Hello, I'm Chris!

I'm a computer science student at the University of Waterloo. To be more well rounded, I'm completing a bachelor of business administration.

When I'm not at school in Waterloo, I'm usually working on some project or other. From programming a purely function virtual machine, to writing my own website, to working at a nifty startup in Vancouver.

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On the Blog

Planning until it's painful

Written Sept. 25, 2018

When I started at my current job, I just wanted to code. However, my supervisor kept asking me all these questions. How long did I think it would take? How will I accomplish it? What if it takes longer? I tried answering them, but each answer just led to more questions. I didn’t want to plan! I just wanted to write the code, dangit! Out of frustration, I eventually wrote up a page or so of bullets that answered every possible question I could imagine being asked, and then some more.

Minor updates

Written Sept. 12, 2018

As a part of a as-of-yet unnamed overarching project, I’ve been updating my presence around the web on various sites. As a part of this I’ve found the various links that I am using are often on the longer side, making them difficult to read.

Running python from a database

Written June 15, 2018

While having my morning coffee, I had a strange idea. Is it possible to run code stored inside a sqlite database? I had no idea if it was possible, but I was curious. So I wrote a little project to find out.

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To see more, take a look at the blog archive to see all blog posts.

Recent projects

MIPS VM

An (almost) purely functional virtual machine for emulating the MIPS Architecture. I wrote this as a way to review the code I had written for a university class. Since I couldn’t use the provided VM after the semester finished, I decided to make my own VM.

I Want That Pet!

A friend of mine reached out to me recently. Do I know of any easy way to monitor a website for changes? I knew that it would be fairly easy to do for myself. However setting up a server, cron, and a script to diff the site is not easy for someone who doesn’t have the time to learn all that.

Image Block X

This was a small project to learn the ropes of how to make web extensions. Image Block X replicates the functionality of the Firefox add-on Image Block, which was built using Firefox’s deprecated “XUL” API. Simply put, it was a toggle button to enable or disable loading images in the browser. I had found it useful when tethering to my phone during the summer, and wanted to make sure I could continue to use this functionality even after Firefox removed the XUL system.

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Consider taking a look at my project homepage to see all of my projects.