This is a Now page.Last updated on December 4, 2020.
I got married on June 13, 2020. My wife and I had been together for over 5 years and living together for more than 2 years. The adjustment to married life was smooth—very little changed. We're planning on having kids soon and trying to decide if we want to live in the US or stay in Japan. This will largely depend on my future career plans. Should I happen to find a frontend job back in the US, we might move to there in the next couple of years.
I'm currently working for a company that specializes in online ad sales, in their development section. We're currently working on v2 of our advertisement management software platform—currently in beta and launching the public release in February 2021.
I try to put the words of Stoics like Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, and Epictetus into practice on a daily basis. I am working towards being able to separate the things I cannot control from the things I can. To not get angry over things beyond my control. Strict towards myself, yet tolerant towards others. Momento mori has had a profound effect on me. I keep the words, "you could leave life right now" as the wallpaper on my iPhone to remind me throughout the day that life is short and we must make the most of it. It also serves as a warning against mindlessly picking up my phone. 🙃
I'm working on a newsletter title Developed in Isolation that chronicles entrance to the programming world and the struggles of learning on your own while living in a country that doesn't have English speakers to get help from. It's a little bit about my history and a little bit about development culture (and just culture in general) here in Japan, where I've lived for over 15 years.