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My grandfather Leslie passed away this week at the age of 93. He was a rock for our family, and remained mentally and physically strong until the very end. Even a few days before he passed, he was healthy enough to make a final trip to his favourite holiday town in Devon. We were together […]

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In many ways, my family and I were very fortunate. My Dad first had cancer in 2000. He went on to survive multiple fights with several forms of cancer. He had 20 years of absolutely world-class medical treatment from England’s National Health Service. We had 20 extra years with him, thanks to that treatment, and […]

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Next week we leave Georgia after 10 years. My first experience of Georgia was as a kid. My grandparents loved, loved, loved “Gone With the Wind”. They had it on 4 or 5 VHS tapes and watched it almost weekly. Every 40 minutes the movie would stop, they’d get up and put in the next […]

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One of my wife’s high school friends, Todd Marrone, passed during Christmas. Todd worked as an art teacher in Philadelphia schools for 15 years. I never met him, but after hearing the news, my wife was telling me about him. She was showing me some of his YouTube videos, including a TED talk from 2011. It’s a […]

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I’ve been heavily involved with Joomla and, to a lesser extent, Drupal for a good number of years now. During that time, I’ve seen forks come and go but they’ve never really sparked my interested. Here are 6 reasons why: #1. Money. I’ve kids, a wife and a mortgage so I need to pay the […]

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Six years ago, I quit teaching and became a full time web designer. At that point I had three things to my name: An old iBook laptop with more broken keys than working keys. Two months of summer holiday pay from my last teaching job. A spare bedroom to use as an office.

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Alledia.com had a really great six year run. But, I’ve moved everything over to SteveBurge.com. I moved for several reasons: 1) Urgency. OSTraining traffic is going up, up, up. Visitor numbers are way, way higher than this time last year. I need to move as many sites off that server as possible. 2) Business. “Alledia” […]

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Remember that new product mentioned on the blog at the beginning of May? I’m delighted to say that things are coming along great. The name of the product is Admincredible and I know you’re going to love it. We’ve absolutely loved building it. In building Admincredible, I’ve had the chance work with a lot of people […]

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Tonight at the Joomla User Group in Atlanta I’ll be giving the first public peek inside our new business. Details of how to attend are here: http://www.meetup.com/atlantajoomla/ I’m really excited about this project: It involves a lot of great Joomla people that I’ve met over the years. Some of them I’ve been hoping to work […]