People often ask what I've been up to...

This is what I'm doing now:

(This is a Now page, and if you have your own site, you should make one, too!)

  • Fall is upon us, and Amsterdam is getting cooler. The leaves are changing and the days are swiftly getting shorter.

  • 655 days sober (from alcohol) as I write this. At the 2 year mark I’m just going to stop updating this.

  • I was recently promoted to lead Technical Operations for Europe, the Middle East and Africa here at Netflix.

    • It’s been a really wonderful challenge so far. The shift in thinking has been valuable.

  • Currently reading:

    • Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan (60% through book 10)

      • These books are so dense that they’re soooo slow. My goal is to finish the series by February 1, 2020

    • Principles by Ray Dalio

      • 2nd read-through. Excellent book on self and people management. Also basically created the Netflix culture 20 years before Netflix existed.

    • The Guide to the Good Life by William B. Irvine

      • Stoic meditations on everyday life. I find it eye opening and I can listen to a few pages on my walk in to work in the morning.

  • Current Exercise Routine:

    • When Not Traveling:

      • Gym 3 days per week, supplemental yoga and running

        • minimalistically training for a 10k, but I’m doing something bold and training cardiovascular endurance and frame strength separate, with maintenance runs so I know I’m not wasting energy.

      • When Traveling:

        • HA.

  • Current Diet:

    • “Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly Vegetables” - Michael Pollan

      • I am using MyFitnessPal to monitor calorie intake and macros for the time being.

      • 40% Protein, 40% Fat, 20% Carbohydrates

    • Intermittent Fasting as I can fit it in.

      • Effective caloric restriction, with the added benefits of lower blood pressure, heart rate, and it helps to repair my relationship with food.

      • I’ve been traveling a lot, which makes it easy to eat either nothing or way too much.

  • Currently learning:

    • Passive

      • J’apprendre le Français… à nouveau

    • Skill-Based

      • Guitar

        • Practicing intermittently.

    • Active/Overtly Physical

      • Considering a handstand challenge with my friend Lauren.

  • Side Projects:

    • NaNoWriMo is upon us. I’m considering doing it again with my superhero novel. My potential hesitation is that the genre seems overdone right now. The theme of the “dark side of superpowers” seems like it might be over, so I’m asking myself the following questions:

      • How can I make it work?

      • Which niche audience still has an appetite for this type of work?

  • Recent Travel (since last update):

    • Lisbon, Portugal

    • Stockholm, Sweden

    Upcoming Travel:

    • Bran, Romania Oct 31-Nov 3 (tentative)

    • Milan/Venice, Italy - Oct 31-Nov 3 (tentative)

    • Madrid, Spain - Nov 4-7

Updated Friday, October 18 2019