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   Posted by: BJ Johnson in woodworking

Baptismal Font and Basin

Joy's recent post about: The creation of a Solid Fruitwood and Hardwood Baptismal Font to accompany one of our Cast Glass Baptismal Basins.


A Brush With Greatness – Stephen Hawking and Me?

   Posted by: BJ Johnson in blown glass


Sometimes, surprises can be a very good thing. Many times they're not but this one is very welcome and special, indeed. Late Friday afternoon a message arrived from Donna Stevens, our good friend at the Planetary Society, informing us of their surprise.

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Fixed Admin Menus — The Plugin Condensed

   Posted by: BJ Johnson in plugin, WordPress


WordPress 3.3 hit release just a few days ago, so I dived into the code of the new Admin system to figure out what had changed.

As with all things open source, if you have a good idea that stands the tests of use and time, eventually it will find its way into core. As a result, my code is shrinking some with each new release of WordPress

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Fixed Admin Menus — The Plugin Enhanced

   Posted by: BJ Johnson in plugin, WordPress


With the release of WordPress 3.2, it's time for a plugin update. The Admin Screen layout and menus have changed a bit, many things for the better, and Ozh updated his plugin for v3.2 compatibility. My turn. Going in, my concern was how to make these new changes and not have WordPress 3.1.x users end up with screwed up menu bars. No way to know until I dived into

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45 Backers Helped Themselves to Some Great Art

   Posted by: BJ Johnson in art, marketing, space


And helped us reach our goal, then go on to surpass it by 17% before the deadline brought pledges to a close. This exhibit would not have been possible without their generous support and we can't thank them enough. Our spirits were greatly lifted as the pledges began coming in, so it wasn't only funding that was needed. As a result, our first Kickstarter Project is now in the

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Help a Starving Artist and Help Yourself

   Posted by: BJ Johnson in art, glass, sculpture


Our first Kickstarter Project has just launched. What's Kickstarter? It's a new and innovative way for individuals across the globe who are interested in what an artist does, or wants to do, to fund creative projects by pledging various levels of support according to what they each can afford. Doesn't have to be a lot. Each pledge level has rewards that the project's backers will receive

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Fixed Admin Menus — The Plugin Expanded

   Posted by: BJ Johnson in plugin, WordPress


Short time between initial plugin release and the first update but it had to be done... and quick. Downloads of the first Admin Menus Fixed version were chugging along nicely for a number of days, with no reports of bugs, etc. Then, while researching why Popular Posts was suddenly returning no results by deactivating recently updated plugins, one-by-one, to try to sort out if there were a

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