about me

I’m just your typical preterite* immigrant combat veteran with a literature degree.

I live in Portland, Oregon with my lovely wife Bev.

I work for a local platform-as-a-service startup called AppFog. I write about technology and other things on my blog and occasionally contribute to the Atlantic Monthly’s Technology Channel.

I ride my bicycle to work. In my free time I read a lot and climb rocks whenever I can.

* In Pynchon’s religious sense, not the grammatical one.


  • Seoul, S. Korea


  • United States of America


  • BA in Comp Lit, University of Washington
  • School of Infantry, USMC


  • Support "Engineer" (present)
  • Government Mook
  • Rifleman


  • Squamish, BC
  • Fontainebleau, France
  • Yosemite, CA
  • Bishop, CA
  • Smith Rock, OR
  • Hueco Tanks, TX
  • Horse Pens 40, AL
  • Koh Tao, Thailand

things I used to build this site