About

I make it easier for people to do stuff, usually with code and English. Currently, I'm making it easier for you to read eBooks on your Kindle at Amazon. I have very strong feelings about strong feelings about Chipotle, cocktails, Miles Davis, and Murakami.

I'm currently based in beautiful Seattle! Before that I was in Williamsburg, Virginia where I received a dual degree in Computer Science and Marketing from the College of William & Mary. The last country I visited was Thailand; I need to travel more, and I could always use ideas.

Current musical obsessions include MFDOOM and Ella Fitzgerald. Eternal obsessions include Paul Simon and Miles Davis. I spend entirely too much time on Hype Machine.

Projects

I'm making it easier for people to drink great cocktails with Barback and to read great movie scripts, as well as a slew of other open source stuff.

Posts about data

  1. Do Champions Need Veterans? — September 18, 2014
  2. Better Beer Snobbery Through Data — May 17, 2014
  3. All that glitters: who's giving out Reddit Gold? — May 08, 2014
  4. Analyzing the price of Legos with Python — April 10, 2014
  5. Graphing NBA conference rankings over time. — March 23, 2014
  6. Trends in AV Club reviews — March 03, 2014
  7. Mining Twitter to discover how bad I am at Threes — February 23, 2014
  8. No, movies haven't gotten (much) longer — February 13, 2014
  9. Pop Songs — February 08, 2014
  10. Prices of App Store successes — January 25, 2014
  11. Graphing the Sentences of your Favorite Authors — January 19, 2014
  12. Visualizing NFL Point Differentials — January 13, 2014
  13. Visualizing Seattle's 911 calls — December 28, 2013
  14. Analysing Pitchfork using Pandas — December 24, 2013
  15. The state of tech recruiting in 2013 — November 15, 2013
  16. How Big Tech uses GitHub — November 07, 2013
  17. Hey, let's crawl Svbtle! — June 06, 2013

Posts about iOS development

  1. Automating App Store screenshots — December 09, 2014
  2. Markdown in Swift — November 30, 2014
  3. Simple Empty States for UITableViews — October 21, 2014
  4. All new App Store apps with embedded frameworks are broken — October 03, 2014
  5. Porting Barback to Swift — September 22, 2014
  6. Newfangled Title Text Attributes — July 21, 2014
  7. Singletons in Swift — July 05, 2014
  8. Swift is like Frasier — June 30, 2014

Posts about making things

  1. Barback v2.3 — December 05, 2014
  2. Barback v2.2 — November 05, 2014
  3. App Smells: Coach Marks and Onboarding — November 02, 2014
  4. How to make $10 on the App Store — April 21, 2014
  5. How to make $800/mo with three lines of code — December 12, 2013

Posts about personal jank

  1. Everything new is old again — September 10, 2014
  2. 21 — August 31, 2014
  3. Three stages of consumption — August 06, 2014
  4. My Favorite Robots — June 11, 2014
  5. Old Books in New Places — February 09, 2014
  6. 2013 in review — December 31, 2013
  7. 2003 and things — October 28, 2013
  8. A mindset of abundance — October 11, 2013
  9. The John Byrd EP — January 10, 2013

Posts about programming

  1. Ten Lines of Code — October 01, 2014
  2. IDK — August 14, 2014
  3. Making Caves with Cellular Automata — March 17, 2014
  4. Depth and Whitespace — October 20, 2013

Posts about python

  1. Crawling Tumblr with multiprocessing — December 20, 2014
  2. Using webassets with Pelican — October 09, 2014
  3. Python Inline Shenanigans — July 10, 2014
  4. Basic Linear Regressions in Python — March 11, 2014
  5. How to send emails through Python and GMail — December 29, 2013
  6. The best weapon for Pythonic slackers — December 20, 2013
  7. A gentle introduction to itertools — November 29, 2013

Posts about web development

  1. Everything you need to know about :nth-child — January 27, 2014
  2. PSA: you should be using console.table() — March 30, 2013

Hi/Bye

I'd always love to chat.