Responsive Web Design Bootcamp – Stay Sharp!

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I recently joined the The Responsive Web Design Bootcamp at Scrimba.
In all, there are over 170 lessons and more than 15 hours of content that can help you start to master CSS, Flex Box and CSS Grid. Kevin Powell is a great instructor and the Scrimba platform allows you to actually code in the console window, while watching the video, and you’re able to view the code changes in a browser, in real time. Awesome technology!
Scrimba has a number of excellent code camps to check out.

Fly Fishing | Guadalupe River, TX

Fly Fishing, Texas, photo by michael rinella

Today I went fly fishing with old friends on the Guadalupe River, near Canyon Lake. Weather was cold and overcast. The river was high and flowing pretty fast from recent rains. I caught a Brown Trout and a Rainbow Trout. Catch and release. Good times were had.
I enjoy fly fishing and when I visit Austin I head out with my good friend and fly fishing guide Alvin, owner of All Water Guides.
I have also included a link to information on Guadalupe River Trout Fishing.

Hike Mount Bonnell | Austin, TX

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Visiting Austin this week and I went for a hike up Mount Bonnell today. Stunning view above Lake Austin, seen in the accompanying picture I took.
Mount Bonnell is the highest natural point in the Austin area. At 775 feet, it provides a vista for viewing Lake Austin, downtown and the surrounding hills.
It has been a popular tourist destination since the 1850’s.
Check out the link to an article Do You Know the History Behind Austin’s Mount Bonell? which includes history and photos of Mount Bonnell.

BBQ in Austin | Austin, TX

bbb austin, terry blacks, photo by michael rinella

My trip to Austin also included sampling some of the excellent BBQ in Austin and Central Texas. Beef is King and the brisket is the star. I went to several notable locations in Austin and Lockhart, Texas. Some included Smitty’s Market, Blacks, and Kreutz Market.
I sampled the brisket, ribs and sausage. All of which was very good, but Terry Blacks in Austin was the winner this trip out. See the accompanying photo I snapped for the visual proof.
For information regarding Texas BBQ check out the link to the Texas Monthly article, The List: The Top 50 Barbecue Joints in Texas which provides information and reviews on notable BBQ locales in the state of Texas.

Remove the “Protected:” prefix for password protected posts

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How to remove the “Protected:” prefix for password protected posts in WordPress.
The idea here was to remove the “Protected:” prefix that is displayed before the Post title in the header title, leaving only the Post title displayed.
To achieve this I needed to modify the PHP in the functions.php theme file, adding a filter, function, and return.
In order to edit you’ll need to login to the WordPress dashboard, and then Appearance > Editor > functions.php
Add the following code listed below at the end of the file.

Copy of the code below:

* edit – removes the ‘Protected:’ part from password protected posts titles
add_filter( ‘protected_title_format’, ‘remove_protected_text’
function remove_protected_text() {
return __(‘%s’);