On contrast

con·trast, noun, /ˈkänˌtrast/ the state of being strikingly different from something else in juxtaposition or close association. Adult life sucks us in, for better or worse. We start careers, families, homes—then time shrinks. Where you saw friends & relatives twice a week, you now see them once a…

A developer's guide to headless e-commerce

Let’s talk about modern e-commerce. Many call it Jamstack or headless commerce. They’re umbrella terms—helpful yet confusing. I try my best not to indulge in cynicism, so I won’t label them buzzwords. This post will unpack these concepts. It will also contrast traditional approaches with modern…

So you want to be a strategist

I’ve heard marketing youngbloods utter these words A LOT: I want to work in an agency—with multiple clients. Feels so refreshing to meet new people and discover new industries!I want to create strategies to help many businesses succeed in the modern marketing landscape.I want to charge…

Hellblade

“This is the best game I’ve ever played!” —me, finishing Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. Now, it wasn’t the first time I had uttered these words. Other titles got the same post-credits praise: The Last of UsGod of WarMetal Gear Solid 4 & 5The Last of Us gutted the…

Cognitive distortions

“Why don’t trials convert more?” The meeting was going well until now. Sh*t. I know we don’t have the right product analytics to answer the stakeholder’s question. This basic question has me scrambling for answers. I should be able to provide a clear data-backed reply on…

Reflecting on 2019 at Snipcart

2019 was bittersweet. I had a concussion during the Summer, from which I’m still recovering. It’s my fourth one, so it’s taking a while. Sucks, but I can still think and write and joke around and breathe. So I’m good. Amid physiotherapy and part-time work weeks,…

Podcast feature: That's my JAMstack

Quick show notesOur Guest: Francois Lanthier NadeauWhat he'd like for you to see: Snipcart v3 | His blog where he talks about destigmatizing mental healthHis JAMstack Jams: The Decoupling Philosophy of the JAMstack | Stackbit | Netlify | Sanity.ioHis Musical Jam: His "Is that Soul I feel in my guts" playlistOther Technology MentionedJekyllMiddlemanNuxtGridsomeTranscriptBryan…

The rest is just gravy

I'm afraid of dying. I always have been, even before my father killed himself. Therapists often asked: "Are you scared of doing the same thing your father did?" A little—suicide survivors are dealt a bad hand. But that's not quite it. "Are you worried about leaving behind grieving loved…

Making peace with process

We released Snipcart’s v3.0 today. 🚀 The Product has officially been Hunted: → https://www.producthunt.com/posts/snipcart-3-0 I’m proud of our team, but it’s a bittersweet release. This train of thought started as a Twitter thread, until I decided to turn it into a blog post…

Hands on with Publii

Building a website used to be easy. You’d code some HTML, throw in a little CSS, spice it up with JS, and voilà! You’d then push these static files to any server, and BAM, a live site would appear. Today, you can easily get lost in tooling to…