I’m a software engineer at Google living in Seattle with my wife Joanne and our Shiba dog Yuki. At Google I’m on a site reliability engineering team responsible for the internal source control, build, and continuous test systems. These are likely the biggest systems of their kind in the world and provide lots of interesting challenges.

Seattle at night
Seattle at night

When I’m not at work I spend my time reading, watching movies (old ones mostly) and fooling around on my Chromebook Pixel, writing the software behind this website among other things. And I like to take photographs, though it’s been awhile since I’ve done that.

Joanne has devoted a lot of time and energy into helping people escape homelessness, working with many residents of one of the local homeless encampments. She has seemingly boundless reserves of patience and endurance, and a heart as large as the Grand Canyon. She has a number of success stories under her belt, and continues to fight the good fight despite the seemingly endless roadblocks that keep people trapped in their desperate situations.

Joanne and I on a typical Sunday afternoon on our estate
Joanne and I on a typical Sunday afternoon on our estate

When she’s not helping the homeless, and sometimes when she is, Joanne spends her time in the garden. It’s been a long process, but this year we have a pretty outstanding garden and yard. Loads of herbs and vegetables, and flowers everywhere. It’s become a haven for wild bees, hummingbirds, other birds, and even a few dragonflies. Not to mention the unbelievable amount of parsley, basil, cilantro, and mint that we’re harvesting on a regular basis (in July).

The Olympics seen from Elliott Bay
The Olympics seen from Elliott Bay