2021. Slowly. But surely.

December 31, 2021 •

So another year has come to an end. I say it every time, but damn, that was fast! 🤣

2021 was a very interesting year. In stark contrast to 2020, we pretty much knew what to expect at this point, and so while we were all still bogged down for most of the year, at least had a lot more knowledge on how to be careful at this point.

I returned back to Japan in January 2021, and after spending 2020 in Perth, Tokyo was an insanely different beast in 2021.

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35!

November 22, 2021 •

While last year felt like it was dragging on, this one felt like it went by in a flash! Blimey!

35. What a milestone! I can definitely no longer say I’m in my early thirties. I’m still trying to process it haha.

I had a very quiet 35th birthday. I talked to my family on voice chat, and had dinner with some Tokyo friends in the evening. All in all, it was a very lovely day.

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iComics Developer Update (August 2021)

August 14, 2021 •

Hey everyone! I hope you’ve been well and staying safe!

In case you missed it, today is Free Comic Book Day! Yayyy! As has been tradition for a while, iComics is free for today. If you’ve been on the fence about it for a while, go grab it now! Don’t feel bad for getting it for free, but if you end up liking it, please give it a review on the App Store!

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YouTube Music macOS App

April 29, 2021 •

I hope everyone’s been staying safe and having a relatively uneventful 2021 so far. I’ll do a proper status update at some point, but so far, on my end, things are good.

I thought I’d share a cool little project I’ve been working. It’s sort of a precursor to iComics 2; an excuse to do some R&D on an existing project that I can then re-use later.

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2020. What the hell was that.

December 31, 2020 •

So. 2020 is over. That uh…. that could have gone better.

I honestly have no idea what to say about this year. It sucked. It sucked for me personally on a huge number of levels, and I don’t think many others would say anything different.

I went into 2020 with a huge amount of excitement. After 5 months of interviews in 2019, I had received hiring approval for an engineering role at Google Tokyo. In preparation, in order to detach from my time at Mercari, I decided to resign at the end of the year to take a bit of a sabbatical where I could relax and catch up on my side projects.

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34.

November 25, 2020 •

For a year that felt like time was dragging on forever, this certainly arrived a lot more quickly than I thought. I turned 34. Crazy. XD

Like I joked with a lot of my buddies on the day, I feel like I want a do-over for being 33. I want my money back. XD

All jokes aside, this year was an absolutely surreal event. If I told myself this time last year what would be happening now, I absolutely would not have believed it.

At this point, everything I had planned back in January 2020 has fallen through. I left Tokyo and got stuck out of Japan, Google Tokyo rescinded my job offer, and in the chaos, all my side project plans fell to the wayside while I had to figure out what I was going to do for 2021.

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