Ezequiel Bruni

I'm a Canadian web designer and writer living in Mexico. I freelance. You can see my work at www.ezequielbruni.com


Does Originality Even Matter in Design?

Probably not. Oh, wait, did you want a longer answer? Like, with logic and reasoning and stuff? It’s cool. I can do that too.


Does Originality Matter in Web Design?

Probably not. Oh, wait, did you want a longer answer? Like, with logic and reasoning and stuff? It’s cool. I can do that too.

My memory isn’t…


Does Originality Even Matter in Design?

Probably not. Oh, wait, did you want a longer answer? Like, with logic and reasoning and stuff? It’s cool. I can do that too.


Does Originality Matter in Web Design?

Probably not. Oh, wait, did you want a longer answer? Like, with logic and reasoning and stuff? It’s cool. I can do that too.

My memory isn’t…


When UX Design Doesn’t Work


This January, I was in Toronto’s international airport, just hoping that I’d be able to get home. In true Canadian fashion, the temperatures had dropped low enough that, a couple of days before I left, the airport’s anti-freezing chemicals had frozen.

The lines were long, and nerves were frayed. There were people in those buildings who had been…


The Day I Started a Small Internet Shitstorm

Or: Why We Need More Satire in the Web Industry

The English-speaking corner of the web industry went a little…


Snow, Blizzards, and Chipman (Oh my…)

Newsflash: Canada gets kind of cold.

Let’s start with the truth: I hate travelling. I don’t hate being in new places; but I…


Learn Something Unnecessary

How I learned to love Vim, then set it free.


Note: If you’re not a nerd, or at least generally interested in nerd things, skip down to my main point at the end. The first couple of sections may bore you.

Once upon a fine snowy morning:

This morning, I had exactly one goal in mind: I was going to…


The Advantages of Limiting Yourself


I have a beast of a time whenever I try to develop some healthy practice or habit. It doesn’t matter how good for me a given habit might be, or how important. I have about the same desire to expend energy as your average reptile lying on a warm rock; and that’s how I feel all day, every day.


Make Something for You, Dammit!

DAMMIT!


Do the math: How much of your time is spent consuming things other people made (TV, music, video games, websites) versus making your own? Only one of those adds to your value as a human being.

David Wong


On the Importance of Ritual

No animal sacrifice required.


Ask anyone who has ever studied the human condition, from psychologists, to religious leaders, to that English major at the bar: human beings are flawed. It’s not just our stretch marks and ass-pimples, either. From the subconscious on up, we are messed up in a big way.


Diary of a Standing Desk

It’s painful.


We have recently moved from one house to another. This was a somewhat harrowing experience, as the new house was less than a block away from out old one. You might think that would make it easier. You’d be wrong.

Oh… so wrong.

But that’s not the point. While moving, I acquired a set of shelves…