Expect me to start updating this blog again. I plan on contributing to the Moe project (http://github.com/stevan/moe). I am also doing some courses from Coursera. Some work stuff might bleed into this blog as well (including when my posts are published on our official work blog: http://blog.booking.com)
Quick update: I've moved to the Netherlands. If you remember, I had quite an atrocious experience at the hands of the TSA. That experience stuck. From that point on, I knew my country had given up on its citizenry. I eventually sought out employment elsewhere-- As in, not within the bounds of the US.
I am now a team lead at Booking.com working on some of the more critical infrastructure pieces. We live in beautiful Amsterdam. I had taken a break of sorts of doing any serious open source work. I am now going to change that a little bit.
With the announcement of Moe (and my photobomb making a cameo in Stevan Little's slide deck[https://speakerdeck.com/stevan_little/perl-is-not-dead-it-is-a-dead-end?slide=164]), I've started the trek to learning enough Scala to be dangerous. OPW2013 really seemed to energize me if only because getting together with a bunch of really smarty-pants hackers always seems to have that effect.
My inaugural return post will be about CloudPAN if only because it is fresh on my mind. I gave a talk at OPW2013 about this nifty little hack that fell out of my attending the QA Hackathon last year. And from that point on, I'll try to do a weekly update.
It might be more often. It might be less often. But I want to at least average one post a week.
So expect a post later this week. I have a long flight tomorrow and I intend to do some hacking and also some writing.