Mastering your development environment: Part 1


Ah, the development environment, the starting point for all your development work. The development workflow is essential for your productivity and differs so immensely from person to person. Everyone has an opinion but not everyone enjoys fine tuning their work environment as much as I do. I remember when I …

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My first piece of wearable tech: Fitbit Charge HR


The Fitbit is one of the most popular wearable health devices on the market. I picked up the Fitbit Charge HR in July before coming back to Australia and I was pretty excited about my new toy. I went with the HR because of the heart rate monitoring function in …

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Goal setting 101: tips for achieving your goals


I recently started working on a Firefox add-on centered around keeping your short term goals visible whenever you open a new tab. The project was coming along until I realized I need to rewrite it using the new “web extensions” format. In-between day-to-day development work and teaching, figuring out how …

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Everything I’m not passionate about


The original goal of this blog was to document my journey in answering the big question, “where to next in life?” while creating a relatable content to anyone else wondering something similar. The motto, “learn, explore, create” was my mantra and to show that ordinary to extraordinary was possible through …

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Exploiting the AR world: what Pokemon Go taught us

Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go is a thing. Or it was a thing. It smashed so many records with its release and had so people walking around like drones that it’s crazy to think that it only started two months ago. The numbers are in steady decline now with over 10 15 million …

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Melbourne vs Vancouver

Melbourne Night

Melbourne is the current most “livable city in the world” while Vancouver is a former number one. They compare a bunch of crap that you probably don’t care about, but what you probably do care about is major lifestyle areas. This is the first of a series comparing various cities …

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Dear me: A letter to past and future self

Writing letter

Dear Chester, Your birthday has recently passed, and a significant one some might say. A real milestone for many people! I think it’s a great time to reflect a bit on the past and look into the future a little. What are your fondest memories? What do you look forward to …

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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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