This past month has been a major whirlwind. Five weeks ago, I was laid off from my web design job, due to shortage of work. While working for a friend and learning how to do stucco, my parent's called and said they had an urgent thing to discuss.

"We want to send your family on a missions trip to Africa."

My brother asked for a list of good iOS apps, since he was going to get an iPhone. So, Tyson, here's a few:

  • Pocket is a great way to save things for reading later, even if offline.
  • Overcast is the new podcast app on the block, and it's my favourite.
  • YouVersion's Bible app is one of the most popular, and a great choice.

Friends who've asked me what cold-brew is, how to make it, or if it's easy: this is for you.

I first learned about cold-brewed coffee from author Cory Doctorow's book, Homeland. Simply put, it's coffee that is made the same way one makes cold-brewed iced tea (by leaving the leaves in cold water for a long period of time, rather than in hot water for a short period of time). As Cory puts it, it's "cheap, easy, no-mess", and "the best cup of coffee you're likely to drink this summer".

I've noticed that lots of sites that are otherwise responsive don't have responsive videos. Here's what you can do to make your site have video embeds that are always the width of the container.