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Tweaking this Site

As my beloved wife pointed out, a New Year makes me return to this site to restructure it. Funny thing was this year I had no interest in a redesign. The old one still suited me and I really need to focus on WHY I have a site; not to maintain one...

C5 Labs VRogger

Originally posted on Carbon Five's Blog.

For the last two weeks a few of us here at Carbon Five Santa Monica explored our latest love, Virtual Reality, by creating a game from scratch. We had a hard time limit of two weeks and our team was small....

My 100 Days Challenge; 100 Days of Story

"I'm working on a novel."

That's become my quick response when people ask me what I've been working on, given my aspirations to be a writer.

And I have been.

On several of them.

When I'm not plopped in from of the teevees, tired from a day of work...

Vintage Terminal Effect in CSS3

In addition to moving from Jekyll to Middleman for this site, I also wanted to do something special. Something that represented my quirky, geeky, 80s loving, hacker side instead of yet another Bootstrap styled blogging site. I debated between swiping...

New Year, New Site

Hello, 2015! I love this time of year as another chance to kick-off new endeavors. For me, it means refreshing my website and get back into writing.

Many times in the best year, I've thought "I really should write a blog post about that" … and never...

Bonsai-ing my Social Trees

One of my New Year's resolutions was to "bonsai" my social tree. This goes beyond cutting swathes of people, friends, fans, or what-have-yous from my social networks, which is why I didn't call this post "Pruning my Social Trees". For while I do agree...

Moved from Wordpress to Jekyll Part 1

Welcome to my redesigned website!

Many changes are abounding, not the least of which is that I have moved off of using a self-hosted Wordpress to having the site generated by Jekyll on Github. It seems something of a tradition that the first post...

Integrating Topic Branches in Git

Originally posted on Carbon Five's Blog.

A key feature of Git is how easy it is to create topic branches to separate and organize work. This power leads to a codebase with many more branches than you would typically see in other SCMs, like SVN. ...

New Mediacracy Episode 13: The One About the IAWTV

I was lucky enough to sit among the many brilliant minds at this session of New Mediacracy. Chris McCaleb and I talked about why we love doing these, and it like verbal jazz sessions, where we all riff off of each others' thoughts. I tried weakly comparing...

Follow Friday

A Twitter tradition I have only vaguely dabbled in is Follow Friday; the way people dump the hash tag and a huge list of names turned me off. I like it when they take the time to explain WHY we should follow them. And I was simply to lazy to do it...

How to Dismantle a Shia LaBomb

Above is the core of what I dub the Shia LaBomb. Notice the stylish use of crotch shots.

But the full Shia LaBouef is the above video playing as the DESKTOP BACKGROUND of its intended target MacOSX system. Yes, a terrible weapon, but these terrible...

Review: The Black Diamond

A comicbook review! Bear with me, as this needs some set up.

For those who haven't figured it out, I love me some comics. This is a constant for me; if I ever want to cheer up, get some brain candy, I hit up a few stores and grab some pages of "4...

Going to California

As the song says, going to California to make a new start.

This year has been a busy year for me. But not in accomplishing the goals I set out as my resolutions. One big reason is the my day-job began taking over more time as we moved on a major goal...

Judging a Video Copyfight Content; Join In!

I am really honored to be among the awesome panelists selected by Michael Geist for his video contest C-61 in 61 seconds. The goal is to create videos raising awareness of the many flaws with bill C-61, commonly referred to as the Canadian DMCA act...

In the Movies!

A few days after Casey I too am now listed on IMDB. It's for our cameo appearance in Six Reasons Why, the post-apocalyptic spaghetti western love song to Sergio Leone by the talented Campagna brothers.

Now to fill that listing up with more roles.

Drinks with the Devil

Originally posted on my old blog coderonin.

The urine ran slow and warm down my leg when I realized who he was.

"Pleased to meet you," he said, extending a hand. The Devil grinned. "I see you guessed my name."

He laughed at the joke. A braying honk...