This week I realized that I just broke the 100,000 mile mark in my frequent flyer miles. Not bad for a year and a half of working for billg. It’s actually been a lot of fun, but the travel is brutal when you have two little girls and a loving wife just wondering when you are going to be home.
- I’ll be home every night
Ok, so there are some other cool perks, but man will it be nice to be home every night. One of my resolutions this year was not to get frequent flyer status, and I was in danger of breaking that since this year alone I’ve been in NYC, Atlanta, Des Moines, Bloomington, Chattanooga, and Augusta. It’s a lot of fun, and I’ve gotten to meet some very cool people, but that’s a bit much. I’m also chomping at the bit to get back hands on to code (especially since I believe architects must code) and to work with Ruby and agile methodologies again.
And that’s one of the downsides to Microsoft. I would have loved to have worked on a product team, and in fact some very interesting positions came up. But they all required relocation to Raleigh or Redmond – something we weren’t willing to do. Heck, when we bought our current house and moved in, it was our 7th move in 7 years, and we just want to be settled and near our family.
So thanks everyone, and I’m looking forward to being able to jump back into the local dev community now that I’ll actually be home.