Who is this guy?
Or, if the weather isn’t being cooperative, you may find me trying new IPAs at a local brewery, catching up on the latest Netflix/Amazon/HBO series, jamming in my basement on my guitar or bass, or getting lost in a good video game.
That’s me and my dog Wookie in Brooklyn, ca. 2015. She passed away last year at the ripe age of 17, but lives on in memory.
What’s with all the Iceland videos?
I recently went on an epic road-trip vacation in Iceland and took a ton of photos and slow-motion videos with my iPhone that I haven’t had a use for yet.
I also was interested in building a custom Gutenberg block for fun, to get more familiar with the API and best practices. So I decided to build a block that could use some of those videos as content. The YouTube Background Video block was born, and formed the basis for this entire site.
As an ex-New Yorker, I get asked all the time, why did you willingly abscond from the greatest city on Earth to the middle of flyover country?
The short version: I got burnt out on the struggles of city life.
The long version: joining a fully-distributed company gave me the rare opportunity to choose my location, independent of my livelihood. In 2016 my wife and I took a chance on a place we had loved visiting in the past, and we haven’t looked back.