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Why I love Scuba Diving

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Mar. 20, 2020

Dear Reader, I love Scuba Diving. I love it so much I volunteer to help others learn how to dive at least once a month. One of the reasons I love scuba diving is the respect that divers find for each other. When sitting on a boat gearing up to dive, there is a lot […]The post Why I love Scuba Divin…


Thank you for small acts of kindness

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Jan. 25, 2020

Dear Reader, Five or six years ago, my good friend – and the Don of the PHP Community- Mr. Michelangelo van Dam – was listening to me ramble at a conference. I was rambling on about the fact that every time I go over to Europe, I have to lug around my crappy power converter, […]The post Thank you …


My 2019 in Content

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Dec. 27, 2019

Dear Reader, Creation In 2019 I created 1 New book “Using the WordPress REST API“ 44 Episodes of “Voices of the ElePHPant“ 14 Episodes of “No BS Engineering” with my friend Mario Peshev 93 Blog posts (counting this one) 11 technical talks 2 Keynote talks Consumption In 2019 I read 19 books. Not the …


Why I teach

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Dec. 12, 2019

Dear reader, I am a selfish person. I do not generally like to share my time with anyone and would rather spend it doing the things I love like video games and scuba diving. However, I owe a debt that I am honor bound to repay. I am where I am in life because others […]The post Why I teach appeared …


You will fail

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Nov. 22, 2019

Dear Reader, It has come out recently that while packing up to leave the White House, the previous administration’s staffers left notes all over the place for incoming administration’s staffers stating “You will fail.” I am sure they meant this to be a subversive and demoralizing message meant to …


I wanna be like my Roomba

Written by Cal Evans / Original link on Nov. 20, 2019

Dear Reader, I wanna be like my Roomba. My Roomba kicks off every morning at 8:00 Am ET sharp and sets out to accomplish the day’s mission. My Roomba does not feel like a failure if does not complete it’s given task in the allotted time. My Roomba does not take into consideration that it […]The pos…