A Couple Thoughts on Trolls

I’ve been thinking a lot about Internet trolls lately. These are people that often anonymously leave discouraging or rude comments.

I recently wrote a post for CSS-Tricks; which is an important and popular site for people that write CSS. You could say this site has a niche audience, and maybe this makes its (enormous) audience a tight-knit community. As a result, all of the comments were positive, and friendly – even when the reader didn’t entirely agree with something about my crazy idea.

Conversely, previous things I’ve written have been for sites with a broader audience. The comments haven’t always been as friendly. Continue reading


Using the word “work” seems so harsh considering how much I love what I do. My passion for design started at the age of three as a young illustrator (read: scribbler). I doodled my way through my entire education; graduating from Canadore College’s Graphic Design Production and a post-graduate in Interactive Multimedia with a GPA of 3.997.

During my career I have worked in web, print, video, and audio as a producer and teacher. I am now a Web Designer for Thrillworks in Burlington.


McBlains in BCAll work and no play makes Arley a dull boy. When not working (and sometimes while) I enjoy exploring, snoring, learning, turning, reading, eating, looking, cooking, playing, laying, talking, walking, writing, biting, thinking, blinking, biking, hiking, listening, jamming and generally hanging out with my lovely wife, friends, family and cute furry creatures.

You can learn more about what I’m up to with my social links below.