Film as a medium of truth

It’s not uncommon to hear some photographers claim that images appear more ‘real’ when photographed with film, or that digital photography is by its nature a dishonest form of image-making. In our generation of excessively retouched magazine-cover portraits, the transformative power of digital image manipulation has become common knowledge.… read more

On identity and the amateur

You can’t wear glasses or smile in Canadian passport photos, so here I am looking like a blind ruffian. Identity is, thankfully, a malleable thing. My own has shifted a lot in the past year. Rediscovering my love of photography in 2015, I didn’t expect how fundamentally it… read more

The 16 Unix Rules of CSS

I love the Unix philosophy. It places importance on the creation of small, useful programs that can work well on their own or together with other programs. The philosophy also makes clear that these modular programs should be easy to use and repurpose by developers other than their creators. As… read more

For Light and Time

The following article details the background to my latest album of music, published today. During the latter half of 2015, I began searching for new ways to approach composition and tonality within my work in music. I’ve been producing long-form, minimalist music of one variety or another for the… read more

Building and shipping functional CSS

Some months ago, I took on the process of refactoring the distributed CSS library we use to build our products’ UI at TrialReach. The result of this refactoring was pretty impressive — for example, the library’s file size dropped from an already-lean 19kb down to a very respectable 9.2kb… read more

The same old dodges

This little tome, this great concentric spiral, as if that was not tautological, was the most challenging book I have ever read and I can’t decide if I hated it or loved it but I feel if either I feel I loved it more than hated it especially towards… read more

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