I finally updated this site towards the beginning of the year after 5 years of letting it languish untended.
Unfortunately, my plans for continued blogging have been back-burnered by The Affliction, projects at work, and other personal projects. I still have a small backlog of old unfinished posts as well as a few new ones that I will post as I am able.
I am currently living in Georgetown, TX outside of Austin with good roommates in a quiet rural area. You can often find me at the Austin LessWrong meetup on Saturdays. It has transitioned to a Jitsi Meet call due to social distancing measures, so you don't even need to be local to join.
I went carnivore in October 2018 as an intervention for chronic health issues. It's been an interesting experience and the best nutrition approach I've yet found for myself. It was a logical next step after restricted AIP wasn't as successful for me anymore.
My staples are grass-fed beef products and pasture-raised eggs. Egg shortages due to the Current Situation and my reluctance to continually troll the grocery stores left me without access to eggs for a full month. Thankfully my long nightmare ended in mid-April and I finally have access to eggs again.
For non-fiction, I am reading I Am Error by Nathan Altice, which is an excellent dive into the history and technical details of the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). There's something about computer technology from the 80s. It's straddling a gap between the magic of completely analog stuff and the commoditized general computing hardware of more recent times. Seeing the incredible tricks used to make the extremely limited hardware capabilities of the NES do what it does is incredibly interesting. Highly recommended.
I am working remotely in the contact center of a major national boating retailer as an Operations Analyst. My work primarily involves reporting automation (mostly Python) and data wrangling, forecasting contact demand, workforce planning, managing the Contact Center Operations team, and IT administration. My major work goal for 2020 is to automate myself out of my position.
I recently completed a major contact center and Workforce Optimization platform migration at the beginning of April. The platform change was a major improvement over our existing software, though it came a few headaches that we've been working through.