My Personal Stuff

The Tragic Events of 11/9

Wednesday Nov 9, 2016 - 4:38 PM

TrumpThis has to end. It's time that we counter every Trump supporter we find. Educate them. Interdict them. Shut them down. Do what it takes the close off their legacy before it goes any further.

Not So Personal

We're Not Worthy

Monday Oct 17, 2016 - 1:20 PM

We're not Worthy!I have asked myself: “why isn’t anything happening for me?” Maybe it’s a simple matter that I haven’t done anything that would make me worthy of success.

Thoughts, Growth and Personal Stuff

Free: One Rusted Trailer Bike

Thursday Jan 29, 2015 - 11:39 AM

Victoria is home to droves of smug cyclists. If you can't beat them, join them. I bought a bike. Today, a rusted bike trailer sits on my front lawn.

What Did I Learn in 2014?

Thursday Jan 1, 2015 - 1:16 PM

Peace Of MindHere are some lessons from 2014. Some are cryptic. Some are good business advice. Some are “inside jokes.” Some are earnest lessons.

The Tortoise and the Crow

Saturday Nov 1, 2014 - 2:27 PM

The Tortoise and the CrowI have come to the realization that I have been under siege for over 20 years. Under siege, I armored up and hunkered down. I looked for ways to build sturdiness.

Dick, Dick, Dick, Dick, Dick, Dick.... Dick!

Thursday Oct 30, 2014 - 10:51 PMRunning through the back of my head all week (thanks to events surrounding CBC’s personality / date rapist, Jian Ghomeshi) has been the opening sequence from Reservoir Dogs and Quentin Tarrantino’s rant about Madonna and Like A Virgin. He theorizes that Like A Virgin is about pain, pain like the first time. Pain, permissiveness, permission and pelvises has been in a swirl this week. It’s had me thinking about a number of topics and how they tie together.


Sunday Jul 13, 2014 - 11:57 PM

Monkey!I think that respect, like shame, is an emotional prompt that doesn't do much good. It becomes a flag without a nation; or a homeland made out of smoke. The truth is: respect is the last warning marker before people try to plunge into the dominion of your self and annex who you are and subvert your goals.

Critical Thinking

Thursday Jul 10, 2014 - 11:52 PM

"It's looks like you work out of your kitchen and your wife doesn't even commit to the business." That was a mean, biting critique of my business' about us page. It was also totally honest and necessary.

Have You Tried Not Being Fat?

Sunday Jul 6, 2014 - 1:21 PM

Have tried not being fat?Is your life a spectator sport for others? Are they living their lives or trying to get you to live yours?


Tech, Pop-Culture and Marketing

Drupal Don't Be Like That - Part 1

Thursday Oct 1, 2015 - 11:31 AM

The CommandmentsWhat if you want to take out some options from the dropdowns in your exposed filters in Views? How about use theming to tackle that?

Confessions and Commandments

Saturday Aug 1, 2015 - 1:09 PM

The CommandmentsI intend to start a new project in the month of August. The big hurdle is not technical, and the way to succeed is to confess my sins and live by commandments.

Linking Gravity Forms to BuddyPress Forums

Thursday Jun 25, 2015 - 3:31 PMI was posed with problem: make BuddyPress forum topics from a Gravity Forms form submission. Turning Gravity Form submissions into posts isn't a big party trick-- that is built in. What doesn't work, is the linkage to a particular fourm as a new topic. So: I did some hacking.

What Do You Do All Day?

Tuesday May 19, 2015 - 1:09 PM

Day of DH“Oh: you work at UVic? What do you do up there?”
I am a web developer in the ETCL (Electronic Textual Cultures Lab). The lab does digital humanities work. When I say that, what follows is a 10 minute explanation as to what “textual cultures” is. My digital humanities work is all about data and how to present it in a clear useful manner.

Blood In The Water

Saturday Sep 27, 2014 - 4:17 PM

Blood In The Water This Wednesday, I am starting at UVic on an eight month-plus stint as a web developer. Let's talk about the last four years.

Ninety Days Of Posts Later...

Monday Jul 21, 2014 - 10:14 AM

90 Days of Blogging...Ninety days of posts in a row. In April, I said, "Hey-- I should do a 90-day blog challenge too."

Standing Between Law And Chaos

Sunday Jul 20, 2014 - 11:38 PM

Standing Between Law and ChaosSixteen years ago, I got two tattoos. My subjects were the symbol of law and symbol of chaos. I stand in between law and chaos.