So it looks like I did my usual post-for-a-while-then-disappear-for-a-few-months trick. I should really stop that at some point. So, I'm back now and resurrecting the blog. I've had several posts that I've been meaning to write for a while so there will be a few posts all in a row now.
First though, to catch up on my life. As of January, I left my old company (StackSafe) and took a position at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab. A few weeks after I left, StackSafe went under. So there have been a lot of changes all at once. JHU/APL is locating 5 minutes from my house, so my commute drops from 1+ hours one way, to 10 minutes one way. I get 6 hours of my life back a week (StackSafe was letting me work from home two days a week). It makes a big difference. JHU/APL will also allow me to go to graduate school part time, which is what I've wanted to do for a long, long time.
In addition to that, Katy and I are expecting our first kid in early september, so there's lot of preparations there as well. It's unreal.
So there's no lack of excitement going on, and that's part of the reason I've been neglectful of the blog. I'm sure you readers understand. Both of you.