R. W. Blickhan
Professionally, I am an iOS developer at Asana. I have a bachelor's degree in computer science & mathematics from the University of British Columbia, though generally speaking my interests lean towards the humanities (particularly history, cultural anthropology, political science, and economics).
I live in San Francisco with my fiancée Sherry and our small canine companion Rooibos.
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What I'm Working On
A Prince of Foxes
After noodling around with various NaNoWriMo projects during the pandemic, I'm finally tackling a "real" novel that I hope to publish one day, which I'm tentatively calling A Prince of Foxes. It's intended to be sociological epic fantasy in the vein of Game of Thrones or Dune. The first draft of 79,730 words is done! The second draft is currently 5,391 words.
I'm porting my fiancée's EmomTimer Android app to SwiftUI.
What I'm Learning
I'm watching a filmed Columbia course taught by Perry Merhling where he combines the economic and financial views of, well, money and banking.
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You can find out more about how I built a slightly older version of this site in this post and see the full source on Github.
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