I believe in the power of technology to transform and enhance the human experience. At eight years old I was programming Frogger in BASIC on an Apple IIe and was checking out library books on Fortran by 4th grade. I dropped out of High School at 16 and had my first programming job at 17 with Nationwide Insurance in Columbus, OH.
I joined Microsoft as part of the scrappy team to build the competitor to Google Apps, which became Office365. I also helped ship the first version of Azure and was a pioneer in Microsoft adopting an open source philosophy. I now focus on artificial intelligence and digital identity. I have passions around poetry, robotics, microbiology, philosophy, and coffee.
I use this space to accumulate some thoughts and observations that occur to me.
- How To Use Apple’s TensorFlow Fork and Jupyter with Visual Studio Code on Apple SiliconVisual Studio Code is great for working with TensorFlow and Jupyter. Apple Silicon and Computer ML make a great ML environment. Make them all work together.
- ImaginationA poem about the imagination of children.
- SchizophreniaA poem about dealing with a work friend who has a schizophrenic episode. I learned so much about the disease from him. Ultimately it ended in a paranoia fixation, just as he warned me it would.
- St. Indignatious (to would-be heroes, a warning)A poem about the dangers of “white knighting” or becoming a hero, as it risks you falling in to their pit and disappointing their expectations.
- PlagiarismA poem written about the fun and peril of mentoring younger generations, and how we often pass down wisdom that is not our own.