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What I'm Doing Now

This is my /now page, last updated .

Note: More detailed information about all of my various projects can be found on my projects page.

Family

My wife Michelle and I got married in 2015 and welcomed our first child, William (Liam), in May 2018. We moved from Chicago to Oak Park in 2016 where we live with our dog Carl and cat Halle.

Work

I have been self-employed since 2006, mostly doing technology-related consulting and freelance software development. In 2012, I launched the Pushover notification service with iPhone/iPad and Android apps which has been quite successful and consuming most of my time in recent years.

I also develop a free, open source web browser for iOS called Endless Browser that has a focus on security and privacy. The Onion Browser for Tor was rewritten in 2018 and based on my Endless code, and a few companies have purchased commercial licenses to use the code for their own iOS apps.

Nerd

I am still an active OpenBSD developer (since 2001) and have been focused on writing kernel hardware drivers while I get OpenBSD working on newer laptops that have unsupported hardware. In recent years I've attended OpenBSD hackathons in Toronto, Calgary, and Cambridge, UK which have been really fun.

These days I'm primarily using OpenBSD on a Huawei Matebook X laptop because the hardware is nice and light, and everything I need works in OpenBSD very well.

I started the Chicago Area BSD Users Group in 2016 we usually meet up every month for pizza. It's been nice to chat with local BSD users and to get out of the house.