Christian - Husband & Father - Web Developer

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Facebook Freedom

Facebook app

I'm quitting Facebook.
It's something I've been thinking about doing for a while now, and I'm finally taking the plunge (although it feels less like a dive into the unknown and more like the freedom of being unshackled).

I avoided Facebook for a long time, proudly wearing the (imaginary) I-don't-use-Facebook badge. But then I wanted to promote my business more and decided to setup a Facebook...

Letter Counting Function (and My First Python Script!)

Lots of numbers!

So I was watching Matt Parker's "Four has Four Letters" video, and I was interested to know how the Estonian language compared to English with regard to the letter counting function.

To summarise the video, in English each number has a word (or words) and each of those words have a certain number of letters. In all cases except the number 4, the word has a different number of letters than the...

My Minimal Phone

Hands holding a smartphone

Smartphones are a great resource. They give us access to the internet wherever we are, allow us to check in with social media, emails and friends online, and provide entertainment through games and interesting (though sometimes pointless) apps. But smartphones have a dark side too. They give us access to the internet wherever we are, allow us to check in with social media, emails and friends...

Earth Day

Earth Day (the 22nd of April) is a day meant to "increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth's natural environment" (Wikipedia).

I thought I'd do this by creating a video presentation of the Earth and all its wonders, but in a way that brings praise and glory to its Creator. God created this planet and everything on it, and it's His work we're appreciating on Earth Day.

The video...

Cre8, 2008

In 2008 my church wanted to re-design Cre8 to be 'new and fresh'. This advertisement strove to express that with vibrant colours and moving background (a first for me).

The music is called 'My Name Is Lincoln' by Steve Jablonsky from 'The Island' soundtrack.

Cre8, 2007

This is the first official trailer (advertisement) I created when my church started a new creative workshop - Cre8. This trailer (unlike a previous 'teaser') provided information about what Cre8 was, giving examples of the different styles of creative design.

The song is called 'Resurrection' from 'The Passion of the Christ' soundtrack by John Debney.

My Weight Loss Journey

Before & after

It all started in high school. I stopped running around with my friends at recess and lunch like I did in primary/middle school and started playing chess in the library. This is also when I discovered my love for computers. Now there's nothing wrong with chess or computers, but I believe the amount of time I spent with them was what started me down the path of inactivity and weight gain.

I...