All efforts to make this site compliant with the accepted conventions of Markdown, Node.js, CSS, and RSS have been made to the best of my ability. Like any nerd worth their salt, If I don’t know, I ask.

In-post code snippets are visually enhanced via the Prism.js syntax highlighter.

Desktop Software

When I was powering my blog with Wordpress, I was a diehard user of MarsEdit. Since moving to Ghost, I haven't been able to use it, since there is no Ghost API with which third-party apps can interface.


As you might have guessed by the subject matter in most of my posts, I use a Mac. I have a 13″ MacBook Air (Early 2013). My first Mac was a PowerBook G3 (Wallstreet) back in the Spring of 2002 and I’ve been on Mac OS ever since. You can read more about the various Apple machines I’ve had throughout the years here.

With a rare exception or two, the photography shown on this site is my creation. My camera of choice is a Nikon D7000. My kit includes three lenses: 50mm 1.8f, Nikon Series E 100mm 2.8f, and an AF-S 55-200mm 4.5-5.6f VR.

Platform, Server & Hosting

The Classic Yuppie is powered by the Ghost publishing platform using the Vapor theme by Seth Lilly, polished by Fox Design Werx and hosted on an Ubuntu 13.10 VPS at 6Sync. Some delicious imagery and other visual goodies are served up by Amazon S3 storage and CloudFront CDN. DNS is protected by CloudFlare. Analytics are counted through Mint. The RSS feed is delivered via FeedPress.

Content License

The content on The Classic Yuppie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.


John Fox

Philly tech nerd/evangelist, Systems Admin @FoxDesignWerx, Apple and NetPro certified, code junkie, amateur golfer, and all-around creative.

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