Introducing

Spiffle! a VanIsle Blog

started in 1997, abandoned in 2012, reborn in 2021
bringing a bit of that 1997 flavour to 2021 design and tech.

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This is an update of a post I made over on Medium several years ago. All the numbers, maths and links have been updated and …

British Columbia is bringing in a Vaccine Passport system for the province. It’s not perfect (it doesn’t include outdoor ticketed sports events, even those with …

Way back in 1997, long, long before HTML5, Ajax, DHTML, long before any kind of advanced javascript, and at the dawn of CSS (introduced in …

Anyone out there remember moblogs? It was a new service in 2003 provided by a company called TextAmerica that allowed you to upload, directly from …

We do things a bit differently here at Spiffle! Where most blogs about food go into a long, rambly personal history with the product or …

At our home, we try to avoid processed foods where we can. When we can’t (or have childhood memories for certain food types: for me, …