about me

By day, I work for GitHub, but I live in Sydney, Australia. At the moment I'm working on a mix of product work and open source projects, but who knows what tomorrow will bring?

When you can tear me away from a computer, you'll likely find me hanging out at community events - sometimes up the front presenting, sometimes up the back heckling, and sometimes holding down the bar at the after party.

things of note

In my spare time I hack on a bunch of open source projects, including MahApps.Metro and a bunch of Code52 apps.

I've been awarded an Microsoft MVP award in 2012 and 2013 by the ASP.NET/IIS teams for work with the community.

upcoming things

  • MVP Summit

    I think I'll be back in Redmond in November to hang out with all my favourite Microsoft blue badges and nerds.

How Can One Wrist Be So Important?

Some thoughts on how I've been adjusting (and struggling) to a recent wrist injury

Up For Grabs!

A quick writeup on the brief history of a little side project I was nerd-sniped into collaborating on


They say "be the change you want to see in the world", so let's do that

The Case of The Somewhat Case-Sensitive HTTP Method

A cautionary tale about debugging and RFC specifications

It's time for something new

A quick recap of what happened over the past few months

Should I make this object a singleton?

Some thoughts on class design and limitations you might face

Yet Another "Add LESS to your ASP.NET MVC Project" Post

I had to write this because it was really annoying the last time I did it

Custom server headers - bad for your health?

Wherein I jump up and down about something seemingly silly

Internet Sabbatical - An Experiment

Putting pen to paper (and committing to) about an idea I was discussing with a friend recently.

What's my secret? An unoffical unconfirmed guide

A colleague called me out recently when I asked a question about how to be more productive. This blog post is for him.

Why You Should Care About Git Alias

Perhaps the most overlooked command of git - alias - is also one of the most powerful. What can you do with it? I'll show you.