I’ve made some life updates and am gradually updating my website to reflect them, so please excuse any messiness.

As of January 3, 2021

Writing, deciding what to read, runner’s knee, learning cool things, did a fun hardware project.


  • Deciding which book to read next. There are some serious contenders.
  • I officially have runner’s knee issues, and will be lessening my running for the next while (😓), doing some exercises at home and short runs.
  • Created a tracker for non-work work habits, and learning about machine learning and statistics from my BF. I’m planning to collect 90 days of data about work sessions, and create a machine learning model to see how the different variables correlate with quality of the work time.
  • Made a “task randomizer” (below) during a week off on the Tessel 2 with Johnny Five, and taught my BF some JavaScript.
  • My mom got me a really cool cookbook, The Rise: Black Chefs and the Soul of American Food by Marcus Samuelsson, so looking forward to trying some recipes from that.
  • Slowly but surely working through the Why Not Spanish? Español en Uso online course (they are so good!)
  • Learned about some really, really cool people and research recently – specifically Amy J. Ko, Shriram Krishnamurthi, and the Future of Coding community.
  • Writing and researching my book, also slowly but surely…and something I would do well to switch to now instead of adding to these bullets.
  • Experiencing some anxiety about collecting too many things to do at one time and having unrealistic expectations of myself. This bit me hard at the end of 2019, and I am in a much better position to deal with it now, but still. I guess the answer is to prioritize, but that is easier said than done.