Nintendo Wii U First Impressions

By Josh Sherman
8 min read
reviews
nintendo
wii / wii u
video games

tl;dr - I like the Wii U but do have some pain points. Also affiliate links, so many affiliate links. I grew up in the 1980s. I got to experience the 8-bit console wars first hand. The Wizard taught me that the Power Glove was “so bad” (and how to […]

Holiday API free and ready to fork!

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
holiday api
php
open source

Last week’s post on calculating what date Thanksgiving will fall on got me thinking, wouldn’t it be cool is there was an API that you can call to return holidays for a specific date, month or even the entire year? I did some digging and there were some premium API’s […]

What I am thankful for

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
family
retrospection

Surrounded by Facebook statuses about how miserable and broke everyone seems to be and with it being the week of Thanksgiving it felt appropriate to drop a quick list of things I’m thankful for: My wife who has the tolerance of a saint for putting up with my shit day […]

How to calculate Thanksgiving's date with PHP

By Josh Sherman
2 min read
development
php

The topic of this post ended up turning into quite the programming exercise for me. In true PHP fashion, I was able to come up with 3 distinct methods to determine what date Thanksgiving falls on (and have another in mind but it’s just a crappier version of what I’m […]

My Experience with Wizpert

By Josh Sherman
6 min read
reviews

For those that aren’t familiar, Wizpert is a platform for chatting with people (Skype, Gtalk and their site) that are experts (referred to as “wizperts”) of specific topics. Earlier in the year I was sent a beta invite to become a wizpert in the category of PHP. I’m not a […]