Upcoming Talks

futile 💀 fun

An incremental game where you click Sisypus to push the rock uphill.

This was first launched for NDC {Sydney}

September 21, 2018


You are at a party of celebrity impersonators. It's up to you to guess which ones.

This was first launched for KCDC X

July 12th, 2018

Trump Family Passwords

This is a great and good service for members of the Trump family where Trumps can enter in their passwords to earn points!

December 4th, 2017


The game that shows you an actual WikiHow illustration, and asks you which actual Wikihow article it came from.

Called "The Best Game On The Internet" by Gizmodo, this project has been the subject of literally hundreds of YouTube videos.

February 4th, 2016

Previous Talks

NDC {Minnesota}
St. Paul, MN
PubConf MN
St. Paul, MN
Richfield, MO
dev up
St. Louis, MO
PubConf Sydney
Sydney, NSW
NDC {Sydney}
Sydney, NSW
PubConf KC
Kansas City, MO
Kansas City, MO
PubConf MN
St. Paul, MN
NDC {Minnesota}
St. Paul, MN
Richfield, MN
PubConf Mpls
Minneapolis, MN
Richfield, MN

Great Sex Tips!

Birthed from a conversation about the editing process of Cosmo's sex tips, this is a site that generates hetero sex advice for women to please their men. How exhilerating!

November 13th, 2017


The game that challenges you to figure out what people are searching for on Google.

idiots.win takes a search query, sends it to Google for autocomplete suggestions, then randomizes them and asks you to guess the top.

June 2nd, 2016


This is a very important website that asks if if you're ready for this. And if you are ready for this, appropriate measures will be taken.

April 21st, 2017


This is a button to help you party.

September 26th, 2016


This is a online web experience when men rain down from the sky! What kind of men? Well, it's up to you to find out.

November 4th, 2017

Bad Accent Club

The Android game that puts your friends' accents to the test (and they will usually fail the test).

August 18th, 2017

Me Making Websites IRL

Using an open source software called "Gource", I made this 3.5 minute YouTube video documenting the process of building most of the websites on this list, set to a Paper Chase song.

Not incredibly informative, but fun to look at.

December 19th, 2017

Jerking Online

Working from a shockingly long list of fake porn titles my friends and I have come up with, this site promises new titles every day.

Cause it makes me giggle.

January 6th, 2017

Verifiable Win

Launched as part of a talk at NDC Minnesota 2018, this is a site to demonstrate you're right about whatever you think.

May 10th, 2018


This twitterbot (which was either the idea of JW Friedman or myself, we can't remember) will inform you what Rick Ross is doing every day, every day.

September 5th, 2017


My friend Schwa and I collaborated on a Team Fortress 2 map called Swiftwater. He did the geometry, I did the art assets and built the story of a bottled water company at war with a chemical mining concern.

In 2016, it was bought by Valve and made official.

July 7th, 2016

Frank West Pronounces Emoticons

Frank West sometimes pronounces emoticons. And now, via this soundboard, he does it on your command.

Even in comparison to the other sites on this page, this one is really stupid.

June 15th, 2016

Hamilton -> DOOM

This is a simple Chrome extension that replaces all instances of "Hamilton" with "the video game DOOM". For obvious reasons.

November 19th, 2016

Recent Firings In San Francisco

I wanted to make a site that would give the user up-the-second updates of who was just fired in the San Francisco Tech Industry.

In reality, it just works an alogorithm to generate random strings.

October 14th, 2015

The F Plus

I do a podcast, and also work a fair amount on the website for that podcast, which is a complicated piece of web development.

That said, I'm pretty happy with how this whole thing works.

December 14th, 2014


ballp.it is the forum set up to support the community that surrounds The F Plus. It uses PHP software called SMF, but has been modified heavily.

February 16th, 2013

The Wrongest Words

The Wrongest Words was a multiplayer card game where players had to defend the very stupid statements in front of them. It has been retired.

March 26, 2015

Retired: March 20th, 2017