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 Toronto. I've been working at home since March 2020 thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the warmer months, I commute by bike a few days a week to Acquia’s downtown Toronto office.

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.