On Coming Home

I came back to Newfoundland this year after six years living and working in Ontario.  It has been exciting to see all of the activity in St. John’s, but the thing that’s on my mind today is people, and in particular the value of a community of professional peers. See, I used to work in […]


I tried CodeRush today because I needed wanted a VB.NET refactoring tool. First refactor went well, relatively minor extraction of a 3-line method. Then I tried to refactor the innards of a large If block and Refactor! just refused to give me an extract method option. I knew the number of parameters would be large, […]

A Letter to My Country

Hi Canada. We need to talk. Do we stand for anything anymore? Anything at all? I remember not so long ago we stood for something. It seemed like every day we stood for something new. One day we’d be refusing to join in on the sham of a war in Iraq, the next we’d be […]

Hey Steve

Letters to a dear PM Hi Stephen, Lucky break with that merging of the parties business, hey? Time to get a move on, I’d say. The Canadian left isn’t just going to remain split and hand you government after government on the back of a 35% popular vote. Strike while the iron is hot, buddy! […]

Go Beyond Pixels 2013. A lot of nerds in one place is a thing of joy to this nerd in particular, and this conference is truly impressing me