Talkin’ bout Grunt @ CodePen Ottawa

Grunt Talk

Photo cred: @dfmcphee

The other night I did a little talk about Grunt JS at the Ottawa Codepen Meetup. I’ve been using Grunt for some personal projects (including this blog) and fell in love with how easy it is to set up and how much time it’s saved me. If you haven’t used Grunt before, I’d recommend checking out Chris Coyier’s “getting started” article here.

I made a mixtape: MOUTHFEELS


Last night I went to a neat event where you swap mixtapes with people. I decided to make a mixtape called MOUTHFEELS (a term coined by my good bud Kevin). MOUTHFEELS is a collection of songs about food, eating, and other mouth feels.

Tattoo Hero Promo

One of HUNTER‘s tunes, “Time”, was used for Tattoo Hero‘s new promo video! Pretty rad stuff, gotta love the guys at TH <3

2014 so far

Man, haven’t written here in over a year! I think this is a good time to share how this year’s been for me so far.

Shopify Theme from Scratch Part 15: Theme Settings 2/2


In the last part of the tutorial series, we’re going to wrap up the Theme Settings. We’ll finish up the two remaining fieldsets – Home Page Settings and Footer Settings.

Let’s giv’er!

Shopify Theme from Scratch Part 14: Theme Settings 1/2


Today we’re going to start working on our Theme Settings form. Theme Settings is a page in the admin where storeowners can go in and make various changes to their storefront, such as: colour, font, logo image, etc. Theme designers can choose what is modifiable through the Theme Settings page through the settings.html file.

Omodaka Combines Japanese Folk Music with Chiptune and the Result is Insanely Cool


In this post I wanted to share a cool musician from Japan called Omodaka. Omodaka collaborates with other musicians to combine Japanese folk music with chiptune to create a really unique sound. What strikes me about Omodaka’s music is the nostalgic feeling that it evokes. The female vocalist, Akiko Kanazawa, sings in an enka-style voice that reminds me of some of the old Japanese mukashi banashi (folklore) anime that I’d watch as a kid. The 8-bit sound remind me of the absurd amount of Gameboy and NES that I used to play with my brother, and that further adds to the nostalgia.

Don’t Panic


Last week I met a girl with the words “Don’t Panic” (as pictured above) tattooed on her wrist. Not only did it remind me of how freaking awesome the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series is, but it was a nice little reminder to not stress out about the setbacks in life.

Theme Settings lulz

I totally forgot that I wrote about theme settings back in 2009, hahaha

If you’re impatient and want to move on to making theme settings, you can look at those! However I’m going to write a newer version that uses Shopify 2 and also is more relevant to the Basic Theme.



Shopify Theme from Scratch Part 13: Customer Accounts 2/2


Today we’re going to finish the last set of customer account templates. We’ve got three more templates to go: account.liquid, order.liquid, and addresses.liquid.


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