The state of my life, in an occasionally updated nutshell. (Last updated June 25, 2023.)
Amy and I moved into a little co-op in New York City's Upper West Side neighborhood in late 2021. 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.
In 2021 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.
Working in a very large collaborative environment has required a lot of adjustment after 15 years of working independently. It took me an entire year to only begin feel some comfort and flexibility with the role. Now at the two-year mark, I've begun to wear it quite comfortably, and even enjoy myself a bit.
Amy joined Columbia Law School as its new Head of Library Technology in the spring of 2022. She feels pretty great about finally achieving a true-and-titled leadership role within her field.
Both of our employers have hybrid office-attendance policies, so Amy and I alternate our work-from-home days. We both have short and easy commutes to our respective offices, in opposite directions along the same subway line.
In the spring of 2023 I passed along the presidency of IFTF, and stepped back from its board of directors. I continue to be involved in some of its programs. Co-founding IFTF remains a 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. I used to update it weekly, a pace that my writing-oriented day-job has admittedly put a damper on. I do still update it occasionally.
I started volunteering as a co-administration of the masto.nyc Mastodon instance in late 2022. I have been shifting most of my microblogging attention there, and away from Twiter.
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