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


jeff.sh makes gifs

We recently sunset open-sourced Jeff, which for years was our team’s go-to method for making GIF screen recordings and sharing them in Slack, Trello, GitHub or anywhere else. I’ve been using Monosnap in its place, pointed at an S3 bucket and subdomain because I had them available. I experimented with another tool too, though, that I wanted to share. The new iOS Simulator in Xcode 9 has some additional commands you can run to control it from the command line.

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  • 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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