5 ways Melbourne is like Vancouver

Vancouver for sale

People from Melbourne always have the impression that Australia is a lot like Canada. My response? “Well Canada is a very large Country so that’s not really true.” That being said, there are similarities between Vancouver and Melbourne. Since it’s a common perception, I’ll pick what I think are 5 …

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Lessons from the farm

Michael and I

“You can learn everything you need to know about life at a farm.” Michael once said. How true do you think that statement is? In Australia, backpackers come to a farm for different reasons: either for the experience, the visa days, or for some money to travel. You can often …

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Practical Object Oriented Design in Ruby (POODR) Review

Practical Object Oriented Design in Ruby

Practical Object Oriented Design in Ruby (POODR) is one of the most well-known and iconic books in the Ruby library. While the book uses Ruby in all of its examples. The core concepts of object-oriented design are beautifully explained and are applicable to all object-oriented languages. It’s very different from …

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The story that never was

Everyday we make simple and complex decisions which impact our course in life. With a mix of circumstance, timing and choice, we mix three powerful ingredients to alter our lives in tiny to significant ways. With every cross-road, we have the ability to change our story. We make new stories and …

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The long goodbye

Last farm family dinner

I’m not good at goodbyes. I often have things I want to say, but it rarely comes out the way I mean them. Nowadays, I try to keep goodbyes shorter to avoid being overly emotional. If you have traveled to some degree, you will be very familiar with the endless hellos and …

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Moving from Sublime to VIM


Like many developers starting out, I used Sublime Text as one of my first text editors. It’s one of the most popular free editors that is also beginner friendly. It’s packed with features and has a mature suite of productivity plugins for tons of customization. When I joined a commercial …

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5 things I hate about Melbourne

Decent Australian Internet speeds

This post could easily be renamed to “5 things I hate about Australia” but I wanted to contrast my post of “5 things I love about Melbourne”. Of course, while I love the city, no place is without its annoyances. History has shown me that people love a hating post …

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