Welcome Avery! »

Welcome Avery!

Welcoming a new addition to my family, Avery! My wife was incredible throughout, labouring mostly at home. Born healthy at a whooping 10 pounds 3 ounces.

Hired at Automattic! »

It brings me great joy to share that I’ve been officially hired at Automattic in the WordPress.com VIP team! After being fortunate enough to spend 8 months as an intern/mentee, I went through the application processes and was taken on for full time employment! Working for Automattic has been an absolute life changer for me … continue reading »


I love airbnb.ca. Every time I use the service I’m always surprised at how awesome of a concept it is, and how well their dev/graphics team executed it.

Pretty cool that within an hour or two we’ve booked up two cabin trips for the spring just like we had our own cottage.

Separating Work & Life »

This is something we know, we hear about, we’re reminded about, but we rarely do. After all, contrary to stereotype, we’re the hard working millennial who don’t know how to quit. One of the many parts of preventing chronic burn out is to properly separate work and life, with no exceptions. For me personally, I … continue reading »

💪 Just launched my new theme for this website for 2019! I’m really enjoying the larger textography, having a main blog feed instead of separating everything, and the increased minimalism compared to my last theme (code has been simplified and is hundreds of lines shorter, which is always nice). A few spots need some tweaks, so bare with any random errors you see, I’m on it!


🐭 took about one week, but I’m finally used to using the Apple Magic TrackPad 2.

🔇 Noise cancelling headphones must of been invented by a parent.

🤔 I need to think about something – right now in CAD I pay:

  • $14.99/month Apple Music (family)
  • $12.99/month Netflix (family – 4x screens)

That’s $335.76/year. Almost a $0.92/day a day for media consumption.

Amazon Prime:

  • Prime Music (4x devices)
  • Prime Video (2x devices)
  • Free shipping (on the hundreds I do spend on Amazon)

is $79.00/year, or $0.22/day.

Why aren’t I an Amazon Prime guy yet?


I’ve just started developing a site using WPRig.io, it’s pretty neat – and it’s really a terrific starter theme that allows modern tooling. It saves a lot of the time with small annoying tasks that typically come with starter-theme development.

The Good:

  • easy browser sync
  • progressive and conditional CSS loading
  • auto compile, auto image compress
  • drag-n-drop in template files (ie: site needs comments.php, just include ins
  • built in support for cssnext

The Bad

  • There should be a less repetitive way to combine preloading wprig_add_body_style(), registering, and printing stylesheets. Currently you need to add a stylesheet in three different locations to load it properly
  • Version numbers for register/enqueue are hard coded, and repeated – should be put into a constant so dev’s can hard refresh their visitors resources if needed

The Ugly

  • lacks BEM naming

I’ve just started using it, so perhaps I’m being to quick to criticize, so take that with a grain of salt. I will probably submit a pull request for the things I find to help the project grow.

So, if everything continues goes well, I’m considering condensing my starter theme into components for wp-rig’s /dev/pluggable/ folder, and re-creating my personal starter theme with this logic. These will basically serve as helper functions that I expect and need.