Writing

Breath of the Dragon King

I am so so excited to share that I've got a short story that will be appearing in Fantasy Magazine's October issue! It's my first ever pro sale, and I really couldn't be happier that it found a home over at Fantasy.

Read it here, or read more below for some thoughts that went into the story 🤗

Fantasy Magazine October cover art

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Engineering

The Peach Advocate

A coworker recently gave a talk on Enchanted Objects, a framework for designing objects that blend into an environment while also providing useful information through electrical components or a connection to the internet. Most devices we think of connecting to the internet use screens, but Enchanted Objects tend to be more grounded in familiar objects.

I was super inspired by the talk to build a thing that might fit this framework and this is what I came up with— the Peach Advocate.

Picture of the finished Peach Advocate

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Engineering

Integrating Etsy sale alerts to Discord

I wrote about how Jimmy and I integrated Etsy sale alerts into our Discord server so that all of our friends could give some 🥳 reacts when our friend makes an Etsy sale. Just part of a series of apps built for a highly specific purpose to spark some joy :)

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Engineering

A Birthday Card for Pandemic Times

Let's say you are trying to put together a special birthday for someone, but it's hard because the world is in the middle of a pandemic so you can't gather all of your friends to celebrate a birthday. You can't even pass around a birthday card and have everyone sign it without mailing it to a bunch of places! Here's a wacky solution I came up with back in May and I thought I'd write about it since I do like wacky things.

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Engineering

Software Engineering Daily podcast

I was invited to be on the Software Engineering Daily podcast recently, and the episode went live today! I talk about the infrastructure we set up with our talk radio ingest (similar to the talk I gave at Data Council a year ago) and also the pipeline we set up to ingest local conversation data through Cortico's Local Voices Network. Take a listen!

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