Joshua Wood

What I'm doing now

Work projects

I work on Honeybadger for about six hours a day. We’re currently trying out 6-week product development cycles, inspired by Shaping Up.

Working on this website

I’m not happy with the notes section in particular. It’s unfinished. And I’m still not sold on Roam as a permanent backend.

Home tech projects

My Synology DS1517+ five-bay NAS died (hardware failure), so I just ordered a new one. I went with the DS1821+, from Newegg. I’ll be setting that up once it gets here. I thought about building a FreeNAS for a minute, but my drives are already formatted with DSM’s proprietary RAID format, and DSM is turnkey.

Reading

I’ve read a lot of history and political science books over the past few years. I have a lot more of those on my list, but atm I’m taking a a break. I’m currently reading:

  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • The Music Lesson by Victor L. Wooten
  • Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament by Kay Redfield Jamison

I’m on Goodreads if you want to be book friends.

Fitness

I have a daily 25-minute cardio goal. I usually ride my stationary bike in the mornings after coffee; if it’s nice outside, I may walk instead. I also lift weights 4 days/week in my garage gym, usually for 1-2 hours. I don’t currently have any weight lifting goals, besides not injuring myself.

Music

Bass

I’ve been learning electric bass since the fall of 2020. I try to practice at least a few minutes daily. I’m still figuring out posture stuff—I tend to get a lot of hand and wrist pain. Computer work, gaming, and weight lifting probably doesn’t help the situation.

Piano

I’m working on my Hanon piano exercises book, and playing for fun. I try to play a little in the mornings after getting my kids their breakfast. They also like to jam with me.

Photography

I practice photography whenever and wherever I can. You can find me at wood.photo and glass.photo/wood (and probably Instagram).

Family

Hanging out with my family is the best thing lately. Everyone is growing together. We go to the zoo a lot.

Thanks

This page was inspired by Derek Sivers. Thanks Derek.