For the most part I’ve use this space for very infrequent updates about what I and the family have been up to. The need to do that has been largely supplanted by Facebook and (to a lesser extent) Twitter. So, I’ve decided to re-purpose this blog for nerdy technical content.
A couple of years ago I bought a laptop from Dell. It was my first mail-order computer. This comic perfectly sums up my life during the 10 day period between when I placed the order and when the laptop arrived.
From the always brilliant xkcd.com
I've begun reorganizing things here at diller.ca. The previous "home page" was whipped up in a couple of minutes and really kinda screamed "1996". So, in order to bring us into the now, I'm trying out a real publishing platform (the fabulous WordPress tool), which should make maintenance and additions to the site a bit less of an aruous task and therefore I should be motivated to update it more often. Stay tuned.
I'm a software developer turned manager working at FreshBooks in Toronto, Canada. I've been developing software professionally since about 1997 and amateurishly since the 80s. I wrote my first program at about age 10 on a Commodore VIC-20 and I've been unable to stop since. I've been one of the organizers of TechTalksTO an ongoing speaker series and developer conference in Toronto.
I'm also part-time faculty at Toronto's Centennial College where I teach a couple of courses related to programming and software development methodologies and tools as part of the Interactive Digital Media graduate certificate program.