Because Unicorns Aren’t Real
I’m The Winged Rhino (@wingedrhino on most social media). I write computer programs for a living, with a focus on backends for web applications and prefer programming in Node.js and Golang. If you’re interested in my services in this area, feel free to drop me a message via the contact page.
I’ve also been through a few different failed startups when I was younger (most were between late 2014 and early 2016) – all of them died very early without a single line of code being written. I hope this website acts as a showcase for endeavors that do make it in the near future.
I enjoy long walks/hikes and travel as often as I can (although at the time you’re reading this, I haven’t been traveling as much as I’d like to), with the eventual intention of making nomadic travel the default behavior while still involved in some activity that lets me earn a comfortable wage. Since I hold a third world citizenship, this is a lot harder than it sounds to my first world peers.
I also engage in mind and body hacking, involving body weight resistance training, ketosis, regular and intermittent fasting, stoicism, meditation and sleep at least 7½ hours every night as often as I can.
My Instagram is full of my cooking photos. Gourmet cooking isn’t really my thing (I find it rather laborious) – so I focus on recipes that I can prepare daily and quickly for personal consumption. As a result, my Instagram tends to focus on my dietary habits at the time the photograph was posted. Since I focus on daily cooking, most of what I make is on a saucepan to optimize for cooking time.
I also make music. I have created nothing noteworthy at the time of writing, but that could change in the near future. While I’m below-mediocre as a guitarist and barely capable as a keyboardist (I use a midi controller to make interesting sounds), I’m a pretty good vocalist. I run a digital audio workstation on Linux.
I enjoy picking up new skills and when I either have the temporal and monetary resources to do so (for leisure skills) or the situation demands it (for professional skills). At the moment, I’m in the process of picking up web development and design – something I never did in my career due to focusing exclusively on backend engineering. I’m also slowly getting my body accustomed to running. While I can barely run 2k now, I intend to push until I can do 5k comfortably. Swimming and driving a car are items in my TODO list.
I hope that much should be enough to give you an idea of who I am and what I do! As of right now, I don’t have too many posts. But every subject discussed in this page should eventually have a post or two! For those wondering, this blog is hosted on WordPress.com (I’m on the business plan), powered by the Notebook theme.