Caleb Hayashida

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by.

I like code. Well, some code. If it has lots of tests, docstrings, is organized and broken down into functions logically, is very DRY... then I like it. I'm a staunch linux head, vim geek, and will spend 5 hours writing code to automate something that would take me 2 hours to do manually. Because I'm lazy like that.

I have a slight obsession with pho and maintain a spreadsheet where I keep track of the many vietnamese noodle establishments I have patronized across the country. If you didn't know, Taiwanese high mountain oolong tea is divine. Seriously. Speaking of divine drinks, when I first drank a can of Treehouse brewery's Julius IPA I couldn't stop grinning widely for nearly 15 minutes. You need to try yourself some Treehouse beer if you haven't.

I own Taylor Swift's first four albums, fantasize about writing a piece of music as inpiring and joy-inducingly-awesome as Beethoven's 9th symphony, find much joy in sound engineering and mixing music, and play a lot of instruments. Mainly piano, guitar, and my voice with a smattering of drums, bass, ocarina, fife, shakuhachi, violin, harminoca, etc.

I've lived in Orange County near LA, Dorchester in Boston, Potlatch near Spokane, Northeast Hartford, Sliema Malta, Claypool Indianna, and traveled to many interesting places between and beyond. By far my favorite thing about traveling is the lovely and interesting people I've met and gotten to know better while on the road.

Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky is definitely one of the best books ever written, the Kingkiller Chronicles are wonderful, and my favorite author of all time is George MacDonald (Phantastes, Lilith). Except now that I think about it Thomas Merton might go head to head with MacDonald, and Melville is pretty awesome; but I should probably stop talking about books because I might get a bit too worked up. Maybe I'll go smoke my pipe and drink some scotch on the porch instead...

I'd be super flattered if you were to check out the links to my github, blog, or music.