Now

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Last updated: June 2017

Here’s what I’m up to:

  • Living in Bay Area, with wife and two daughters (6,4)

  • Working at Automattic mostly on new core editor for WordPress, and machine learning

  • Working on Twelves photo project

  • Aiming to read 25 books this year, see My Goodreads for latest

  • Continue running more, goal is to run another sub 2-hour half-marathon

  • Studying Spanish using Duolingo, supposedly 20% fluent.

  • Writing at mkaz.blog, more bloggy stuff, leaving this site for just tech

  • Podcasts – I listen to podcasts when running & driving around, my current list

    • Exponent – Ben Thompson and James Allworth discuss tech deeply
    • Freakonomics – Stephen Dubner looks at hidden side of everything
    • Note to Self – Tech show for real people with Manoush Zomorodi
    • Planet Money – NPR show explaining the economy
    • Latino USA – NPR show with Latin focus
    • LensWork – Brooks Jensen longest-running podcast on photography
    • On Taking Pictures – Jeffrey Saddoris and Bill Wadman talk about photography
    • The Candid Frame – Ibarionex Perello interviews photographers

Tools

Hardware and software I use:

  • Computer: My desktop is a Windows 10 tower, the new Linux on Windows subsystem makes it quite usable. My laptop is a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition running Ubuntu GNOME, see my review.

  • Programming: Mostly working in Javascript these days, which let’s just say I really like Golang. Text editing is in Vim and Visual Studio Code.

  • Productivity: I primarily use Microsoft’s OneNote for writing, long term notes, see my article why it kicks ass. I use good old pen & paper for daily lists.

  • Phone: LG G6, a great flagship Android phone and cheaper than Samsungs

  • Digital Camera: Fuji X-Pro2 with their XF 23mm f/2 amazing camera, quality lenses, and weather resistant, read a few tips I wrote on X-Pro2

  • Film Camera: Nikon FM2 but shooting less film after finishing 52 rolls project