What I've been doing since I was laid off

It's been 6 months since I was laid off. After 100s of applications sent and an equal amount of rejection emails, the job market has not been nice. That's par for the course right now. It's tough for a lot of people so I don't take it too personally, however I do find it funny when I get a rejection email... anyway!

I wanted to make good use of my time I've been thinking of new projects to make because right now, it seems like there is a greater chance of me hitting it big (making a few bucks) by building my own project rather than actually getting a job.

By the way, I'm for-hire, also, I have the smoothest voice on the internet if you'd like some voice overs done. Sample my work over at Stories After Midnight.

Let me keep this brief and give you a quick rundown of what I've been building and things I have in the works.


This is the mac-daddy of all my projects. Get this... you're an overlander with a beefy vehicle and no where to show it off. You're hog wild mad and life is meaningless unless you can showcase your hyped-up Taco to the world.

WildBarrens is a website for overlanders to upload their builds for everyone to see. A vehicular social media site if you will. It's pretty useful I think, but finding users is not my Kia Forté.

Yea that's about it.

What I want to do

Well, I'd like to build an iOS app using SwiftUI. I have a couple ideas.

  1. A very simple food tracker app where all you're tracking is the quantity and the food you ate: "2 Pizzas". You don't need the nitty-gritty details to know that food is bad.
  2. There was something else, but I forget.

I have another joke app in the works that uses ChatGPT to make the most ridiculous news website. I may pick that one up again, but I'm really focusing on WildBarrens.

HEY! If you know anyone who is into overlanding, send them to WildBarrens.

Since the layoffs, I've added Golang to my skillset and a little bit of Angular. I'm actually excited to have learned Go. I absolutely plan on making that my server language of choice over Javascript. It's been so much fun.

I think that's everything I have for today. I thought I should update this. Hit me up on X and let me know what you've been working on.