I was born in San Francisco, California.
I grew up in Marin County.
I lived in Oakland for a brief period.
I lived and worked in San Francisco until 2012.
I now live and work in the Sacramento region.
My start in development can be traced back all the way to grade school. I was a video game obsessed kid who sought a way to express creativity through software development. Once I got the hang of it, I realized I had found something that was ultimately more important and fulfilling than video games could ever be.
I prefer small circles of strong relationships.
I dislike fickle interactions.
I find small talk to be boring.
I'm generally very direct.
My Myers-Briggs personality type is INTJ.
Occupation and Work Principles
I am a software developer specializing in blockchain technology, mobile applications, and web applications.
My career was born out of a hobby. It is what I enjoy doing.
If I was to win the lottery today, I would start 10 new companies tomorrow.
I have no intention of ever retiring.
Interests: Computers and Technology
I got my start in computers when a relative donated a used Apple IIe to our family.
In fourth grade, I helped assemble our classroom's first computer, and I helped my teacher and classmates learn how to use it.
At age 13 I began programming videogames using ZZT.
At age 14 I built my first website in pure HTML and set up my first Linux web server.
At age 16 I completed my first full computer program using Pascal.
Also at age 16, I started my first business doing computer consultation.
My hobby naturally progressed to a career in software development.
I've also experimented with augmented reality, drones, and IoT.
Interests: Economics and Politics
I started investing in 2008 right before the crash and begun studying economics immediately after the crash.
I listening to countless hours of economic podcasts, including many by Peter Schiff.
I quickly came to the realization that everything I had been taught about economics made absolutely no sense at all.
I believe that Austrian economics are imperfect, but still the best long-term strategy.
I believe that Keynesian economics are unjust and non-sensical.
I started listening to Ron Paul and shortly after became a Libertarian.
I believe that many of the Libertarian ideals are imperfect, but that it is the most fair and just system that works with the realities of human nature.
I keep an open mind to alternative ways of thinking because I believe that what worked in the past may not always work in the future.
I do not have a solution for the impending automation crisis, nor do I believe that any current economic model will lead to a painless transition.
Interests: Health, Fitness, and Environment
I've been health conscientious most of my life, but much more so in the past few years.
I've eliminated 99% of conventional processed foods from my diet.
I stick primarily to local, biodynamic, organic, and pesticide-free foods.
I personally research all farms from where meat is purchased from.
I am an avid fan of Tony Horton's workouts.
I've been using P90X3 and 22 Minute Hard Corps for years.
I attempt to do some form of exercise every single day.
You cannot live a healthy life in an unhealthy environment.
I vote in favor of environmental conservation whenever it makes sense.
I write letters and e-mails to corporations.
I donate to environmentally friendly related charities.
Principles and Philosophies
I would describe myself as a lifelong learner.
I believe very strongly in education, regardless of where it comes from.
I believe our current education system is archaic and broken.
Self-motivation is the key to learning anything.
The Internet has made an endless supply of information available to everyone.
Those who are unwilling to take advantage of this are quickly making themselves obsolete.
I believe only in creating mutually beneficial relationships.
If a relationship is detrimental for one of the parties then it must end.
I believe very strongly in being honest and forthcoming.
I will give honest opinions to benefit the situation even if it is not what the other party wants to hear.
In several cases, this has included my talking someone out of a bad idea where I would have benefited.