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!
Warm jackets that keep the cold out during winter bike rides Pants that are comfy and fit well A work environment that makes me a better developer and person every day Eating french fries and not caring Waking up to a cat purring beside me.
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 […]
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 […]
Hanging on by a Thread It was at kilometer 58 and hanging on by a thread. Metaphors aside, I was physically grasping onto “threads” of grass/shrubs high on a steep muddy bank of the North Saskatchewan River. Both of my feet had just slipped out from under me, and the lower half of my body […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]