Hello there!

Who am I?

I’m James. Sociologist and demographer by trade. I’m currently in the process of completing my Master’s degree. My thesis examines the health and well-being outcomes of caregivers who provide emotional support in high-stress situations. But that’s not all I do!

I like to mess around with microcontrollers, single-board computers, and other electronics. I’m an amateur astronomer (currently using a Celestron AstroMaster 130). I’m interested in homelabbing and self-hosting to better understand system administration. I like to garden, and make pizza by hand. And I write a demography blog about some of the quirkier issues.

My nose is often burried in a book (currently reading the entire Discworld series), and my hands are usually occupied by a Rubik’s Cube or other twisty-puzzle (my best 3x3 time is 29.83 seconds). Frequently I’m doing any of the things listed on this site with my 3-year-old daughter, who always needs to know ‘why?’.

This website is a place for me to share… things. Maybe I’m documenting an electronics project. Maybe I want to share a Python script. Or maybe there’s just a recipe I don’t want to forget.

(General Kenobi!)

What am I up to?

2019 June/July: Right now I’m preparing my thesis defense (!!!).

2019 June 19: Made this website. I’ll have more content soon, I promise.

2019 May 7: Planted high-intensity lettuces.

2019 May 6: Propogated basil plants in water.