Now

(Inspired by a coworker to create a Now page, distinct from an About page. Not a bad idea.)

I'm currently living in central Connecticut. Been here since... hell, either 2015 or 2016.

It's getting hazy.

I'd like to move again. Where? Well, that's the question.

By day, I'm a software developer for Infinity Interactive, working remotely on various projects and technologies. And since I crave learning new things, it's a great fit. They're a talented group of developers and consultants who know tech inside and out! What problems can they solve for you? (Seriously, that's not just an ad -- I love 'em. 😎🍺)

Personal Focus

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Lately I've been giving more attention to the world of information security, and an ever-so-light dusting of digital electronics.

As always with me, I end up taking an interest in everything, so my attention has been split between various areas in the field.

I find my interests often leaning towards OSINT, reverse engineering, digital forensics, and pentesting, though. I take full advantage of various CTFs (including live competitions), and educational hands-on sites.

I've been trying to get back into game streaming on a regular basis, but my home life makes that difficult. I'd love to get back into podcasting again, too, but that's not something I'm interested in doing solo, and I don't really know anyone else who'd be interested.

Work Focus

2020-12-23: Just getting off a C#/.NET project. It afforded me the opportunity to learn a whole bunch of new libraries and techniques, despite having enjoyed C# in the past on a couple projects. And this was the first time, I think, that I've had to work directly with a client's own in-house development team to get pull requests reviewed. (And it went great?!)

This has been a fun, challenging couple months, but a new project has me moving back to the front-end again (mostly). This time working with React and MongoDB. This will be my first time with Mongo, but so far it looks quite engaging! Looking forward to learning more about the project.

Gaming

Despite all the problems with Cyberpunk 2077, I've been enjoying it quite a bit on the PC. Often the bugs would be, at most, wild, fun amusements. Like wacky physics bugs, or scripted animations going wrong. But once in a while an error would muck things up so badly it would require me to jump back to an earlier save file. This wasn't often enough to discourage me from playing, though. The game is just so huge and ambitious with advanced systems layered on top of each other. It's out of control; no wonder it's just wall to wall bugs.

The main story is quite good, though. And the "side jobs" often contain just as interesting, shorter stories. I've put in almost 90 hours (!) so far. A bit of that was grinding and screwing around. But most of it was side jobs and gigs. Almost ready to finish the main quest now. Definitely gotten my money's worth. 😏


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Not much to be proud of here yet, but I'm workin' on it. 😅

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