Hi. My Name is Chris.
I'm a 22 year-old student from Ottawa, Canada. My current day job is being a financial auditor in the government, though for most of the year I am the head teaching assistant for my university's introductory financial accounting courses. I hope that, one day, those things can be replaced with the stuff I truly love; namely, design in all its incarnations.
I live with my beautiful girlfriend, Mica, and our adorable cat, Neville. I write about technology, productivity, design, and meaning. If you're interested in hearing more from me, subscribe to the RSS feed or follow me on twitter as @pxldots.
I do most of my work on a 13 inch MacBook Air attached to a 27 inch iMac that serves as a monitor and a powerhouse that handles all the things that make the Air hot (in a bad way). I also own and love my "New" iPad and iPhone 4S. I have a collection of backup hard drives and an Airport Extreme to move all of my data around.
The list of apps I rely on is too lengthy to list here, but I will say that the Mac- and iPhone-only software is what keeps me coming back to Apple products long after the joy of the pretty hardware has worn off. Special mention goes out to OmniFocus, Dropbox, 1Password, Safari, iTunes, Coda, Evernote, Textmate, Numbers, OmniGraphSketcher, Instapaper, Reeder, and Tweetbot, without each of which my life would be appreciably worse.
If you are wondering where to start, below are a few of my most popular posts, as well as a few posts that I am proud of.
- Apple's Icon Ecosystem - Looking at Mac application icon transitions when they developed an iOS version, and vice versa.
- iOS Ebb and Flow - A look at all available statistics about iOS version distribution.
- Android Measuring Stick - Comprehensive analysis of Android fragmentation.
- Too Many Inboxes - Thoughts on improving the dire situation of having so many inboxes that our time for creating disappears.
- Minimalism as Honesty - Tackling the buzzword.
- One - What I want all of this to be.