What I’m doing now

This page is inspired by Derek Sivers’ now page suggestion and his Now Now Now movement. The purpose of this page is to share my current focus. If you have your own site, you should make one, too.

Life at the Oxford University Press

Exciting times! The goal at this stage is becoming more familiar with the team I work with, and the products I own.

The Oxford Dictionaries API is one of those. There’s a lot of good stuff you can do with it—from AI, machine learning, NLP (natural language processing) and other next-generation speech and text technologies, to word games and learning applications. Our work has a significant impact on your user experience when you use products from Google, Apple, Amazon, so yeah, great powers, great responsibilities and all that jazz.

By the way, we’re looking for another product manager in my team, so if that’s you, do apply within 31 May 2019!

Personal stuff

  • Frosty is obviously at the centre of my non-work related attention, with all the daddy-to-be things systematically placed in a dedicated Trello board, sprint by sprint across the trimesters. #agilepregnancy rules.
  • Keeping up with Brazilian jiu jitsu and strength & conditioning training is proving to be not so easy now that I’m commuting, but I’m still showing up and doing what I can, considering that I haven’t fully adjusted my routines yet.
  • As I’m not planning to compete in the foreseeable future, I’m trying to gain some mass. I’ve always been a hard-gainer, so now I’m eating around 3k kcal per day / 180-200g protein per day, and will see what happens over the next few months.
  • I’m trying to learn Portuguese.
  • Franz Drinks… I think I’m going to do some housekeeping over the weekend, and perhaps adding some long overdue features.
  • Bass guitars are on a bit of a break, but I’m planning on changing that soon.

What I’m currently enjoying

  • Lots of articles, reports, white papers, books, mainly on product management, linguistics, and parenting. Essentially skilling up for the big news this 2019 is bringing—new job and Frosty.
  • Josh on Netflix. Started watching it right after I Think You Should Leave, which I legitimately consider one of the best shows I’ve ever watched. Been loving Netflix’s comedy catalogue lately.
  • Walking along the Thames river and taking pics like this.

Last updated: 24 May 2019.