Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Still Alive and Kicking

Ok, so I've been neglecting this blog for a while. (It's not like anybody but me reads it anyway, right?) But I figured I'd check in just to write something.

I'm still at the decreasingly new job here in Boston, and I'm still absolutely loving it.  This is the first place I've ever worked where at every level they know how to treat their developers.  Not like rock stars, no.  But also not like cogs in a machine.  Our skills are respected and put to good use.  Additionally, there is no shortage of really bright people here from whom I've been learning and will continue to learn quite a bit.  I've also been placed in a bit of a leadership position, so all in all this is exactly the experience I need for my career right now.

What does this have to do with neglecting my blog?  Well, I can't honestly say I've been terribly busy with work.  Reasonably busy, yes.  But not death-march busy.  However, this has been turning out to be an interesting year personally.  So I'm using less off-work time for career development and more for personal development.  This has left me with very little time or drive to write anything here.

Hopefully I can remedy that and find a good balance.  But for now I imagine content here will still be few and far between.  That doesn't mean I've abandoned this blog, it doesn't mean that I've settled into a crappy position again, it doesn't mean anything bad.  It just means that I'm busy with non-developer stuff a lot these days (some of which involves not being busy at all, but that's a long story).