As I watched Sloan take the stage last week at the Rickshaw Stop and launch into Andrew’s 18-minute-long “Forty-Eight Portraits”, three lines of thought came to mind: I’ve been a Sloan fan for over 20 years now? Really? This is my, what, tenth time seeing them live? Seriously? How come Jay doesn’t sing backup when […]

Posted on 2014.10.30 at 1:16am | Comments Off | Filed Under: Music | read on

Juvenilia: Virtual Amusement Park in VR386

[Short version: I recently came across the intentionally awful Really3D channel (check out their version of The Simpsons intro, for example) and it reminded me of the unintentionally primitive virtual reality programming I did as a teenager. I managed to revive some of that work and made the following video (YouTube link). If you care […]

Posted on 2014.03.11 at 12:07am | Comments Off | Filed Under: Code | read on


My name is Chris Campbell. I like pixels. I’m a software developer by day, and when I’m not coding, I’m probably puttering around the neighborhood. Or I’m out taking photographs. Or I’m recording music under the pseudonym La Bonne Soupe (thus the title of this site).

I’m currently employed at Plausible Labs, a worker-owned software cooperative here in San Francisco. Previously I spent 10+ years at Sun Microsystems, working on the Java2D and JavaFX graphics engines.

You can reach me by email at chrispcampbell at gmail dot com.