Two Songs From Each of My Favourite Albums of All Time, Part One

The late 2010s are an interesting time for music. Streaming services have effectively commoditized music, all of the world’s music is available to everyone at any time, for next to nothing. Meanwhile, The Internet is effectively killing pop culture — at least in the sense of a common experience shared across an entire generation. There… Continue reading Two Songs From Each of My Favourite Albums of All Time, Part One

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My Coding Origin Story

Earlier today Ben Halpern posted a bit about his coding origin story on dev.to. I thought it might be interesting to share how I got my start. Growing my family was not an early computer adopter. Computers were expensive and my parents were endlessly frugal. So I don’t share the common origin story for a… Continue reading My Coding Origin Story

SQRL Poised To Save Us From Password Hell

A few times every decade we get to witness the emergence of a truly revolutionary back-end technology breakthrough. I recall following OpenID in the mid-00’s, reading some of the early discussion groups and blog posts, eventually watching it become supplanted by OAuth. Which would go on to drastically simplify the way most people log in… Continue reading SQRL Poised To Save Us From Password Hell

Three of the greatest things of all time… this week…

This past week I’ve made three minor tech-adjacent discoveries that have the potential to change my life in small but important ways. None of these are groundbreaking on their own, but together they’re actually making me a little excited about “tech” again. In sort of a strange way. Stoop I’ve always had two related problems… Continue reading Three of the greatest things of all time… this week…