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Ryan Olson
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Attended Diablo Valley College
Lives in Concord, CA
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Wrote a post about the stuff I use to do the stuff I do, good times :)
Scroll Down. My Setup. 21 August 2014 on mac, setup, hardware, software, music, gaming. The desk setup of a web developer can be super fun to behold. I especially enjoy seeing what other developers use in their daily work so I am always checking out setup sites. I figured it was about time to ...
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Are there any good plugins, I do not mind if I have to pay, for a MultiSite network that allow users to see at least some +Google Analytics in the dashboard area? +Joost de Valk 
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+Ryan Olson Check Hangout. I sent you a message.
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Care to help with a #wordpress  question? Trying to figure out some custom roles and capabilities setup on a MultiSite network...
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So where can I find a list of posts that I have "plussed" on here? 
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Who is going to +fluentconf this week??
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I am. =)
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Show of hands please, what phone are you rocking? iPhone? Nexus? Galaxy?
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Analysis Paralysis. 

Ever get stuck there?

Working on a big project and 2 issues have somehow arisen for me:

1. There are so many ways to build things, and I find myself "worrying" about doing it the correct (read: best way possible) and am thus making myself stagnant. I am in this rut of wanting to be sure it is perfect, as if that is possible. This code will be responsible for running hundreds of sites, but what if I make mistakes and it is not the best it can be?

2. Bouncing around on sub-tasks. This may be related to the larger anxiety issue above, I cannot get traction on any task because I start to think of another aspect to address. "Oh, maybe i'll try this!" Then bounce over there for 10 minutes before thinking, "hmm, what about this..."

Now, I am not new to this industry, been doing this going on 10 years now, I have no idea why this suddenly surfaced. Has anyone else dealt with similar circumstances? What do you do to traverse them? Would love to hear your thoughts. 

Thanks!
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#1 is best handled via experience and testing.  Is the design fault tolerant, and can it scale, if so, at what point does the scaling end?   Is the design fast?  Is the speed acceptable?  Does it pass basic security tests?  Can the design be extended?  Does it need to be extended?  Can you monitor what the code is doing easily? Do you need to?  Can you update the code easily if need be?

#2 is more self discipline than anything.  If you worked out a design in #1, follow the design.  Don't deviate unless you find clear problems with the method you are following.  Bouncing around can be useful at times, but if you are not actually completing code, you'll never be able to release it.
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On #WordPress and #SEO : Should you disable trackbacks and pingbacks on pages?
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#SEO  question, for a site where a main menu has an item with children, but the parent item is just an anchor, what is best practice? Kill the link with JS? Have it link to an "overview" page? Somehow change it to list item? (This is in #WordPress  )
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+Ryan Olson How many links would be like that on the page? Generally I would view the effort/reward of going through too much effort on this to be low compared to effort in other possible areas ;)
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Question on #seo  A company is filling the meta description with just "call us at xxx for all your xxx needs in city" on just about every page. Is that crap or what? Shouldn't the description be used to describe the page?
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I see this a ton and yes, it should be describing the page. One day people will learn that copying and pasting the same phone number does not work. #seo  
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I have a +Google Analytics account with MANY sites in it, is there  a way from the main dashboard to get browser visiting stats for ALL sites? Like a mass average? +Google Developers 
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Anyone use Bourbon Neat grids http://neat.bourbon.io/ by +thoughtbot ? Thoughts?
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HTML, CSS, Sass, JavaScript, WordPress, Git
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  • Sequoia Technologies
    Lead Developer, 2010 - present
    Front-end work, lots of custom WordPress.
  • thatryan web development
    Web Developer, 2005 - present
    Freelance web dev, and stuff.
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Ryan, (me) is a funny dude, Apple nut, and Xbox player. I build things for the internet. Yay.
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    Computer Science, 2005 - 2008
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