What I am up to now

Updated 2022-11-21

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Family

  • Neem is doing great, but none of us are sleeping well with all the life transitions. She is still doing iOS dev at Stitch Fix.
  • Rory was born on June 19. Everything went great and we are learning to deal with a little less sleep.
  • Logan is 3 (and a half according to him) and loving his time at Forsyth School.
  • We are stopping at 2 kids, but cannot wait to go on adventures together. Next big one is Cancun in March.

πŸ§‘β€πŸ’» Work

  • I am doing front-end platform work at Stitch Fix.
  • My primary focus is on the design system, but I am playing with NextJS quite a bit too.
  • We are spending time on migrating to a monorepo using TurboRepo.

🍿 Media Consumption

  • We are mostly keeping up on all the Marvel and Star Wars shows. Andor has been lagging a little, but we will catch up.
  • The Sandman was fascinating and a great adaptation of the book.
  • I have been posting all of my movie reviews on Mastodon. The one I think is a must-watch is The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934).
  • Tiktok and Youtube take up too much time in my life and I am actively working on replacing them with things like podcasts.

🎲 Games

  • Vintage Rotisserie Draft at St Lotus has gotten bumped a few times due to my health, but is hopefully coming back in 2023.
  • Marvel Snap has been dominating my phone gaming time. It is addictive and quick, with a good progression system.
  • Board games haven’t been much of a focus recently, but I am probably going to spend some time on Marvel Champions LCG as winter comes.
  • I got a PS5 and mostly use it to play Fortnite, but I was pretty excited to get the Spider-Gwen outfit.

πŸ–Œ Creation

  • Planning is already happening for the next 7 Day RogueLike. Very likely it will be out of zeitgeist by then, but a game where you run a social media company sounds like fun.
  • My lack of SQL knowledge is really stalling some work I want to do on St Lotus card rankings.
  • Logan and I have been building Legos together. We have completed a Saturn V rocket and the Space Shuttle Discovery. Also many Logan-designed cars that he loves.

🧠 Thinking About

  • What work success means to me. Moving up a career ladder or down in hours is no longer my goal at work, so figuring out what it is has been taking time.
  • How to raise children. I know a lot of my personal values, but finding what to pass on to my children and how takes a lot of thought and planning.

This is a ”now pageβ€œ, and you should make one too.