I’m Pat and I’m a sysadmin, a web developer and I’ve also owned a successful wedding photography business.
Over the years I’ve created custom WordPress plugins, as well as published 3 in the WordPress plugin directory. I’ve also created custom websites, and maintain about a dozen custom WordPress websites. I’ve also contributed a couple small patches of code to the WordPress core.
The purpose of O’Brien Labs is a way for me to share things I’m working on or just some quick ideas. Such as when I launch a new site, some simple code snippets, or even WordPress plugins I’ve made. I’m also constantly tinkering on projects (mainly with Raspberry Pi’s) and creating fun things with them. I’ve even shared some Halloween props I’ve built.
One of my larger projects I’m currently working on is TornadoChannel.com -- a live updated map of storm chasers. The map has GPS location and live streaming media to watch storm chasers as they chase severe storms.
Hopefully somewhere along the way something on the site is helpful for you.