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.

Back at working from home.

Oxford University Press is an office-based but remote-friendly company, so since I’ve been working with them I’ve always been able to take the odd WFH day. With the COVID-19 emergency we’ve obviously been recommended that we work from home everyday until further advised.

We’ve just shipped Oxford Dictionaries API v2.3!

OD API v2.3 brings three bilingual datasets to your products: the Oxford Russian Dictionary, the Oxford Arabic Dictionary, and our recently developed English-Marathi dictionary.

It also has a new endpoint—the Inflections endpoint, which lets you retrieve inflected forms for any dictionary headword—and features a much more robust output from the Translations endpoint.

Find our documentation here!

Home-based activities

There are a lot of things I’m doing at home after work, so I’m never bored. We might stay at home for a few weeks/months, so it’s important that we keep ourselves busy.

I’ll blog about what I’m doing very soon.

Working out

The whole coronavirus situation has had a noticeable impact on how much I work out. I was already not going to jiu jitsu (been quite hard so far between commuting and being a new dad), and now that I have to stay home and I don’t have a home gym, I’m figuring out how I’ll have to exercise over the next few weeks.

You really can do a lot at home, and when you have a carpeted floor it’s even better.

All you need is a barbell, two dumbbells, a few plates, a couple of kettlebells and resistance bands. But there’s a lot of stuff you can do with no equipment at all.

I’m not going to recommend any YouTube channel, but if you search for “home workout” you’ll have enough to do for a couple of lifetimes.

Vinnie

She’s amazing. She’s 4 and a half months old now, and she’s so engaging. She smiles, grabs everything (my beard included, ouch!), and is a pretty powerful cooing machine—she communicates with a wide variety of sounds, and it’s so fascinating to observe.

Schitt’s Creek

This is what Stef and I are watching on Netflix these days—no binging, just 2-3 eps at a time. It’s so good. It’s a Canadian sitcom following the trials and tribulation of a formerly wealthy family who, after being defrauded by their business manager, has been forced to relocate to a small, rural town, purchased years back as a joke, which now is their only remaining asset.


Last updated: 18 March 2020.