An ever-updating list of
my current focus & objectives
- Living in Indianapolis
- Returning to software
- Reading like I'm running out of time
- Writing daily for CreatorsWhoCode.com
- Launched personal site & newsletter
- Finally exercising again
- Let's hop on the phone!
...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."
They're who put the city on my radar
(thanks to Purdue's hackathon)
Check out more data at 2018 Indianapolis Tech Census
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 codin' again
but this time it's different...
- World History
- History of Science
- Economics (& how it's been reborn)
- The messy nature of technological progress
🔓 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 contribute to a blog, newsletter, & community
that helps new developers 💃🕺 𝕊𝕋𝔸ℕ𝔻 𝕆𝕌𝕋
Over 500 days later,
I'm still showing up every day
to ship something new on Twitter:
ACCOUNTABILITY THREAD:— Steven Kneiser 👨🏼🍳 (@theshteves) June 30, 2020
I will ship every day
Yesterday, I turned 24 🎉
Last year: immense growth, but private
This year: working & learning in public
There's more where this came from!
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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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 abou— 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 😉
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 👨💻
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!