This is my personal website and a blog with textual rambles and audio soliloquies on technology, design, and software development. My fascination with history and sociology and background in education also comes through quite often as I try to parse where we've been and where we are to extrapolate where we're going.
What I do for a living
I've recently moved out of the classroom in order to design and build software that teachers and school administrators want to use. In 2007 I moved from comfortable Canada to humid Japan, and I've been here ever since. When I'm not working on building software for education, I'm working on 10Centuries, creating or listening to podcasts, walking my dog, or reading books on just about every topic.
I use the following tools to accomplish goals:
- a 2019-era 15″ Retina MacBook Pro running macOS 10.15.2
- a 2015-era 13″ Retina MacBook Pro running macOS 10.15.2
- a 2014-era Lenovo ThinkPad W541 running Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS
- a 2016-era Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon running Ubuntu 19.10
- a 2015-era iPad Air 2 for note-taking and reading
- a 2015-era iPhone 6s for music and social interactions
- Sublime Text and Sublime Merge for most web development
- Evernote for most digital note-taking
- Hindenburg Journalist Pro for making and producing podcasts
- Pixelmator for image editing and JPEG Mini for image compression
- 10Centuries for publishing stuff to the web
- 3 pens and 8 notebooks … because sometimes a pen and paper really is better than the best electronics money can buy
Disclaimer: You know this but I’ll say it anyway. The opinions in this blog are my own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employers, their shareholders, subsidiaries, nor anyone else.