The state of my life, in an occasionally updated nutshell. (Last updated May 14, 2022.)
Last summer, Amy and I moved into a little co-op in New York City's Upper West Side neighborhood. It's the first home either of us have ever owned, after decades of renting. We love it here, and after years of moving every 18 months or so, we finally expect to stay put for a long time.
Last summer I switched careers away from software engineering, returning to my professional roots by joining Google as a technical writer. I lead a small team in charge of the documentation of a cloud database service.
It has its ups and downs. Working in a very large collaborative environment requires a lot of adjustment after a dozen years of freelancing. A year in, I still have a lot to learn.
Amy joined Columbia Law School as its new Head of Library Technology in April. She feels pretty great about finally achieving a true management role within her field.
Both of our employers have "hybrid" office-attendance policies, so Amy and I alternate our work-from-home days. I have a half-hour commute to Google's Chelsea campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On other days, I might go to the little Midtown office I have rented for cheap since 2020; I expect to say goodbye to that later this year.
Still presidenting at IFTF, which amidst my ever-careening attention remains top candidate for the most meaningful thing I'll ever have done with my life.
I keep a personal blog at Fogknife.com, and have written hundreds of essay-length posts there over several years. In early 2022 I decided to take a break from updating it regularly, while I work on re-balancing my new professional life.
I experimented with streaming interactive fiction play-sessions on YouTube over the winter. It's also on pause while I dig through an especially intense work-project, but I hope to return to it afterwards.
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