Bzo Dev Log #2
Road trips, x86, and Lisp
It’s been a while since the last one of these. I should probably update everyone on what’s going on.
For one, there have been a few distractions over the past few months. I spent almost all of May driving around the country with my friend Alexander to raise funds for our ambitious tech project, of which Bzo is a small but important part.
We talked to some interesting people, snapped some pretty pictures, drove a few thousand miles, and came home with a whopping $0 in investments. Oh well.
I started the trip a bit skeptical of investors as a wise source of funding (I have a lot of issues with the modern tech industry, and many of these problems seem downstream of funding sources). Alex started the trip with stars in his eyes convinced we could waltz into Austin and talk our way into a meeting with Elon Musk.
We both seem to mostly agree on this now. I’ll let you guess who changed their mind.
I’ve spent most of the past couple years working part-time jobs just enough to pay my bills and spend the rest of my time coding, reading, and planning stuff. In all honesty I could probably afford to code more and plan less.
I’ve also made a few attempts to build various projects like crypto trading bots and other things to try to get some side income that really didn’t pan out as planned.
My most recent gig has been running deliveries for a restaurant. I came back from my road trip just to realize just how badly inflation had diminished my tip-based income in a mere month, and to see rising gas prices erase most of what was left.
Tip your delivery drivers as well as you can, as I can tell you from experience they probably struggle to break even right now.
I got fed up with that, and am now back with my parents for a couple months while I save up some money to move down to Austin. If anyone wants to hire a 24-year-old guy who’s been programming in C for half his life, hit me up. Otherwise, I’m looking to leverage my knowledge of theoretical neuroscience, low-level programming, and data visualization to aim for a job at Neuralink. Wish me luck.
I’ll probably write a few neuroscience-focused articles in the near future.
I do have some other projects I want to get out in the near future. I’ve spent most of the past 12 years jumping between ambitious projects that take too long to finish and tiny projects I can finish in a day or two. The lack of substantial “shipped” projects definitely doesn’t help my resume, so I need to fix that over the next couple months. I might drop a couple announcements on this blog when I have stuff to release.
Back to Bzo
Okay, enough with life stuff. Let’s talk technical changes.