Gratitude 1/23/2019

The sound of footsteps on the crunchy snow Discovering new music by just letting Spotify do it’s random thing Late nights drinking tea working through code at the coffee shop Cheese. Oh man I do love me some cheese!

2013 Sprinter Camper Van for Sale

Selling my 2013 144 High roof Sprinter. I bought it on October 2016 and have been slowly working on a conversion, never expecting to sell. However, I found an deal on a 4×4 version that I couldn’t turn down. I built this up as a camper for hiking and backcountry adventures for 1-2 people. I […]

2016 in Review

Looking Back 2016 was a whirlwind of a year. On one hand, a lot of big things happened, on the other, I feel like I could have done more. Here are the highlights: Downsizing 2016 was a big year for downsizing. Early on in the year, my partner and I  decided to move to Vernon […]

Giving Tuesday

It’s giving Tuesday and I’m going to sweeten up the deal. Make a donation to a registered charity and I’ll randomly pick one and TRIPLE your donation. So you donate $100 and if yours gets picked, I’ll donate an additional $300. If you’ve been on the fence about what to do with all that money […]

How to be a Developer

What makes a great developer? Are they great at MongoDB or iOS? Do they know how to use Promises, ES6 and React? Maybe. Or Maybe not. The tech industry places far too much importance on technical skills. Language, frameworks, and platforms come and go, but approach and behaviour is what separate the good from the great.  .We need to shift […]

Re-resolutions

You signed up for that Yoga class. You bought a (lightly used!) treadmill. You got the brochures for that trip you always wanted to take. But two month later, you’ve gone to one yoga class, have logged 5k on the treadmill and who knows where the brochures went. Oh well, there’s always next year, right? Wrong. Here’s […]

The Social Entrepreneurship Dilemma

I like doing fulfilling work. Fulfilling work to me is working for companies that are making a positive social impact in the world. I’ve been fortunate enough to work for these types of companies in the past. But I’ve also been fortunate to work as a well-paid contractor for companies that aren’t necessarily in the […]

2 years of car ownership data

I drive a lot. I have the typical North American mindset about car ownership: I never really think about how much it costs, I approach driving as a “necessity” and that “it costs what it costs”. But a recent post by Chad Kohalyk on his 2 years of OGO Carshare data made me stop and think: “wait, what […]