At the moment my current focus is based on improving my fitness so I don’t you know.. die early and stuff. Being in front of a computer most of the day for a couple of decades means the body has become quite inflexible and underutilized.
I am really enjoying the challenge of building a physical fitness base and all the cool data that goes along with improvement too.
- Lifting Heavy Things
Outside of fitness, I’ve always been a programmer and enjoyed building things creatively with typing skills but I also really enjoy using that same creativity from a physical aspect and building things with my hands, so I am working on skills I’ve always wanted to learn such as welding and carpentry.
- Learning to Weld
- Home Renovations
The majority of my development efforts goes into making the awesome Sumo traffic tools. As one of the first three developers, I initially worked on List Builder (1, 2 and 3), Image Sharer, Heatmaps, Content Analytics.
These days I work a lot behind the scenes on designing and improving the infrastructure using big data technologies on Amazon Web Services and Elastic Search.
Outside of software development, I am also enjoying the challenge of improving my writing skills combining the joy of writing with community-focused efforts educating about the importance of physical and mental health from a first-hand experience point of view.
I must admit, I haven’t used Windows in a number of years, since Windows 7. I enjoy using a Mac-based laptop not because of “Apple Fan-ism” but purely because as someone who enjoys the power of Linux, I appreciate the power of a shell and all the command line tools that go along with it combined with a great looking GUI.
- Laptop: MacBook Pro (2015, 15″)
- Monitor: Dell 27″ 4K (P2715Q)
- Browser: Chrome
- Calendar: Fantastical 2
- Coding: Atom
- Terminal: iTerm2
- Tasks: Things 3
- Journal: Day One
- Music: Spotify
- Dock: uBar
I am trying to cut back on my mobile-phone dependency and keep life simple, but I do enjoy the integration between a Mac-based laptop and an iPhone. Being able to reply to text messages from the laptop while working alone makes the choice of phone worthwhile for me.
I also enjoy the fact that the majority of apps are well designed in both appearance and functionality. I have pretty high standards when it comes to well-designed apps, and websites, so I really appreciate a clean, simple application.