I’m : a programmer, writer, podcaster, geek, and coffee enthusiast.


I normally don’t participate in these online chain-letter survey things, but I wanted to this time. Sue me.

Ten years ago I was:

In the middle of finals week, ending my sophomore year of high school. But I wasn’t studying. I never studied. Finals were like a vacation to me. “You mean I only need to go to school for a few hours this week?”

Five things on today’s to do list:

  1. Make significant progress on New Top-Secret Awesome Tumblr Feature That I’ve Been Working On All Week.
  2. Find and buy an album for this.
  3. Get database-dump rotation going on a different server.
  4. Play Rock Band.
  5. Enjoy some gourmet beer at Hop Devil.

Things I’d do if I were a billionaire:

  1. Buy a house here.
  2. Conservatively save and invest enough that I have a comfortable, continuous, guaranteed salary (from interest) for life.
  3. Give my mother a retirement fund.
  4. Give my future kids a college fund.
  5. Maybe I’d finally be able to justify a pair of 30” Apple monitors.
  6. Donate a lot. Who needs a billion dollars? How can you possibly use that?
  7. Aggressively invest a portion into tiny tech companies that I believe in.

Three bad habits:

  1. I’m very lazy and I lack a consistent work ethic.
  2. I don’t exercise enough.
  3. I have trouble finishing projects that I’ve started.

Places I have lived:

Most-recent first:

  1. Larchmont, NY (2 years)
  2. Pittsburgh, PA (2 years)
  3. Meadville, PA (college, 4 years)
  4. Bexley, OH (7 years)
  5. Columbus, OH (11 years)

Six jobs I’ve had in my life:

  1. Tumblr CTO/Chief Scientist/Lead Developer (I don’t really have a consistent title)
  2. Vivisimo software engineer
  3. Staples retail salesperson
  4. Bruegger’s bagel baker and sandwich assembler
  5. Giuseppe’s busboy
  6. Bexley Natural Market hippie co-op employee

(via AZspot)