Scene from the Shopify Office, May 31, 2011

Mark hayes

I get worried whenever I see our marketing dude Mark Hayes playing with CAT-5 cable, Tums, hand sanitizer, mouthwash, mint Lifesavers, two squirt guns and Vaseline hand lotion. Very, very worried.

This article also appears in the Shopify Technology Blog.


Why Polyamory is Wrong

Polyamory is wrong

The T-shirt is right — either go with:

  • Greek: poly for “many”, philia for “love”, or
  • Latin: multi for “many”, amory for “love”

…but don’t mix the two. That way lies madness (or, perhaps the Gipsy Kings). It ain’t pretty.


Disney, Star Wars and Guns ‘n’ Roses, Together at Last!

Back in 1987, Disney and Star Wars first came together with Disneyland’s Star Tours ride, the first such attraction based on a non-Disney film. That same year, Guns ‘n’ Roses released Appetite for Destruction, an album with a slew of rock hits, including Welcome to the Jungle, the second single off that album (a song that got a big boost from the “Dirty Harry” film The Dead Pool).

We would have to wait until 2011 for Disney, Star Wars and G’n’R to join together and form a triumvirate of awesomeness. In case your brain refuses to accept what’s happening in the video above, it’s Welcome to the Jungle featuring the Mos Eisley Cantina Band as backup dancers, Chewbacca as Axl Rose and the Ewoks as guitarists and percussionists (they’re playing on the helmets — or is it decapitated heads? — of fallen stormtroopers and TIE fighter pilots).

I normally don’t go for the live entertainment at Disney parks, but this one I’d love to see.