About

I’m Jim Mock, a web developer living in Portland, Oregon. I’m currently the Web Development Manager at ON1, Inc., a position I’ve held since March of 2009. On the weekends (and occasionally some weeknights), I work in a bar. Update: the bar I worked at closed in mid-September 2014. Update: as of December 2016, I’m worrking weekend nights at The Conquistador.

I’m dad to the most awesome pair of 7-year old fraternal twin boys on the planet. They live with my ex-wife, but my wife and I have them two days a week and I pick them up from school regularly. They can certainly be a handful, but I can’t imagine my life without them. I’m also step-dad to 3 awesome kids–an 11-year old girl, a 9-year old boy, and a soon-to-be 7-year old girl. We’re a regular Brady Bunch over here.

About the site

The site is powered by WordPress and hosted at Linode.

Hardware

My current setup consists of two 32GB iPad Pros–a 12.9″ model and a 9.7″ LTE model (both in space gray), and a 32GB space gray iPhone 7 Plus. At work, I have a 13″ MacBook Pro on my desk that I hook up to a 27″ Thunderbolt Display.

My “main” computer is the iPad Pro… which one depends on the task at hand. If I’m at work, I’m likely using the 12.9″ model attached to a Smart Keyboard (with the exception of meetings). Just about everything else gets done on the 9.7″ model.

The only time I use the MacBook Pro is when I need to use Photoshop to slice up PSDs for web images. I haven’t found a good way to do this on iOS yet, so if you know of a way to do it, please let me know so I can ditch the laptop completely :)

Software

All of the coding for the site is done in Coda for iOShttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/coda-for-ios/id500906297?mt=8&at=11l4GI) on my the iPad. The writing is either done in Safari on the iPad or the WordPress iOS app. Uploading is handled by Coda for iOS or Transmit for iOS.

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