I'm a mobile software developer based out of Toronto Ontario, Canada. Building native mobile applications for recognized brands since 2009. Well versed in design patterns, test driven development (TDD), and platform porting (iOS apps to Android and vice versa).

In a previous life, I was a Drupal developer and I still do some custom Drupal module and theme development. Recently I've picked Symfony as my PHP development framework of choice, and will use it as a starting point for projects not fit for Drupal.

This site is primarily used to showcase the work I've done in the past and illustrating what I've learned in my years of experience. See the contact page for contact information.

M.Sc Computer Science - University of Guelph ('08)
B. Comp (Honours), Business Administration minor - University of Guelph ('05)

Drupal 5.3 update and Prep for Drupal 6

I was surprised when I found out that Drupal went into a third patch release for Drupal 5 before RC1 of Drupal 6. So today I did the patch upgrade (fastest patch upgrade I've even done since I started using Drupal), and now I'm looking more intensely at the Drupal 6 release.

I have 3 themes on drupal.org that I'll have to update to be Drupal 6 compliant, and clean up the CVS releases of them.

Comp Sci Grads Wages on the Rise

I’ve read a couple of articles recently about Computer Science graduates making more money now than they did after the dot-bomb. After reading it, I started thinking about how many people I met in my first year of Comp Sci that ended up switching to other programs. Some went to philosophy, history, anthropology, or geography. They often said “well, I’m not going to be getting a job anyways, so what’s the point?” It seemed that many people dropped out of Comp Sci after CIS*2650, with the dreaded auto marker.

Sony Alpha A100 and the 75-300mm Lens

For those of you who have this lens, you know it is a love-hate relationship when it comes to taking shots with it. I picked mine up at the Target store in Virginia because it was only $200. Here, the same lens is $350. I figured at this price, how could I go wrong? I found out quickly that a new lens at $200 could go very wrong very quickly.

Fun with my Sony Alpha A100

Exposure is the word of the day every time I pick up my Sony Alpha. I’m constantly playing the dials and settings to learn how exposure really works with my camera. I find myself taking better quality images, but the shots do not have the best composition. I must admit that I did not learn all everything about exposure on my own. I found a cheap copy of Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson and I’ve been reading it.


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