How to Export Flickr Metadata to a CSV File

As part of analyzing my 18 months as a nomad, I wanted to look at how many pictures I took and analyze some of the metadata to determine photos by state, photos by trip, and more. I assumed this was going to be an easy task, all I wanted to do was download flickr metadata to [continue reading…]

18 Months as a Nomad – By the Numbers

Today’s the day. After being a nomad for 550 days, I’m hanging up my traveling shoes and settling back in NYC (Brooklyn to be exact). From March 1, 2015 to September 1, 2016, I lived out of two bags, traveling the world for work, fun, and selfies. After 18 months, I decided to return to the [continue reading…]

Where I Went (Nomad City List)

Over the course of 18 months, I went to 142 cities in 50 states, 14 countries, and 3 [continue reading…]

An In-Depth Analysis of 1,000 Performances

My comedy career began on October 21, 2004, with a shortform improv comedy show in Smith Hall on The Ohio State University’s campus. On February 11, 2016,  11 years, 3 months, and 21 days later, I performed my 1,000th show as a stand-up comedian, improviser, storyteller, spoken word artist, and sketch performer. Because I’m an engineer, I [continue reading…]

The Story of My Year as a Nomad

In my 1,000th performance in my 50th state on my 32nd birthday, I shared the journey of what it was like to live as a nomad, why I did it, and what I learned from the experience. A big shout-out to Civil Beat in Honolulu for letting me tell this story and for putting on [continue reading…]

Drew’s Best of 2015

I do a lot in a year. I eat a lot of food, drink a lot of milkshakes, and generally find enjoyable ways to spend my  525,600 minutes. Here are the best of those moments. (See previous bestofs here.) Best Achievement – Visiting 47 States OK, technically this achievement was not on the goals list at the [continue reading…]

My Best Tweets of 2015

2015 was another down year for Twitter for me with only 114 tweets (compared to 123 last year and 323 the year before). Overall it led to 61,452 impressions, 135 retweets, and 221 likes (aka the new favorites). Here are my Top 20 Tweets of 2015: Efficiency should be a one syllable word. Uber should [continue reading…]