About me

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”

-Douglas Adams

By day, I’m a software engineer at a manufacturing company, doing the plumbing and translation that turns what people create in their browser into physical objects. Before working in manufacturing, I built a search engine for the same company.

In general, I would call myself a literate programmer and documentarian.

What you’ll find here

My educational background is pharmacy and economics. As a documentarian, I learn by teaching… usually the student is myself. Many of the posts that you’ll find here are distillations and demonstrations of things that I learned–often by cobbling together many sources on the Internet.

It’s fair to say that many of these posts are notes to my future self. If other people find them interesting or useful, that’s a nice side benefit.


  • Effective communication: code, prose, oral, etc.
  • Search
  • Building effective, scalable technology organizations
  • The brewing and consumption of good beer

Last edited 2014-12-29.