David and Lucy - my dog

Working at Atlassian on the Front End Developer Productivity Team for Confluence

Front-end engineer, inconsistent writer, dubious philosopher

Hoarder of web dev links

Currently obsessing over...

Space Madness homepage

Space Madness

A content framework that connects ideas so you can build your

Game Grid homepage

Game Grid

An evolution on one of my favorite sites: cfb.guide

Improved on the original design with a mobile optimized view, live scores with server sent events, and local times using client hints.

Built with the Epic Stack and hosted on Fly.io

Want to see more? I'm an open book, with lots of dog-eared pages

Reading and studying...

book cover for The Goldfinch
The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt

book cover for Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

John Berendt

book cover for The Secret History
The Secret History

Donna Tartt

book cover for The Developer Experience Book
The Developer Experience Book

Addy Osmani

book cover for The Art of Possibility
The Art of Possibility

Rosamund Stone Zander, Benjamin Zander

book cover for Demon Copperhead
Demon Copperhead

Barbara Kingsolver

Head in the clouds, eyes and ears in my library

Explore my digital garden...

Thinking and writing about...

Recent Articles

Soccer. It's been called "The Beautiful Game"

It showcases strength, technique, finesse, and teamwork.

At the highest level, it is an infuriating experience for a casual fan.

What's going on?

We've all had that teacher.

Unquestionably brilliant. Unable to communicate knowledge.

Why is that?

My mind is a constant firehose of disassociated ideas.

This is my system to catch and store my thoughts.

Recent Notes

One can fight evil but against stupidity one is helpless. … I have accepted the fact, hard as it may be, that human beings are inclined to behave in ways that would make animals blush.

The ironic, the tragic thing is that we often behave in ignoble fashion from what we consider the highest motives. The animal makes no excuse for killing his prey; the human animal, on the other hand, can invoke God’s blessing when massacring his fellow men. He forgets that God is not on his side but at his side

Henry Miller

Accept the initial agitation

Andrew Huberman on how the brain is wired against focus

The human mind, once stretched to a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Art is not luxury, its sustenance.

Ethan Hawke - TED Talk on creativity

Things are no longer priced at what people can afford to pay, but what people can afford to borrow.

Kelsey Hightower