About Me, A to Z

a.

Angus.

That's my name.

b.

Burger.

I wasn't named after a burger but I've been called Angus Burger. Also the theme I created for the last version of this site was called Burger Factory.

c.

Count Your Money.

Sound financial advice, and an app to help you keep your countings nice and tidy.

d.

Do...

... I really have to go through the whole alphabet? This seemed like a great idea when I started but now I'm not so sure.

e.

Enreprenuer'ing.

I've started and sold a number of companies. I really love creating things, and the whole companies thing is really just the result of that. I don't think of myself as an E-word.

f.

Free.

Is there a good way to make software free? Maybe just for those who can't afford it. Grapefruit is a one-time up-front cost. Count Your Money is an optional paid upgrade for extra features. Neither option is ideal.

g.

Grapefruit.

A customizable, privacy-first Mental Health app for journalling, tracking your moods, and whatever else you can think of doing with it. I've used the system I built into Grapefruit for over 10 years now to keep myself on the level and it's been an invaluable tool.

h.

Hello.

How are you today?

i.

I...

...am tired of writing this list already but the thing about creating stuff is that if you don't push through when you lose steam then you'll never get anything done.

j.

Just.

A word I tend to abuse/overuse in my first draft of anything. It's just so easy throw in anywhere.

k.

Ketchup.

What I wish there was an emoji of so I could use it as the subject title or calendar invite whenever I haven't spoken to someone in a while.

l.

Luftangus.

A (terrible) attempt at a travel blog, well over 10 years ago, when I thought travel was 'fun' and 'exciting' and the answer to everything. After 3 years I came to the conclusion that travel is rarely about the places you go. It's about the people you visit, or share your travels with, that make or break an experience.

m.

Management.

I think people management is a really difficult skill, and a highly under-rated one when it comes to general job satisfaction. The first time I managed people I was absolutely terrible at it. A lot of hard lessons learned, and it's opened my eyes to a whole new world.

n.

Now.

Here's what I'm doing now.

o.

Or.

The longest word starting with O that I could think of.

p.

Programming.

I've been writing code in one form or another since the mid-90s. But I've always spread my time amoung all the skills required to make software, so have never really considered myself that. Labels are useful I admit, but this one just doesn't fit.

q.

Q...uuuhhh.

I'm not great at word games.

r.

Running...

...out of interesting things to put on this list.

s.

Sugna.

That's my name backwords.

t.

Trucks.

That's my name.

u.

Unsplash.

My hands are in some early photos on Unsplash, which got used everywhere. If you've used the Internet, you've seen my hands. I was one of the founders of Unsplash, but I can't take too much credit for the incredible accomplishments there!

v.

Video Games.

A creative medium I've always wanted to dedicate some time to. The variety of skills required to make a full game (art, music, writing, code, etc) is really interesting.

w.

Woodman.

That's my sirname, yes sir.

x.

UX.

A better user experience beats a little extra profit in the long-run.

y.

You.

How are you? How can I help you?

z.

Zzzzzz.

It's time to put this page to bed.

Shout-out to the alphabet for its variety.