Not So Personal

Iceland: The Plan For Iceland

Thursday Aug 10, 2017 - 11:20 AM

Mandela EffectIceland: A place like this feels like it has more opportunities for wonder: less tread upon by man and; more shadows where magic can spring from.

My Personal Stuff

Applicant Nations And The Map of Benevolence

Friday Sep 29, 2017 - 1:18 AM

We're not Worthy!When something is taken from you, you can press to get it back. If someone wrongs you, you want to have your side of the story heard.

Tech, Pop-Culture and Marketing

Ant Colony Management

Sunday Dec 6, 2015 - 12:34 AM

Ant ColoniesAnts seem to be tireless workers. They toil to feed massive colonies and carve out massive tunnel networks. They are a model of productivity. Or are they?

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."


Thoughts, Growth and Personal Stuff

I Am A Bastard

Wednesday Nov 11, 2015 - 5:52 PM

Not The PapaI am a bastard and I am proud.

The Hiatus

Tuesday Jun 23, 2015 - 3:46 PM

The personal part of my blog is going on an indefinite hiatus.
I have started so many blog posts on this topic and how it has made me feel. I have written abbreviated tell-alls. I have written about the fissure in my heart. I have written to defend myself. I have written about how I am moving on and moving on up.

Close to the Edit

Friday Feb 27, 2015 - 11:20 AM

The EditingI had a procedure last weekend. It was part of a bigger deal, so I thought I would share the whys of it.

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.