What I'm up to right now

Welcome to my Now page! If you don't know what this is, check out the details over at nownownow

This is to serve as an overview of me, right now.

Life

  • We welcomed our second little boy back in October 2023
  • We got solar panels last fall and I'm excited to see how they function when the sun comes back out
  • The days are spent either working or with my family. As are the nights!
  • Working at home is such a blessing because I get to see my little ones develop first hand.

Work

  • Working at Signal making the android app awesome!
  • Currently hard at work making sure we are ready for a big feature launch very soon!
  • Currently on parental leave, and enjoying spending lots of time with my family.
  • I've got a side thing I'm trying to get off the ground but we'll see what kind of time and mental capacity I have for it this year.

Play

  • I am huge into video games and have been since I was a kid
  • My Steam Deck has proven invaluable while we are finding our footing with the new baby
  • I have a personal goal to generally improve at fighting games, so I've mainly been playing them.
    • Tekken 8 (playing Lars)
    • Guilty Gear Strive (playing Sin)
    • Street Fighter 6 (playing Cammy)
    • GranBlue Fantasy Versus Rising (playing Belial)
  • Also playing a lot of RPGs and looking forward to them.
    • Yakuza: The Man who Erased his Name
    • Yakuza: Infinite Wealth
    • Persona 3 Reload
    • FF7 Rebirth
    • Rise of the Ronin

Music

  • I'm not currently making music, due to time constraints elsewhere in life.
  • If you'd like to check out things I've made in the past, you can see my soundcloud profile here
  • I'm currently listening to a lot of Periphery and Synthwave.
  • I implore everyone to go check out Sleep Token as well, they are incredible.

Reading

  • I am currently reading "The Sunlit Man" by Brandon Sanderson
  • Up next is going to be "The Will to Keep Winning" by Daigo Umehara
  • After that I'll be reading "Doom Guy" by John Romero
  • Looking forward to book 5 of the Stormlight Archives due out in November!

Writing

  • I'm not currently writing, due to time constraints elsewhere in life.
  • You're in the right place though! And if you want to keep tabs on whether I start again, please feel free to susbscribe to my atom feed

Dreaming

  • My hope for 2024 is one of growth.
    • Mental growth, and developing my growth mindset.
    • Family growth (not in number, but in that my children are happy and healthy)
    • Financial growth, as we try to brace against rising interest rates and the like
    • Physical growth, as I hope to start eating better, not eating at night, and generally taking better care of myself.

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