The original Ninjakin, carved Halloween 2007.

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I’m Marshall Oram, a web designer & WordPress developer by day, ninja in training, technology enthusiast by nature, and nature lover at heart. In my spare time I enjoy running, exploring technology and taking in the outdoors.

When others ask how? I figure it out. What I learn, I’ll try to share here, but it will be infrequent. If you find it interesting, subscribe or follow me. If you disagree, comment. Cheers!

The void of iDisk: Use Dropbox!

30 Days left. Unprepared: I am not.

Today I got an email reaffirming what I knew was coming. iDisk is going away at the end of June (June 30, 2012 to be exact). I’ve been investigating alternatives for a while in order to figure out what will replace the trusted, secure, service that was iDisk. After many experiments: My recommendation is Dropbox.

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Remembering My Uncle


A week ago, I lost my Uncle. He was an amazing person, who taught me many things over the years. He taught me the value of a good joke and the subtleties of humor. He taught me tons of amazing history: Most of which was true. Most importantly, he showed me what true strength is.

For the majority of my adult life he was fighting cancer (20 some years). True strength doesn’t come from training or practice. It is your Will to keep going, no matters the odds, no matter how tired you are, no matter the pain, no matter the obstacles. He fought through too many obstacles to count. Persevered … read more

Finding your Push

Stepping outside the comfort zone is the price I pay to find out how good I can be. If I planned on backing off every time running got difficult I would hang up my shoes and take up knitting.

– Desiree Davila 

This quote sums up what I’ve discovered in myself through running. I started with small goals “put one foot in front of the other and get over this hill”, “keep it up to the next cross street”, or “keep it up to the top of hill”. Almost every time I kept going after that impromptu goal. Now I think “I hope I can make it through this intersection without stopping”.

Every time I think well that’s not possible: I’ve adjusted my goals and beat it. I’ve placed 2nd in my Age Group in two 5k races! I’ve run 2 half marathons: … read more

Gluten Free Pizza

photo by marshall oram

I found this recipe on I think. I’ve tweaked and perfected it over the last 6-8 months. Now it’s ready to share.

Gluten Free Pizza Recipe Card 
[PDF 4×6 card formatted]

Prep Time: 10mins | Total Time: 40 mins


  • 1 Tbs Dry Yeast
  • 2/3 cup Brown Rice Flour
  • 1/2 cup Tapioca Flour
  • 2 Tbs Powdered Milk
  • 2 tsp Xanthan Gum
  • 1/2 … read more

Runner or Jogger? Doesn’t matter.

Pace is irrelevant. This is really the only difference I know of.

I didn't make this. Saw it on facebook. No idea the source. But it's awesomely true.