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 Denver Berlin back in 2023 Oakland, enjoying the SF Bay while loosely eyeing an indefinite return to 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, but it's complete enough for me to move on from for now.

Currently planning the next project: a digital labyrinth/cathedral/garden for curating and sharing all the things I collect.

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 eight-and-a-half 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.

For a while I was working on decentralized identity at Serto Disco and moonlighting at Serotonin Mojito, trying to be mindful in an industry for which I have both enormous skepticism and cautious optimism. Then I quit in May 2022 to co-create Unfold.

I've been enjoying nudibranchs, digital gardens, MyNoise community generators, postrat Twitter/tpot, and weird art parties.

Some tools I've found fruitful recently: Roam for notes and second brain stuff, Focusmate for enforcing my plans in a slightly social way, AI art for both work and pleasure, 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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