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I’ve made web apps for Apple, native iOS and Mac apps, HTML5 games, Photoshop scripts and analog and digital hardware.

I do iOS and Mac development at Robots and Pencils.

I’m from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, currently living in Calgary, Alberta, and you can reach me at or @interstateone.

— Brandon

Journal

A Better Webcam

For the past few months I’ve been wishing that I had a better camera for video calls at work. This came before our recent isolation for the novel coronavirus, as a lot of the work I do is with remote clients, but now even conversations with coworkers I used to sit beside are happening online. The cameras in laptops are built-in and convenient but not that good (Nilay Patel calls the one in the latest MacBook Air “aggressively fine”), and I prefer to use a single, large monitor if I’m at a desk so the laptop is in clamshell mode.

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Projects

  • Did They Vote For C-51? 2015 javascript
    See how your MP voted on bill C-51 and tell them how you feel about that.

  • redacted.pictures 2015 javascript
    Make an image of redacted text, except for the words that you give to it.

  • Jeff 2014 mac
    The best way to record your screen as a GIF.

  • Scribble 2014 photoshop
    Annotate your PSDs with font information for better developer handoffs.

  • Today's Vote 2013 go
    Easily stay up to date with what Canada's House of Commons is voting on each day.

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Talks