Back to blogging and what I've been up to lately

Wow. I haven’t blogged here since April.

For a long time, I was writing weekly as part of the Ironman challenge. Then I dropped out, but still blogged occasionally. Then even that stopped.

It’s time to get started again. I miss the discipline of thinking about what ideas I have to contribute and crafting them for others. I don’t think I’ll be writing here all the time or about Perl all the time. I have some other things I want to talk about. This will continue to be my coding blog and I’ll find other places for other topics.

So… what have I been up to lately? Here are some of the bigger projects I had:

On the personal front:

  • My kids are 1.5 and 4. My son (the 4-year-old) is now potty trained. If you’re a parent, you understand why that’s an accomplishment. If you’re not, use your imagination. :-)
  • I adopted a quasi-paleo diet and dropped nearly 15 pounds, with very little effort. (I do still eat some dairy, particularly full-fat greek yogurt, which is awesome!)
  • I started working out with kettle bells and a pull-up bar regularly and might be in the best shape I’ve ever been in.

As just one example, six months ago, I couldn’t do a single pull-up. Now I can do two. Even if that’s not a lot of absolute progress, in relative terms, I’m infinitely better than I was. (A great resource for improving your health this way: Mark’s Daily Apple. And read this story, too.)

Assorted modules released or updated:

I’ve you’ve read this far, you must be a fan, so thank you! I hope to share more of my thoughts in the weeks to come.