Tweeting Macbeth

I recently created a Twitter account (@SaysMacbeth) that tweets all of Macbeth’s lines from the eponymous play. It was a fun exploration that resulted in a number of scripts to automate the process, and a new domain (SaysMacbeth.com). I’ll post the steps it took to create all of the parts, but for now you can … [Read more...]

Back Down

4 days ago while moving boxes upstairs from the basement, I had a back twinge. Later that day the twinge turned to severe pain. By the next morning I couldn’t walk without significant pain. I went to go see a physiotherapist yesterday and he confirmed that I have a disc problem, causing my sciatic nerve … [Read more...]

A Year Gone By

A year ago, my friend Derek Miller passed away from cancer after a 4-year fight that he documented on his site, penmachine.com. His last post, which he entrusted to me, went viral (CBC, Daily Mail UK, Globe, MeFi, Brisbane Times, among many others) and was seen by millions of people around the world. I was … [Read more...]