My musings about life, side-projects, self-sufficiency, living off-grid and whatever else pops into my head that I feel warrants sharing.

Hey ho, it's SmokeyFro!

This post is a work-in-progressIt's been a long time coming, but I finally got around to creating a personal site I'm proud of. This a complete rebuild of my tired (and somewhat half-arsed) version, which lived over at for a couple years. The motivation behind the rebuild was multi-fold... Firstly, I was never really happy with the old site. It was somewhat rushed and never finished and has been a thorn in my side for way too long. The story of the cobblers shoes comes to

Beans review from local dev

I recently came across a comment by local WordPress dev, Simon Dowles, on a review of Beans. I enjoyed reading about his first impressions, so I reached out and asked if he'd mind me publishing it on the blog. He was kind enough to agree, so without further adieu, here it is. I stumbled across Beans about 2 months ago when I saw the author of Beans at a local WordCamp Conference. I decided to poke around the docs a bit to get an idea of what the framework was capable of. While it was a lot of