Author: Aaron Brazell

  • A Chance to Purchase Some of My Best Photography

    An original taken in Austin, TX on Congress Ave near 2nd Street.

  • How to Create Great Night Long Exposure Shots

    Recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time taking long exposure photos. I’ll be doing more daytime ones soon, but the easiest are night shots. If you spend enough time with your camera, you’ll quickly find that light is both your best friend and worst enemy. If your shutter exposure is too long, your photo […]

  • What Brings Us Together

    Photo Credit: Rachael Adams. We are a race divided. We are divided by gender, class, race, geography, politics, and so much more. If you don’t believe me, go take a look at your Facebook news feed. At this time, on my news feed, someone is trolling New England Patriots fans. Someone is arguing about how […]

  • How I Rediscovered Purpose

    This weekend, my life purpose was reawakened. And it was important. I had the chance to not only attend, but also speak, at the inaugural WordCamp US in Philadelphia. But before we go there, let me share some related feelings. The first WordCamp was held in 2006 in SF and I was one of a few people […]

  • Asynchronous WordPress

    This morning, at WordCamp US, I will be giving a lightning talk to a room full of WordPress professionals from around the globe. This talk was given earlier this year at WordCamp Baltimore as a full 45 minute talk, but sadly, I don’t have that kind of time today. So I figured I’d provide those […]

  • Wish Me a Happy Birthday. Give.

    Tomorrow is my birthday and I’m going to be 39. That’s one year shy of 40! Yikes! I want you to give to someone else. Read on. This past year has not been the easiest in my life. In fact, it was maybe the hardest. In the past year, I saw myself recovering from unemployment […]

  • Letting Perfect Get in the Way

    I’ve been contemplating a phrase for a few days now. It applies to writing code, as I do for a living, as well as a whole host of other things… from relationships, to home life, life goals and endeavors… the list goes on. Don’t let perfection stand in the way of progress. I know what […]

  • New Adventures with 10up

    It’s such a weird feeling. Since I began this blog in 2004, I’ve been able to say I was truly hired exactly one time. That day was Jan 9, 2013. In 2004, I was employed by Northrop Grumman. In 2006, I left NG to pursue the startup world, I took up residence at b5media as […]

  • Dishonesty in Digital Marketing

    $9.99. We used to look at that number, scratch our heads and rationalize the price as a marketing tactic to make buyers believe a product was cheaper than it was. This is all based on the psychology that $9.99 looks cheaper than $10 visually. $99.99 isn’t $100 because it’s not a 3-figure number. It’s a 2-figure […]

  • Adding a Time Start to WordPress Media Embeds

    Ever have those times that you’d like to share a piece of media but have it start at a particular time? I did recently, and figured I’d share my solution. It turns out, WordPress does not support this feature out of the box (though you could argue, theoretically, that it should).