Hi, I'm Jesse and this is my blog.

I'm Jesse and this is my blog.

I'm a designer and a developer by trade, and I'm currently the VP of Technology at Simply Recipes. This blog is where I write in plain language about technology and design. If you'd like to get to know me better, read my journal; it's where I write more about things like life, love, faith and family.

  • Review: Pad & Quill Contega Case

    January 22, 2014

    TL;DR — This is the best iPad case I've ever owned.

  • The Currency of Exploitation

    January 9, 2014

    How the NSA's approach to security is less about protecting us and more about keeping us "exploitable".

  • Lossy Instagram Sharing

    September 26, 2013

    UPDATE (11-14-13): This has been fixed with the new update. After updating to iOS7 and the newest version of VSCO Cam, I started noticing that the quality of photos I was sharing to Instagram had dropped significantly. My typical workflow...

  • Flamethrower

    September 16, 2013

    Since my work at Simply Recipes has been moving more into the video space, I’ve been attempting to teach myself After Effects. To that end, here’s a video of my son, tossing a fireball:...

  • Linux Disk Space Paradox

    July 31, 2013

    Our server crashed the other day because the disk was full. I quickly discovered a rogue bandwidth log file not getting cleaned up was to blame, so I deleted it. Strangely, running df after deleting the file showed that 100%...

  • Those Elusive Rich Snippets!

    July 5, 2013

    Last year, I wrote about some trouble we were having with Google’s rich snippets for recipes. In a nutshell, when Google saw the .hentry class on our recipe page, it ignored the .hrecipe class that Google uses to determine if...

  • Capturing Pixel Density with Google Analytics

    June 19, 2013

    Google Analytics lets you see how many of your users are on mobile devices, but the information you can pull on those devices is woefully limited. One such oversight is pixel density ratio.

  • A Better Behaved Infinite Scroll

    June 12, 2013

    After several days of trying to integrate the Infinite Scroll plugin into the Simply Recipes mobile site, I finally came up with a solution that works well.

  • Web Performance Resources

    June 1, 2013

    Resources from the 2013 Eat Write Retreat technical panel.

  • Iceber.gs: First Impressions

    March 21, 2013

    It's like Pinterest and Evernote got together and had a good-looking baby.