Inspired by Derek Siver’s Now Project, this page simply describes what I’m working on now. If it’s listed here, I’m currently working on it.

  1. Studying at the University of Georgia (graduation in December 2018)
  2. Preparing my return to serious competitive chess after nearly eight years!
  3. Working toward the “1000 pound club,” a goal that requires the sum of my 1-rep squat, deadlift, and bench press maxes to be greater than or equal to 1000 pounds. My peak is ~900 pounds (230 Bench Press, 310 squat, 360 deadlift), but I’m probably closer to 750 lbs now.
  4. Working toward a Wilks Coefficient of 300. The Wilks Coefficient is a measure of strength (as determined by squat, deadlift, and bench press 1RMs) that accounts for sex and body weight to make it possible to compare, say, a 125 lb woman with a 185 lb man. I’ll probably hit this goal around the time I join the 1000 pound club. My peak Wilks score is ~265, but it’s probably closer to 225 now.
  5. Serializing my book, Remain Free, at so anybody can read it for free.
  6. Freelance software development work around building rating and ranking systems
  7.  Hosting the ever-rare episode of Overripe for Disruption

Also, I currently float between Atlanta and Boston.


Software projects

  • A personal contact manager that helps me keep in touch with people better
  • ChessDB, the data-driven chess database I wish I had when I was a very active competitive chess player
  • Completing every problem and implementing every algorithm in Algorithms 4th Edition by Sedgewick and Wayne (and posting it on Github, of course).
  • Completing every problem and implementing every algorithm in The Algorithm Design Manual by Skienna
  • Movie and book recommendations based on your friends and your preferences, perhaps cross-referenced with Netflix/Amazon catalog
  • Automating a few websites I run


Maybe some day

  • Finishing this list (I’ve got a text file called “Stuff I want to do” on my computer, so I’ll need to dig that up).


Last updated April 2018