Shane Brinkman-Davis

"You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation." -Plato

"Don't waste great people on the merely possible." -David Ungar

"Beauty is more important in computing than anywhere else in technology because software is so complicated. Beauty is the ultimate defense against complexity." -David Gelernter

"Easy is Hard." -Peter H. Lewis

"Every click is precious." -Jesse Watson


Some people have asked for a definition of Imikimi. You might say Imikimi means "Love of Art" or "Wildly Creative". However you define Imikimi, it's all about fun! We believe everyone is an artist and we're here to help you share your creative side with the world by making your pictures pop. Visit

Essence and Artifact


There are two kinds of constraints on design. There are physical and logical constraints on what is possible. These constrains define an upper bound on what is possible when designing a solution to a problem. This upper bound is what I call the "essential solution" to a problem. It is often unachievable in practice, but it is the benchmark by which all solutions should be measured. Read More Here



Software is the heart and blood of computing and computing is becoming the heart and blood of nearly every aspect of our modern day lives. It is great when the opportunity arrises to do an Open Source project and share it with the world. View Software Projects


For fun and balance, Shane dabbles in several other fields including photography. Shane recently returned from a short trip to NYC where he took many photos with a Canon EOS Rebel T2i. Here are a few choice shots for your viewing pleasure. Please see the Portfolio page for more.