What I'm doing /now

Last updated January 1st, 2022
5-min read

An ever-updating list of
my current focus & objectives

Living in Indianapolis

...in the heart of downtown
with an awesome partner & 2 cats

"With $7 billion in tech company acquisitions and IPOs, the most affordable housing market in the country, and a high production of software jobs, Indianapolis (and Indiana as a whole) is uniquely positioned to grow."

-- TechPoint

They're who put the city on my radar
(thanks to Purdue's hackathon)

Check out more data at 2018 Indianapolis Tech Census

Returning to software

GitHub contribution graph

I never left but...
after college, I took a career gambit

I could've climbed comfortably-compensated careers, but come graduation: I couldn't write cover letters

With the tools to tackle many problems,
I wanted to take the time
to take it all in:

"what problems are most worth solving?"

Little did I know
how far that would go

I started diversifying my skillset:

  • small business fundamentals
  • software sales (B2B SaaS)
  • digital marketing & SEO
  • even blogging

& with that came much more perspective:
I see the bigger picture of "product"
much more clearly now

Let's build futures worth seeing

I'm back
& I'm codin' again
but this time it's different...

My Return to Software

Reading like I'm running out of time

  • Geography
  • World History
  • History of Science
  • Economics (& how it's been reborn)
  • The messy nature of technological progress

πŸ”“ unlocked: a newfound patience & depth of curiosity about the world around us.

Apparently I've been writing like I'm running out of time too. This was succinct, but just a tad too long & distracting for this page:

I was wrong
about the Liberal Arts

Writing daily for CreatorsWhoCode.com

I contribute to a blog, newsletter, & community
that helps new developers πŸ’ƒπŸ•Ί π•Šπ•‹π”Έβ„•π”» π•†π•Œπ•‹

Over 500 days later,
I'm still showing up every day
to ship something new on Twitter:

Launched personal site (& newsletter)!

There's more where this came from!

But why?

My social network is increasingly global & I need a stable [digital] home to keep contact with you all. My weekly newsletter is for anyone who wants to keep in-touch with me, even when we can't justify a conversation every week or month.

The social accountability is a nice plus too

I only recently made a habit of writing stuff down

The more reading & studying I do, the more I have to write & share. It turns out that I've always been a researcher, just without realizing it. It forces me to take my ideas more seriously & hold myself to a higher standard of rigor. Why not share that with those most invested in me?

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Finally exercising again

January 2020: I'm in the best shape of my life since high school varsity sports. I'm weight training for the first time ever (& consistently at that). I've radically experimented with my diet & I'm not even unfalsifiably opinionated or cult-like about my particular approach to nutrition. My blood lipids have remarkably reversed course & I'm ...underweight?

~ the-virus-that-shall-not-be-named knocks on the door ~

January 2021: I'm in the worst shape of my life. Maybe I should ask my doctor abouβ€” oh, those are just called stretch marks 😩

June 2021: Alright, no more worst-case prepping. I can stop sprinting pre-planned routes through grocery stores & leaf through fresh ingredients to cook again. Let's return to the ultra-simple Ferriss-style:

  • protein, non-starch veggies, & lots of legumes!
  • w/ a side of kettlebell swings (5 minutes, 2x weekly)
  • & 1 anything-goes cheat day of gluttony per week
    (wait what? Yeah, the metabolic variance is actually productive)
    ...mostly productive πŸ˜‰

I'm already feeling like myself again

December 2021 update: I've never had my diet so dialed in! I shed a consistent ~5.5 pounds monthly until I reached my true form (that includes going out of my way most Saturdays to gain lots of water weight eating my vices in excess). Those improvements came almost exclusively from cleaning up my nutrition. Now I'm very slowly dialing up the cardio & weight training to compensate for my sedentary work life πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»

Let's hop on the phone!

Since only the smartest, funniest, & most attractive readers such as yourself read this far... my calendar is particularly open for the next few months if you love chatting on the phone or Zoom. You can schedule time directly into my calendar to chat if you click/tap on my picture in the bottom left! We'll see how long I can keep that up. I look forward to meeting you!

This page was inspired by nownownow.com
& also Steph Smith's open dashboard idea
to publish continuous data

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