Dot Plan

In the good ol’ days, most users had a file in their home directory called .plan, the contents of which were remotely downloable via finger. Your “dot plan” was typically a description of what you were currently working on; this is my attempt to recreate that.¹

I’ll be at DEF CON 27 from August 8-11. If you’re in town, let me know!

My professional energies of late are focused on getting Codehof launched. Within a week or two, I hope to have the search engine portion of this available for public consumption; I’ve been indexing the contents of about 20 different Linux distributions, and plan to do a bunch of cool stuff with the data.

Codehof is participating in YCombinator’s Startup School. So far, it’s been a pretty good use of my time; I’ve very much enjoyed chatting with other startup founders whose companies are at a similar stage.

At the end of August, I’ll be running Hood To Coast again. It’s a ~200 mile relay race which starts at the top of Mount Hood (outside Portland, Oregon), and ends in Seaside. It takes about 24 hours, and is run by teams of 12 people. I’ll be running three legs, about 10 kilometers per leg.

I’ve been slowly working my way through Guitar Aerobics. Some of the riffs in this book are seriously hard, especially for someone who’s never played any Jazz or Metal before!

I’ve been using Anki for memorization. The newest cards in my deck cover the periodic table, some anatomy/medical terms, and various alphabets: Hiragana, IPA, Greek, and Cyrillic.

My space program is on hold until the weather cools down a bit. I have all the bits for high-altitude balloon, including an APRS beacon I built out of a PocketBeagle, and Android-based software I wrote which downloads weather data from NOAA and predicts the balloon’s track. I’m aiming for a launch in early October, after Alethea & I get back from Wasteland Weekend.

All that being said, I’m also on the lookout for consulting opportunities. If you’re working on something cool and need help, let’s chat!


¹ “Dot plan” has very similar goals to Derek Sivers’ now page movement.