“There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.” —Sir Charles Antony Richard Hoare

2013 Year in Review


This is my fifth “year in review” post since starting this blog, which is kind of a milestone itself I suppose. It’s interesting to look back at all of the previous ones and see just how much has changed. While sadly it hasn’t been a good year for blogging (only 4 posts) it’s definitely been an incredible year by all other measurements.

This Is Why You Suck


An open letter to “The Big 3”

Dear Big 3 (Bell, Rogers, Telus), I’d like to take just a little of your valuable time to talk to you all about why you suck. I do this not out of spite but instead with the faintest of hopes that you might listen and change.

By now we’ve all borne witness to this confused and misguided “Fair for Canada” campaign. Like most Canadians I’m baffled as to how you all can be so clueless as to the reason for the negative sentiment Canadians have towards you but I want to help not hurt so let me see if I can’t illuminate a little. I’ll begin with a story…

Why I’m Not Supporting Old IE Versions


I’m serious, not even IE9.

It seems odd that in a world where most have just accepted dropping IE6/7 support that I should be so ready to drop IE8 and IE9 in the dustbin too but the fact is old IE versions are no longer relevant for the vast majority of the web and I see little reason to support their outdated quirks on new projects.

Bootstrap 3, Foundation 4 and Bourbon Neat - Part 2


For those who have not already read about my dilemma previously I’ve been trying to come to a decision on a CSS framework going forward. Now here comes the part where I make my decision. Ok so I won’t make you wait…

…THE WINNER IS… Foundation 4.

Well mostly, here’s what I found after spending time redesigning a landing page with each and why I decided on Foundation 4 after all.

WARNING: Opinions ahead!

Bootstrap 3, Foundation 4 and Bourbon Neat


Update: I’ve finally made my decision

Decisions… decisions…

I’ve built up some of my recent work on WealthBar using Foundation 3 however Foundation 4 has been out a while now and I think it’s time for me to catch up on some upgrades. Specifically moving things over to Rails 4 now that it’s RC2. While I’m at it I may as well choose my CSS frameworks for the long haul.

Let me start by saying working without a framework is not an option I’m considering. If that’s how you like to work that’s great for you. Leave me out of your masochistic fantasies though.