The obligatory catch-up post

16 05 2009

I have been on holiday for the past two weeks which has been a fantastic break. It seems I am always on holiday, and I agree, it does seem that way. This time I decided to take a break between changing jobs again and reconnect with my family and look after my wife while she gets over a particularly painful operation. So far she is doing fantastically and I am incredibly proud of her. Next week I start a new job at a more dynamic Microsoft partner which I am incredibly excited about, there are some great people there and I want to learn and be energised by work again.

During my time off I have had a chance to catch-up on a few things I wanted to do for a while and as is my want, I will share them with you 😛

  • Wrote the first version of iFreewayTimes which I am looking forward to using in anger next week when I start driving to work;
  • Went to the dentist with toothache and came out minus a wisdom tooth which has been pretty damn painful, but is getting better;
  • Took the family to Philip Island for the day and had a great time searching for Penguins with the kids;
  • I went through my twitter following list and was pretty brutal in un-following people. Twitter can be a very powerful tool, but it also can be a great source of noise. I don’t care if you need to go to the toilet, go, don’t tell me;
  • I nuked most of my RSS subscriptions, of the 100+ feeds I subscribed to, I only really read 10 or 15;
  • Learned to love my iPhone (no not that way @grumpywookie), damn it’s a fantastic device;
  • Had an awesome time going shopping with the kids to buy mothers day presents, next week we get to repeat it for Birthday pressies;
  • Was wrapped to learn that the last project I managed for Hyro went live without issue the week after I left to a fantastic reception all around the globe. It was unfortunate it was delayed two weeks so I couldn’t see it go live in person;
  • Installed Windows 7 x64 Release Candidate. Wow. You would have already read all the posts about how good it is, they are true. It really is (more on this in a later post).

So there you have it, I can’t promise I will be blogging any more regularly, but I will try to.

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