What I’m Up to Now

The following is true as of May 2022.

I moved to Toronto in November of 2015, and started working for Acquia as a support engineer, and as of November 2019, a senior support engineer, and as of July 2021, a lead support engineer. (No, not the metal.) I work with the U.S. east coast team, which is located in Boston, MA, collaborating with them from downtown Toronto. I've been working at home since March 2020 thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the warmer months…well, I used to have an office to commute to by bike, but now I work from home.

After two years of trying to stay active but not participating in any races, I'm back in the saddle.

Social media I keep updated:

I spend my free time doing things that the GPS in my iPhone enables, like playing Ingress and visiting microconfluences. I play as many location-based games as I can. The current regulars are:

  • Foursquare's Swarm
  • Olixsoft's Fog of World
  • Strava (that's a game, right?)
  • Niantic's Ingress (I'm formerly a heavy user, now a light user)

My latest programming project is a self-hosted tool that turns your a Slack channel into a Twitter client. I constantly look for ways to smash together public APIs, especially if there’s a geographic component.

As of September 2017, I have been a director for the Icelandic Canadian Club of Toronto, and since October of 2018 I've served as the secretary. I help out with the Instagram account, the ICCT Twitter account and the Facebook page, and provide what insight I can to the board. I also help out with Nordic Nights, a film As of November 2019, I have been a board member of the Garment District Neighbourhood Association and I maintain the online properties (Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, as well as manage our back-end tools).

I've been coping relatively well with the pandemic. I have a page of posts related to just that on my blog, sorted in forward-chronological order.

Some sub-sites I maintain:

I'm not a photographer, and I don't sail or play a musical instrument or do anything interesting like that.

I still think the scene in Spaceballs where they watch themselves in the movie ("We’re at now now!”) is hilarious.