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Reviews & Download Counts

Trying to find a positive of the review-gate I decided this was a great opportunity to find how positive ratings affects download counts. Be warned: while I like numbers, statistics isn’t a strong area of mine; and while I tried to be objective about these numbers it’s sorta impossible when my intent is to prove a point.  So take the […]


New Car Gone?

Been waiting, and waiting, for the final settlement on the VW diesel buyback/recall for months now, the “agreement” has been sealed until it was submitted to the courts today but I’m finding nothing that will help me figure out what I’m supposed to do (with my a3 tdi). Sigh. It looks like they won’t start […]

Speaking Tour

One of my new year goals is to do more talks, specifically speaking at meet-ups. Yesterday was my first; not the first of the year, my first talk that I’ve given to a complete set of strangers — ever. My hope that it would be easy to do a simple overview of Sprout Invoices was wrong. […]

Lazy Daze

Today, after a major release of a Sprout App, I relax, only handling support. A tradition since the days of freelancing, when after a major project was launched I’d go play golf, or play with the kids. Today, it’s uncomfortable. I just have so much to do; Sprout Invoices’ next release keeps growing with “must do” features […]


I really don’t know how to approach this post. I don’t want to jump out there and say SiteGround is a terrible host because I’ve heard otherwise, although what they just pulled on me is bullishit. Maybe a simple story will work… I opened a hosting plan with SiteGround a while back because I needed to […]

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Still in Business

Sprout Apps made it’s first dollar on this date last year! The best thing has to be that I’m still making dollars! If you want to know more about all the things that happened over at Sprout Apps I’ve published (some-what of) a year in review. I tried my best to show how much Sprout Invoices has grown as […]


National Pastime ⚾️

Feeling a little guilt that I haven’t fulfilled my goals of writing weekly here and at here’s something… Since early February most of my free time has been committed to Little League baseball. Managing my son’s team, volunteering as a board member, and now managing a 6-7 All-Star team . It’s been awesome managing/coaching, truly grateful, even with […]

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Making the Plugin Installer Easier for Premium Products

This morning I helped a new customer of Sprout Invoices install his recently purchase pro version. The customer didn’t know that the plugin they just purchased needed to be installed, instead they expected to input their new license key and the Pro features of SI would be enabled with the free version of Sprout Invoices already installed; along with […]

Thoughts about the Debate on Auto-Updating of WordPress SEO

Let me start off by saying that I have a hate-hate relationship with WordPress SEO; admittedly it’s not an objectionable opinion, even though I can easily find some faults, rather it’s a personal opinion because of how I see them treat their users. For that history alone I really wanted to hate the decision the API team made to force an auto-update […]

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Dan Cameron

I build stuff with WordPress

I'm currently building Sprout Apps to help small businesses and freelancers running WordPress.