Newest article: “I Can Drive I-5,” posted August 6, 2023.
At the risk of sounding like a bad urbanist, I’ve made it a priority this year to start driving a car again. I grew up in the suburbs, where driving is an absolute necessity. When I received my driver’s license about 25 years ago, I became the de facto chauffeur… (read more)
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In my spare time, I visualize the results of elections in King County, Washington, including the city of Seattle. These maps have been featured in articles on The Urbanist and Capitol Hill Seattle, and have tens of thousands of views on Twitter. All of my visualizations are on my Tableau Public profile.
I’m passionate about making Seattle, my home since 2006, accessible and livable for everyone. I am a supporter of The Urbanist, both financially and with my election visuals. I have also dedicated money to the construction and upkeep of affordable housing through two local organizations, Bellwether Housing and Forterra’s Strong Communities Fund I.
For information about my work history, see my resume.
In 2020, as the COVID-19 epidemic forced companies to rethink their office strategy, I wrote Work From Home Forever, a list of companies that permit at least employees to WFH in perpetuity. I welcome additions and corrections on its Github repository.
In 2001 I wrote Livestat, a Perl system for tracking statistics for quiz bowl games. Livestat is available freely and has been used to track many events years after I finished work on the most recent version.