I haven't had much to say lately because I don't believe in making relationship details public. If you read punkythecat
's journal, you know that she and I are splitting up after 6 1/2 years. Since that's been taking up most of my non-work time and thoughts, I haven't posted in months.
Other than that, here's what I've been up to:
- Burning Man: This year was a blast, my best yet. I have a ton of photos to post, but my RAID array is waiting on a couple of new power supplies before I can do edits on the best pics, but I have a few snapshots at flickr
. The only negative points were being rear ended by a moving van when leaving the playa. I wasn't injured, despite the car rolling, but the car was totaled. I also managed to break a finger when I flipped my bike earlier in the week. It's funny, writing this I realize that the above could be read as scarcasm, but it isn't. I met so many awesome people and enjoyed myself so much that the car and my finger are trivial.
- Coding: I've been writing a ton of Ruby and Rails. I haven't liked a language this much since my first exposure to C. I hated C++, despised Java and only put up with C# (a bastardized Java) due to Visual Studio making UI development less shitty (thanks to Anders Hejlsberg). I'm so productive using this language it's unreal.
- Travel: I've taken a couple of quick trips up to San Francisco and Monterey, I have some pics from the Monterey trip stuck on the RAID array that I'll post when that gets sorted.
- Housing: I'm in the process of packing up the condo and getting it ready for sale. I'm planning on moving down to Santa Monica as soon as it sells. Once there, I'm going to spend a while traveling overseas, pretty much anywhere that I can get a reliable internet connection. I'm downsizing as much as I can to make that move and the travel as easy as possible.