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 2015-era 13″ Retina MacBook Pro running Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS
- a 2014-era Lenovo ThinkPad W541 running Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS
- Fossil, a custom IDE I created for all my web development on Ubuntu
- Hindenburg Journalist Pro for making podcasts (in an OS X VirtualBox VM)
- Pixelmator for image editing (in an OS X VirtualBox VM)
- 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 does not reflect the views of my employer.