Listen to My Interview on Innotiom

One of the fun things in my career is hearing from people who have appreciated the training I've done over the years.  Currently, my Drupal 8 videos on YouTube have over 1.2 million views.  The Mautic channel is gaining viewers and our videos at have tens of thousands of views.

How to Use RSForm! Pro for PayPal Recurring Donations

I had a friend ask if I could create a donation/membership page for their non-profit using PayPal.  The site is built in Joomla! 3.x so I naturally thought of an excellent extension like JoomDonation.  However, they wanted a number of tweaks that meant modifying the extension which I hesitate to do.  Enter RSForm! Pro.  It's pretty much been my go-to form builder on any Joomla! site I've built over the years.

How to Accept Others

A few months ago I was riding my motorcycle through town when a guy turned into my lane from a side street and almost hit me.  I'll admit - I was angry.  I swerved, hit the horn and was determined to give him a piece of my mind.  As we came up to the next intersection, he got into the left turn lane so I pulled up beside him and glared.  

A New Day

 by Dr. Heartsill Wilson

This is the beginning of a new day.
God has given me this day to use as I will.
I can waste it,
Or use it for good.
What I do today is important,
Because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.

October Update 2016's been a while since I wrote anything on the blog.  If you read blogs, you've probably seen this before.  Creating content for others kind of takes the fun out of keeping your own site up and running. 

Making Good Decisions

This is the fifth in a series of posts from a talk I gave at the Joomla World Conference in 2013.  While that 2013, I believe the 10  lessons are even more important today.

Leaders are Servants. Period.

I had the privilege of delivering the morning keynote at JoomlaDay Chicago this past weekend. I presented the State of the Joomla! Union talk, similar to the one in Sydney last November.

Resistance Isn't Futile - You Can Innovate

This is the fourth in a series of posts from a talk I gave at the Joomla World Conference in 2013.  The idea of innovation sometimes scares us, sometimes inspires us, sometimes fills us with dread.

Rod's Big Adventure - 2015

It's been my privilege to teach a week long seminar at Kingswood University in Sussex, NB Canada every other year (basically) since 2004.  This year's class is the first week of September.

Be Afraid of the Big Chair

This is the third in a series of posts from a talk I gave at the Joomla World Conference in 2013.  This is the issue of integrity in leadership.  The higher you rise in an organization, the more likely you are to fall if you do not have a strong moral compass.  The bigger the chair - the more likely you are to fail... be afraid of the big chair.