After 14 years in Silicon Valley, I'm packing up and moving to southern California, to take on new challenges.
After several years of being separate, I've merged my personal sites of NickMoline.com and Nick.pro into a single site, and given it a pretty substantial overhaul at the same time.
As I mentioned yesterday I’m moving posts over to Jekyll from my WordPress blog. To get started, I used a wordpress plugin called simply Jekyll Exporter to export all of my posts and pages into markdown files. This worked pretty well, but since I want my site to be 100% AMP Only, I decided that rather than just publishing them all I should make sure that none of the old markup (much of which has been migrated between 3 different platforms) ends up causing pages not to validate in the AMP Validator.
This morning as a team building exercise, the Engineering Team at Justia took personality tests at the website 16 Personalities and shared our results. In the early days of this blog (was called Cap’s Log back then) I took some online personality tests from time to time and posted my results here, so I thought I’d do the same here.
Barbara and I attended the Google I/O 2019 developer conference earlier this month. We’ve attended the conference every year since the first in 2008. I also attended its predecessor, the original Google Developer Day the year before. This marks my 13th annual general Google Developer conference, and my 12th Google I/O specifically.
Today, August 10th, is my 35th birthday. I have to say this is the first birthday where I’ve actually felt “old.” I realize the many friends I have who are older than me probably think that is silly, but to me this seems like a real benchmark year. It makes me feel like I should come up with some numbers to quantify my life. Note I’m sticking to things that have numbers here, not listing specific life events unless it is to count them.
This past weekend I had the absolute privilege of running sound for The Refuge‘s first show, Next to Normal. When the opportunity was sent to me, I hesitated, it was going to be a real challenge, no lengthy week of tech/dress rehearsals to get sound right, unknown sound equipment in an unknown space, and no orchestra pit meaning the band is on stage which makes controlling the audio levels much more difficult. On top of this, the show was in San Francisco, meaning I’d have a long commute to and from the show each day.
Last week Barbara and I attended the annual Google I/O Developer’s conference in Mountain View. We’ve attended every year since the first one back in 2008 and were glad to continue the streak.