But now I’m back.All official like.I do social stuff again.I see my friends.I’m moving into my own place again.And all that adult shit.
Yay! witty-ish blog title! I wanted to make it something more like, “How I learned to stop spending my weekends coding and get social again” or “Coming back to society and reality”. But the above will have to do.
Been over a year since last blog post! Some updates follow.
A year ago, like January 2011, I had just started working as a UI Engineer at a daily deals website called, BuyWithMe. RIP BuyWithMe! That was a great adventure and I met great people and we built awesome shiny stuff!
After BuyWithMe ended in October, 2011, I did some contract work. It was mostly WordPress development. In December 2011, I made the decision to take a hiatus from contract work. In February 2012, I started a new FT gig! Yes, acronyms, everyone knows they are the shit, so deal with it.
The past year and a half since I moved back to New Jersey has been nuts. Soooo much working. When I started at BuyWithMe as FT, I kept doing contract work on the side. So in 2011, I had my day job and a night and weekend job! Turns out that’s a bit much. I barely ever saw my friends. I was the worst person. Not worst like indecent, just like, annoyingly busy and absorbed in my own shit.
It got weird/I got weird … haha maybe weird-er? My friends would likely say I’ve always been weird. Now, I’ve sort of grew into like full blown nerd/geek-dom. Seriously, most of my weekends in 2011 were spent in front of a computer, working on … possibly trivial things. It was more common to find me indoors near a computer, than outside, being social, enjoying life. Sometimes I enjoyed the contracts and the learning. Other times, my heart wasn’t in it.
So all that, coupled with my general proclivity for not getting in line with the rest of society, I think made some people think that I was super weird haha.
They were like, “So, you’re not married, you spend all of your time working, you moved back in with your parents … that’s uhhhh, interesting?”.
And I was like, “I know right!? I’m so busy working and doing stuff that isn’t actually important to me. I don’t even have time to move out of my parents’ house! No, seriously, I really have to do this work … b/c I said I would. No, I can’t hang out this weekend. So … basically see you in 2012? Siiiiiiick”.
But now I’m back.All official like.I do social stuff again.I see my friends.I’m moving into my own place again.And all that adult shit. Fucking innnntresting.
That’s the update for now … hoping to blog more often. Been doing more micro blogging lately with Twitter, Tumblr and Path since that’s what all the cool kids are doing, right? Also working on updating and revamping my web Portfolio with my latest work.
Maybe moving this blog to a different domain and platform. You know … probably use Octopress or some other hip fancy platform, nbd. Some complex platform that is more time consuming than WordPress haha.