Toby Fox

making things and doing things



This is my now page.

In 2019 I left too-long in Brooklyn for a nomadic amble through only Iceland and Seattle before landing in Oakland, CA for a sunny pandemic. Now I'm in London.

I've been working on an interactive and encyclopedic travelogue of a series of fictional societies; it's also kind of a memory palace for mythologizing things I learn. It's still in progress and will be forever. Currently planning the next thing.

I've been learning Japanese since 2017; it's ridiculously fun and makes for fruitful procrastination.

I meditate for 30 minutes a day and alternate between an increasingly elaborate yoga routine and HIIT.

I prioritize sleep over everything else and have averaged eight hours a night (including precious all-nighters) for two years now, and after the first six months of catching up found that I don't hate mornings anymore and occasionally even remember dreams.

My pandemic food passion was variations on the peanut butter + pickled cucumber + sriracha sandwich.

I'm working on decentralized identity at Serto and moonlighting at the product studio side of Serotonin. Trying to be useful and mindful in an industry for which I have both enormous skepticism and cautious optimism. I'm quitting in April 2022 to work on something that's not tech.

I've been enjoying nudibranchs, digital gardens, the MyNoise community generators, and postrat Twitter.

Some tools I've gotten into recently: Roam for notes and second brain stuff, Focusmate for enforcing my plans in a slightly social way, and a notebook where I visualize streaks doing the stuff I want to do.

The main personality update I am cultivating right now is to reflexively delight in surmounting akrasia.

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