Paul Dowman



MAY 16, 2021

Handshake: a decentralized DNS root naming system

Handshake is my favourite discovery of 2021. It’s a decentralized DNS root naming system, based on a proof-of-work blockchain. You can buy…

MAY 01, 2021

How to make and give Bitcoin gift cards

Bitcoin can make a great gift, but the two challenges are: Doing it securely. Making it a nice-looking gift. I solved both of those for…

MARCH 13, 2021

All-in on remote work: moving to the mountains!

I’m all-in on remote work, permanently. I’m moving to Canmore, Alberta, Canada. (Photo credit: Daniel Patterson) I have worked remotely off…

JULY 18, 2020

Verified commits: sign your Git commits and avoid impersonation risk

A Git commit’s author might not be who you think it is. I’m old enough to remember when it was easy to spoof the email sender (send fake…

JUNE 26, 2020

Scaling yourself: meeting or async?

Would a few more hours in your day be useful? Or less interruptions? Whether it’s maker time, big-picture thinking time, or just the ability…

MAY 09, 2020

Effective remote pair programming

Pair programming is an old idea that’s counter-intuitive but refuses to go away because it actually works. And it can work just as well…

NOVEMBER 10, 2019

Shutting down OK GROW! and joining Shopify

The time has come for me to move on to something new, and OK GROW! is no more. Thank you to our clients, and to our amazing team. My focus…

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