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Block access to Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp

Here’s how you can ban Facebook and Instagram from your computer on a Windows 10 PC. The code below also blocks Whatsapp. Blocking Facebook and Instagram requires you to modify the hosts file deep in your Windows folder. First, click on the Windows start menu button and search Notepad. Once you see it, right click […]

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Google sheets as content management system (Helpwithcovid19.ca)

When the COVID-19 shutdowns started occurring, I predicted layoffs coming and if you want peace, prepare for war. That made me create helpwithcovid19.ca to organize all the benefits available for people affected by COVID-19. In late March, I remember both the federal and provincial governments in Canada announced new benefits almost daily. There wasn’t a […]

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Arduino Remote Light Switch

Beds are hard to get out of it when you’re settled in, but lights don’t turn themselves off. In the past, I could switch the lights off in my bed using poles to turn off the lights. But not after moving to my new apartment. There are commercial solutions to this issue. You can change […]

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TempIQ: Raspberry pi temperature logger

Does showering with the washroom door open increase room humidity? Does closing the blinds help significantly in retaining heat? I wanted to know how my actions affected my apartment’s temperature. But there was no commercial solution that I know of. Luckily, a Raspberry Pi, DHT22 temperature and humidity sensor and some programming knowledge helped. Written […]

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Howtopronouncemyname.com website

Eager to create a website and wanting to solve a perennial problem, I created howtopronouncemyname.com. With a goal to make people laugh and maybe learn how to pronounce my name, I kept an eye to having a diverse cast of people pronouncing my name and included a video with two people teaching and learning. The […]

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Facebook banner generator

My client had a challenge. They did not have professional graphics creation tools nor were there specialists in that domain. Using simple HTML and CSS, I created a Facebook banner generator for their page. They could sync with Google Sheets or enter their course dates in a pop-up prompt. This has been the default method […]

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Website development for cpd to support paid social ads

Over the course of a year, I developed a landing page to support Canadian Pro Drivers’ Facebook and Google paid ad campaigns. CPD offers courses to help people become driving instructors. The page included a quiz where people could find out if they qualified to get an instructor’s licence. The website also included videos filmed […]

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Helen Williams

Helen Williams is a Coquitlam model. We met on a typical Vancouver day (i.e. rainy and cold) and decided to do a photoshoot in the Renfrew Park Community Centre’s covered parking lot. Kirstie Pumpkin did the makeup, which she said represents the first “non-no-makeup-makeup” photo session she’s participated in.  

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Jessica Henderson

These images were shot in October 2017 in Hope, B.C., near the Fraser River as well as in Silver Creek.

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Jessica Dyble

Barista, personal trainer and soon-to-be makeup artist, I shot these pictures with Jessica Dyble in October 2017 in Hope, B.C., on Silver Skagit Road as well as in downtown Hope.