This is my Now page. There are many others out there, but this one is mine.
This page was last updated on January 27th, 2023.
What’s up, Cosper?
I have lived in Bakersfield, CA with my wife Sarah since July of 2012.
There’s no one who I’d rather spend this strange, entirely too brief existence with. ❤️
Even though the air here is shitty, and the temperatures in the San Joaquin Valley are utterly brutal during the summer — and way colder than I’d like during the winter — it’s still a very nice life.
Sarah and I have three dogs, Gomez, Panchito, and Pepita. Gomez and Pepita are Chihuahuas, while Panchito is a Chiggy, which is half Italian Greyhound and half Chihuahua.
Gomez and Panchito are two lil scamps that pee in the house way more than I’m comfortable with. Still, despite that, we love them both very much.
Pepita is the very adorable and energetic new kid in town. A friend’s parents found her wandering through a trailer park in February of 2022. Being chihuahua people, we took her in “temporarily” because they couldn’t keep her and, well, she lives here now. 😅
I know this is going to elicit some massive eye rolls, but I don’t feel that my worth as a person is defined entirely by my capitalist contributions.
Nevertheless, I keep a roof over our head (and food on the table) by working at DreamHost as their WordPress Product Advocate.
I also donate my time to the following extracurriculars in and around the WordPress project:
- WPwatercooler Podcast
- Dev Branch Podcast
- WordPress Photos Team
- WordPress Hosting Team
- WordPress Performance Team
- WordPress Training Team
What’s new on the music front? Well…
Outside of listening to our local indie radio station KSVG, I’ve had SUSS’s self-titled ambient country album on repeat.
I attempt to keep an up-to-date list of the podcasts I’m enjoying here. No need to rehash all of that on this page, right?
Because Sarah watches a lot of horror movies, I end up watching a lot of horror movies. Also, TCM is constantly on in the background here. TBH, it’s pretty comforting.
I do my best to jot down what I’ve been watching WRT films over on Letterboxd, but sometimes I’m not that great at it.
On the TV front, I’ve enjoyed the few episodes of The Peripheral that I’ve been able to watch. Still have to make time to finish the rest of the season tho.
I’m also really excited to watch Rian Johnson and Natasha Lyonne’s Poker Face, even if it is on Peacock.
I read books. Honest.
Well, okay. I listen to a lot of books as audiobooks. Mainly, because it allows me to multitask. But I’ve been told that’s still technically reading. Hope that’s not bullshit. 😬😅
If you agree that audiobooks can be considered reading, I’m having Matt Godfrey read me Tim Hwang’s Subprime Attention Crisis. Before that, I did a speedrun through Becky Chambers Monk and Robot series.
As for reading reading, I’ve started working my way through The Mountain in the Sea by Ray Nayler. It’s just one of those futuristic hyperintelligent octopus novels that are so incredibly commonplace nowadays. 😉
I’ve been making an attempt to track what I’ve been reading over on BookWyrm, a federated Goodreads alternative.