self.update

You may have noticed that I haven’t updated my blog for a while. I’ve decided that I’m going to try to write more during my lunch breaks. So, what have I been up to?

I’m still working for FamilySearch as the Developer Support guy for all public APIs. This has been a fun and rewarding experience. I get to write documentation and code samples, present at conferences and webinars, and meet with a lot of companies in the genealogy space. I’m really excited about what is coming in the genealogy industry. Lots of advancements are being made. I’ll update more of what I see coming in a later post.

I’m still doing Ruby programming on the side for USFamilyTree.com. I get to do most of this work during my commute to and from Salt Lake City. UTA has free WiFi on their express buses, which makes it possible for me to still stay productive.

Family life has been really good. Our little boy is almost 2 years old now, and he keeps us laughing and having lots of fun. We’re excited to announce that we are in the application process again to adopt another baby. The second time has been a lot faster for us and we’re getting really close to being approved and on the waiting list.

This blog has typically been about web technology and such, and I plan to keep it on that subject. Some projects that I’ve been watching closely include: Merb, CouchDB, and Rubinius. These will likely be the topics of my next posts.

I’d like to continue with my WordPress/Hostmonster screencasts, but I haven’t been able to find the time or place to make and record new episodes. Hopefully I can find a Saturday to crank out another one soon.