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About Me

I'm a software engineer currently based in Japan.

My work experience is quite diverse. Right now, I'm developing full-stack applications using Python, Vue.js, iOS/Swift, and AWS. In the past, I've worked on other kinds of projects such as Windows/Mac desktop apps using wxWidgets/C++, Android/Java mobile apps, embedded Linux apps, and simple web apps using PHP/AngularJS and Ruby on Rails.

When it comes to work, I believe in continuous learning and improvement, keeping it DRY, doing-it-well over doing-it-fast, "leaving the campground cleaner than the way you found it", and using spaces over tabs.

I do a bit of photography, as a way of capturing the interesting or memorable sights and experiences from places I've been to. It's also a great way to motivate myself to get out more often and to get a bit of exercise.

I like to read, and when I'm not glued to a keyboard working on a side project or going on a photowalk, I usually unwind by retreating into a book with a hot cup of tea and a pack of chocolate chip cookies.

I enjoy eating spicy food, sushi, dark chocolate, pineapples, and almost anything that has cheese in it.

Photography

I'm mostly into scenic/landscape photography, but I'm also trying my hand at street photography. Here are some of my favorite shots (each photo links to their respective albums on Flickr). I also randomly post on Instagram.

  • Japan (2018)
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  • Japan (2017)
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  • Hong Kong
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  • Borobodur
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  • Japan (2016)
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  • Japan (2014)
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  • Siem Reap
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  • B/W Challenge
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  • Seoul
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Personal Projects

I code random apps during my spare time mainly to teach myself something new.

  • HowTo
    A list of links to tutorials, templates, FAQs, and other helpful resources
  • TimeTracker
    A collection of Python apps for the workplace
  • Coffee Shop
    A Ruby on Rails web app for managing the operations of a cafe or a restaurant
  • Mobile API Server
    A Ruby on Rails REST API web server for mobile apps