What I’m working on now

Last updated: December 26, 2016.

I spend most days working at Bose, as an Applied Research Engineer for the Automotive Systems Division. I work on projects I can’t write about here, except to say that I get to spend my days listening to music with the goal of making it sound better.

This past year my wife and I have moved rapidly toward adulthood: I spent most of my time working on an old house we bought, and we’re preparing for a new arrival in our family in early 2017. We’re trying not to neglect our dogs with these changes.

I’m about to release new music with my band, Sleep Studies; our second album is mastered and waiting for a name. I also try to create at least two new drum patterns each week, to both force me to practice and to learn more about the nuances of Ableton Live.

I try to read one book each month. It’s not an overly ambitious goal, but reading is a priority for me, and I need to restart the habit. I’m also journaling two or three times a week.

I try to spend a few minutes each day honing my coding skills. Last year I shipped a very basic weather app, Snow Day, and I’m in the process of adding a python-based server component to it. I’m also trying to learn more about Core Audio, with the goal of releasing an AudioUnit plugin this year.

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