It’s been a while since my last update. I wrapped up my sabbatical, did a whole bunch of interviewing, and have since been working on some interesting spreadsheet-related problems at a new job.
Oh, and there’s been a global pandemic on, it’s been weird. Anyway, I kept busy over the last year and a bit:
Switched to Windows
I switched to Windows full time, after a lifetime of Macs for personal use and a decade of Windows for professional use.
This was an experiment in intentionally shaping my own interests; I knew that if I used Windows at home I’d be more interested in the minutia of making good Windows applications.
It worked; I’m just over a year in, and I’ve learned a lot. I still miss a lot of things about macOS but I’m mostly happy on Windows. The Surface devices are really neat pieces of hardware.
I built my own music player. This was the culmination of something I’ve been thinking about for years; I listen to a lot of long-form music and existing music services don’t serve that niche well. iTunes is progressively less interested in catering to users who bring their own music, and the Windows client has many irritating bugs.
So I decided to build my own music library system with an offline-first native client; how hard could it be? Well, 500+ commits later…