Selvin Ortiz

Merry Christmas and Happy 2018

January, 13, 2018

2017 was another mellow year with a few memorable highlights.

Why I Suck at Writing and Publishing Consistently

September, 18, 2017

A short article on why I suck at writing/publishing consistently and what I’m going to do to fix it.

5 Things I Love About Visual Studio Code

March, 14, 2017

If you are a Sublime Text or Atom user, you may want to check out Visual Studio Code.

Happy First Birthday Silas

January, 4, 2017

I learned so much this year; from your first bath a year ago to your little fart that woke you up this morning. Happy Birthday, Son, I love you!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

January, 1, 2017

I started 2016 with a new job and a new baby, which set the tone for a busy year. There were some rough spots along the way but overall, it was an excellent year.

We Made it Through Another Winter

May, 4, 2016

Winters in Minnesota can be tough… they get cold, long, and even a little depressing sometimes.

Introducing our Baby Boy Silas Gabriel

January, 10, 2016

A couple of days ago we announced the birth of our baby boy (Silas Gabriel) on social media but I wanted to share it on my blog so that I have a permanent record of this wonderful experience and to be able to share it with friends and family members that do not follow those channels.

New Job at Kingdom Advisors

December, 24, 2015

I am happy to announce that I will be starting the new year working for a company headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Farewell Barrel Strength

December, 17, 2015

A bittersweet announcement about transitioning out of my leading role at Barrel Strength.

Our First Real Christmas Tree

December, 6, 2015

We finally got to cut down our own Christmas tree! We named it Nacho:)

Porting Patrol To Craft 3

August, 20, 2015

Last weekend, I was able to make time to port one of my plugins (Patrol) to Craft 3. I really enjoyed it overall and I can tell that a lot of things are changing for the better and many workflows and patterns are being formalized thanks to Yii2.

We Are Having A Baby

July, 29, 2015

A life changing event that we are extremely excited bout and ready to share with the world.

Interview With Brandon Kelly On Craft CMS

July, 23, 2015

An informal interview with Brandon Kelly discussing the current status and the future ahead for Craft CMS

Life Without Vagrant

July, 21, 2015

I decided to stop using Vagrant and start using MAMP Pro. It is now six months later and I could not be happier with my decision and I’ll tell you why…

Rendering Templates In Custom Locations

April, 15, 2015

A quick and safe way to render templates outside default paths defined by Craft

My First Macbook Pro

March, 22, 2015

It took lots of saving and weeks of research but I finally got a Macbook Pro.

An Objective Look At Craft CMS

March, 17, 2015

An objective look at the good, the bad, and the missing parts in Craft CMS.

Happy Third Anniversary My Love

March, 2, 2015

A love letter to my lovely wife on our third anniversary.

More Quality Time With Family In 2015

January, 2, 2015

The one thing I want the most in 2015, is to make more quality time for my family and make them a priority.

Traversing Arrays Using Dot Notation

December, 6, 2014

Dot notation is a handy way to traverse arrays and a nice built in feature in Craft CMS that I use often.

Storing Global Variables In Craft

November, 28, 2014

A developer oriented approach to storing and using global content in Craft CMS.

Falling In Love With NodeJS

November, 21, 2014

Learn why NodeJS will be my tool of choice for building command line applications from now on.

Hello World

November, 20, 2014

Learn about the launch of my new blog and what to expect.