• 1,000 Words

    January 13, 2014

    Focus is the thing, and it's tough.

  • The Currency of Exploitation

    January 9, 2014

    How the NSA's approach to security is less about protecting us and more about keeping us "exploitable".

  • How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Blog

    December 30, 2013

    I've been blogging on and off for almost fifteen years now, and one of the recurring problems I've struggled with is the stifling thought that what I'm writing had to be meaningful and cohesive.

  • Lossy Instagram Sharing

    September 26, 2013

    UPDATE (11-14-13): This has been fixed with the new update. After updating to iOS7 and the newest version of VSCO Cam, I started noticing that the quality of photos I was sharing to Instagram had dropped significantly. My typical workflow is usually direct from VSCO Cam to Instagram, so I noticed it rather quickly. I... Read More

  • Flamethrower

    September 16, 2013

    Since my work at Simply Recipes has been moving more into the video space, I’ve been attempting to teach myself After Effects. To that end, here’s a video of my son, tossing a fireball:

  • Linux Disk Space Paradox

    July 31, 2013

    Our server crashed the other day because the disk was full. I quickly discovered a rogue bandwidth log file not getting cleaned up was to blame, so I deleted it. Strangely, running df after deleting the file showed that 100% of the disk was still in use even though I had gotten rid of the... Read More

  • Social Media Hiatus

    July 31, 2013

    I took a week off social media. This is what I learned.

  • The Big Room

    July 25, 2013

    A Parable for Social Media Addicts

  • Those Elusive Rich Snippets!

    July 5, 2013

    Last year, I wrote about some trouble we were having with Google’s rich snippets for recipes. In a nutshell, when Google saw the .hentry class on our recipe page, it ignored the .hrecipe class that Google uses to determine if a page is a recipe or not. Subsequently, all of our lovely recipe photos stopped... Read More

  • Capturing Pixel Density with Google Analytics

    June 19, 2013

    Google Analytics lets you see how many of your users are on mobile devices, but the information you can pull on those devices is woefully limited. One such oversight is pixel density ratio.

  • A Better Behaved Infinite Scroll

    June 12, 2013

    After several days of trying to integrate the Infinite Scroll plugin into the Simply Recipes mobile site, I finally came up with a solution that works well.

  • Web Performance Resources

    June 1, 2013

    Resources from the 2013 Eat Write Retreat technical panel.

  • Walking Those Last Few Steps

    May 7, 2013

    An old friend reached out to me recently with sad news that his mother was dying. As you might imagine, he was struggling with how to handle it. The brief back-and-forth we had brought to mind a similar journey I took to the brink of death with my mother-in-law a few years back.

  • Sin & Salvation: A Study in Contrasts

    April 1, 2013

    Delivered during the 2013 Easter service at Oxford Valley Chapel. Listen online: In 1135, King Henry I of England died with no clear heir to the throne. His only legitimate son William had died 15 years earlier in a shipwreck. He did, however, have a daughter named Matilda and he desired for her to inherit... Read More

  • Iceber.gs: First Impressions

    March 21, 2013

    It's like Pinterest and Evernote got together and had a good-looking baby.