These are the things I've written that are tagged "software development"

You Are Not Google

09 June 2017

A longish read which is better summed up at the very top: […] if you’re using a technology that originated at a large company, but your use case is very different, it’s unlikely that you arrived there deliberately; no, it’s more likely you got there through a ritualistic belief that imitating the giants would bring […]

Hello There

My name is Phil Nelson and I make beautiful things for a troubled world. I'm a designer / developer / writer / director / editor / narrator at Occipital.

Stuff I Make

  • My games on itch.io, a series of pay-what-you-want games for Mac, Windows, Linux.
  • Liblr, like Mad Libs but for Twitter.
  • SLOWGRAM, a $5 one-off photo printing service.

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