Who is This ‘Joe’ Person?

I am a visual effects artist, compositing supervisor, podcaster, and blogger. I write mostly for my own entertainment about technology, podcasts, and occasionally visual effects. My personal opinions are represented here, and I don’t speak for any past, present, future, or alternate-future-timeline employer.

Professional Work

Speaking of professional work, I have a BFA in Computer Animation and I have worked in the field of visual effects for film since 2005. Those details are available on my demo reel website.

Unprofessional Work

Defocused Podcast

I am one half of the Defocused podcast with Dan Sturm. It is a very casual discussion. This podcast is part of The Incomparable podcast network, and I do make guest appearances elsewhere on the network.

Six Colors Contributor

Much of my Apple-focused writing can be found in posts at Six Colors.

Unhelpful Suggestions

I also do a technology podcast with my friend Mikah Sargent. The podcast is inactive.


If you want to get in touch with me about anything written on this site, then please contact me on mastodon.

Why is This Website so Bad?

I wrote the static blogging engine that made the site in Python 2.7. It’s available here, on GitHub. It is named after the concept of yak shaving. I overhauled it for Python 3 and it’s been a journey.