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Latest Blog Posts

  • Happy Holidays!
    In lieu of physical cards this year I spent way too long putting together a digital version that has a few jokes that made us laugh: 2020 Salzman Holiday Card […]
  • Two cutting boards
    Selling these two cutting boards for $50 each. Both are finished with a mineral oil and beeswax blend. This one is oak, black walnut, and elm. Approximately 9.5″ by 12.5″ […]
  • Issues with the Microsoft Sculpt on USB-C MacBook Pros
    Feel free to skip this if you do not want to hear about a very specific hardware issue I am having. I’m writing this so I have a reference document […]
  • Sounds Good To Me! – A Halloween One Shot.
    On Halloween I ran a game in which the players played as characters from a not-real-but-plausible 90s sitcom called Sounds Good To Me!. The show was all about the Good […]
  • Videochatting on Thanksgiving: An acceptable teleconferencing solution for the whole family
    In late October I started thinking about how in the world we were going to videochat with family on Thanksgiving in a way that didn’t involve holding a phone at […]
  • Small Box For Beach Treasures
    On Friday we went to the beach in Port Huron, MI and my daughter collected rocks and shells. The rest of the weekend I worked on making a small box […]

Wait, Who Are You?

I’m Chris, a programmer and designer living in Ann Arbor. My goal is to help people find joy, order, and beauty through technology. This manifests itself in deeply held convictions about URLs and user interfaces (I’m a hit at parties).

I work for NewFoundry as a Software Engineer. Our team of strategists, designers, and engineers work closely together to help our clients succeed. It’s a stellar team that does high quality work and I’m lucky to be a part of it.

Before NewFoundry I used to make websites for small law firms with The Modern Firm. While there I was the Creative Director and Web Architect and I’m extraordinarily proud of how we solved our client’s marketing needs. If you’re a lawyer looking to grow your business you should contact them and take all of their advice.

I’m also a cofounder of Scope Creep Studios, an independent videogame studio. We make simple and approachable games that make you think. I help out there with development (primarily in C#) and design.

In another life I did photography work under the auspices of Yes! Photo with my wonderful wife, Betsy. We now mostly stick to Instagram and occasional fun photo shoots. If you’re looking for a photographer in the area reach out to me for a recommendation.

I also used to be a maintainer at Workantile, a coworking community in downtown Ann Arbor. If you’re looking for a way to get out of your home office or a coffeeshop you should check them out. It’s a wonderful community.

In the digital world, I’m active on the local Ann Arbor and Ypsi mastodon instance. You can also email me at my first initial and last name at gmail.

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Highlighted Projects

In 2019 I started a podcast with Andy Rau called Roll For Topic. Each week we talk about a topic chosen by rolling on our d10 table of topics.

In mid-2018 I edited and published the Ypsi-Arbor Gazette D&D Gazette.

In December 2018 I published A Christmas One Shot: Marley’s Scrooge Case.