This is my now page. It was last updated August 8, 2022.

Work

A recent change at Rex means that I now find myself heading up two engineering teams as Technical Lead. There's going to be heaps of work bringing myself up to speed with the new team and what we're working on, but I am grateful for the opportunity.

Side-Projects

I decided to close down Subworthy - my RSS to email service.

Given the increased cognitive load at work I'm taking a conscious step-back from working on side-projects for a while and focussing on my reading, writing and cycling.

Cycling

I had a good run of consistent - almost daily - riding in June and was starting to see some real improvements in fitness and endurance, but then a spell of terrible weather followed by a couple weeks of flu symptons put an end to that.

Now that I'm starting to feel better I'm keen to get back into my riding, and have some ambitious goals for the next 6-12 months.

Reading

Currently reading:

I currently use an iPad Mini as my eReader but in an effort to simplify things I'm considering moving to Kindle. For now I will wait until I've worked through my backlog of Apple Books purchases before committing to move across to Amazon.

Listening

My latest podcast of choice is The Everesting Podcast - I find endurance challenges fascinating and hope to complete some of my own in the coming year.

Writing

This blog has been neglected of late, so with the time gained from not being distracted by side-projects I'm focussing on updating it and committing to posting on a semi-regular basis. I've got plenty of content to write - I just need to find a routine to start spending a little time at the keyboard to get the words out.

Trips

It's the middle of winter here in Australia so apart from a weekend up in Mapleton for Christmas in July at the Montville Pub, there is very little happening with the caravan at the moment. We're looking forward to the warmer months and getting some long weekends away exploring South-East Queensland.

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