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New project: Montage Studio

December 10, 2022

Montage Studio logo

I've begun working on a new platform that'll make it incredibly easy to build interactive experiences. I'll post development updates on the project page throughout 2023. Can't wait to see Montage come to life!

Technical/creative hybrids lost in the void: I see you.

June 18, 2022


If you find yourself caught between the technical and creative extremes, you're not alone. I've been in your shoes and I understand the challenges we face.

New video: A Weary World

November 15, 2020

Here's a short video to emphasize how fortunate I've been to work at Microsoft. May it always be a beacon in a world that is weary.

No, not every introvert loves a lockdown

April 2, 2020


The memes about introverts loving prolonged isolation are all in good fun — until everyone starts to believe them. Here's the real scoop.

Lessons from the magic of Murphy

March 6, 2020


I figured my life would change once I met Murphy, I just had no idea how MUCH it would change. Here are the lessons he's taught me so far.

2019 Year In Review

December 7, 2019

2019 Year In Review

It's time for the 2019 Year In Review, a look back at a year full of adventure and transition.

Memory Lane: Commodore 64 Edition

July 20, 2019

It's time to revisit a very special computer with Memory Lane: Commodore 64 Edition.

darrenmart.com gets a new look ...again.

July 15, 2019

I've refreshed the site to make it more reflective of who I am — nerdy yet creative. It's also better organized so I can expand it with more videos, software projects, and more.

This site has definitely gone through a few changes over the last twenty years!