s been a little too long since I’ve done one of these. With the semester starting things have gotten super busy for me!

This morning I was able to help a fellow Coalworker with an issue regarding WordPress that was solved by using pre_get_posts (tutorial coming soon). This is significant for me because a year ago, I had no idea what that was.

September 15th was my 1st anniversary at Crowd Favorite and this job is definitely the reason I knew the solution so quickly. I’ve learned so much in the past year. Longer post on that to follow.

I’m Working at Crowd Favorite

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…or, “I really can’t wait to work for Chris Lema.”*

Today, I’m very excited to announce that starting in September, I will be a Front End Developer at Crowd Favorite.  I have been following the company since Alex King started it, love the work they do, and could not be happier to join a team that’s working on such great projects (I’ve actually been a big fan of Alex personally for a long time). I just recently accepted the job, but I can actually owe this to winning tickets to last year’s Pressnomics conference.

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