Now

This is my now page. It was last updated on 23 August 2020.

Where

I live in Gainesville, Florida.

Work

I am an Assistant Scientist in the North American ALMA Science Center at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. My main role is supporting the user community of the ALMA (sub)millimeter telescope, located on the Atacama Plateau of Northern Chile.

Research

My current research focus is on completing a survey of cold gas in nearby galaxies. I have finished the data reduction and am conducting statistical analysis and interpretation.

I recently released a program for computing correlation coefficients with uncertainties.

Not Work

Adventures

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, my away-from-home adventuring is on hiatus. To compensate, I am spending more time exploring Gainesville and Northern Florida, using my fleet.

Projects

I am slowly teaching myself Racket by inventing and implementing small projects. A few of the projects are on github.

I am a photographer (shooting digital and 35mm B&W film), and making an effort to do more physical display of the photos.

Tools

I try to be thoughtful about the tools I use. Good tools can help make hard tasks easier or impossible tasks possible. Listed below are some that I use and find helpful.

Movement: see Fleet.

Writing with: TWSBI Eco (fine), Rotring 600 (0.7mm), Blackwing 602.
Writing on: Rhodia N. 18 Staplebound A4 (dot grid), Leuchtturm 1917 A5 (dot grid and plain page), Field notes (graph), Crane notecards.

Time-keeping: Suunto 9 Baro (black), Kent Wang Bauhaus.

Listening: Shure SE215, B&O H6, Cayin N3.

Multi-purpose: Victorinox Spartan, Leatherman StylePS1.

Computing: 2020 MacBook Pro 13" (MacOS) for work, Lenovo Thinkpad x250 (Linux) for everything else.

Phone: iPhone SE First Gen2.

Carrying things: Popov card wallet, REI Flash 18, Patagonia black hole duffels.


  1. Mainly for the bygone days when I would set foot on airplanes.↩︎

  2. Small phones are king. And long-term OS updates essential.↩︎