Why can’t people understand RESPs?

For some reason, parents around Canada are mystified when it comes to opening and managing a RESP account for their children. Before they even have a baby they start getting...

Bootstrap

Bootstrap is completely new to me. I hadn’t even heard of it until my mentor, Chris Howlett mentioned it to me. I was more familiar with the skeleton framework which...

Razor Editor Templates

Being the solo developer, I inevitably had to write front-end code. Razor is beautiful — especially in how it generates forms. Forms are incredibly tedious to develop; there is a...

Enter your date of birth

I sponsored my father for permanent residence in Canada in….2009. Or 2008. It was far back enough that I can’t recall the exact year anymore. I’ve married since then, had...

Solo developers at Startups

The experience is best defined as Brenda from Tacit Innovations described: “I shit my pants everyday.”

A Pink Lady’s Pink Cake

Despite my efforts to keep my daughter’s wardrobe and toys in varying colours so she isn’t heavily biased towards pink, her favorite color is….pink. “Pink is my favourite color. I...

Baby Gifts for the second child

It is relatively easy to give presents to new parents: clothes, diapers, toys, pacifiers, bottles, formula, crib, receiving blankets, burp cloths – the list goes on and on. But what...

My $60 Tax Refund

It was April 30, 2004. I had turned 18 just a few weeks ago. I had been in Canada for a whooping 8 months on a Student Visa. Exams were...