Watching the sunset is one thing that always helps me remember that a bad moment, a bad minute or a bad hour doesn’t make a bad day, and a bad day doesn’t make a bad week, and a bad week doesn’t make a bad life. Everything is temporary, especially the shit moments. The bad day ends. A new day, a better day, is right around the corner.

In other news, Zeus turned 5 this week! Happy birthday to my son, my best friend, my ever-enthusiastic walking partner. Please stop barking so much. But also, please never change.

Bye, 2023

On one hand it seems silly to mark the passing of a year, given how man-made the calendar is, but on the other hand, it is very difficult not to reminisce a little when everyone else is, and one time is as good as any to mark the “start” …

Fuck Am’rrca

There was a time in my life when I truly, genuinely felt that I was destined to live in California. This was likely in part a result of Hollywood endlessly glamorizing the place, but also, you know, the weather. Since I moved to Vancouver, …

Everything is awful

A little joke I like to make sometimes (offline, where people think I'm funny) is that somewhere around 2012, something happened that caused our world to splinter off, and we are now in The Bad Timeline. But the world has always been a …

Fountain Pens and Cyclical Obsessions

Fountain pens: I’ve become obsessed (again). After falling down a YouTube rabbit hole, I pulled out an old pen I bought a million years ago (a Wordsworth & Smith or something, the obvious inspiration for the Amazon Basics version), …

One Year Later

One year ago today, in what felt at the time like an overabundance of caution rather than the only sane thing to do, my company shut down the office and the entire company moved to working from home. As a tech company this wasn't the most …

My Typical Day

Just like in the good ol' days, there's a blog post chain going around, this one started by Colin Devroe. I saw the original post and it's been really interesting seeing how other web developers go about their days. I'm not a web developer …

Resolutions

2020 has gone by in the blink of an eye; it turns out working from home and hardly leaving your apartment does very strange things to your sense of time. As the year comes to an end, I've found myself thinking about the things I want to do …