Wow, it has been a long time since I blogged.
I don’t have anything right not terribly compelling to post about philosophy or technical stuff, but I figured at the very least it might be nice to post about what I’ve been up to the last couple years.
I switched jobs in 2012 to be a software developer (yay!), and I’m mostly loving it. The technical aspects and workflow fit me better then my controls/EE work did I think.
We released an app I helped finish up, it is in the play store and app store – it is for Trane Commercial building and automation systems, and is called BAS Suite.
Then I got to help architect and build, and for the last few years improve and add on to, another sorta-mobile product called Tracer Concierge.
It has been a crazy and rough few years for me on the family front. Having a kid opened up and exposed existing holes in my relationship with my wife. The good news is that with the help of some really really great friends and a decent counselor we both feel like we’re over a lot of those hurdles, and filled in a lot of the relational holes that had been discovered.
If you follow me on social media you know that none of that stuff with my wife was helped by my Dad almost dying in 2014. He went through a pretty rough surgery where he was basically looking like he wouldn’t make it – but the hard work of the surgeon and staff, and I believe the will of God, pulled him through. You can read more about that on his Caring Bridge site
The Kid is 3 1/2, and a full blow threenager, and she is hilarious most of the time. We feel pretty lucky to have her.
I’ve been laying a little low at church in a lot of respects. Trying to just navigate life partially, and partially because I picked up one pretty big leadership role – I am on the lay-leader preaching team. And it is awesome!
The nuts-and-bolts of it is that we meet once a month, discuss how we are improving our craft of public speaking, and then someone from the lay team preaches about once a month. That means I preach 2 or 3 times a year.
So far, I’ve gotten to speak twice, and I’ll be jumping into the pulpit for my 3rd time on November 8th. If you want to listen or check it out, click on over to the podcast, or here are links to the specific talks I did:
– August 17, 2014 – HEROES OF THE FAITH – WEEK 11: JESUS, BATMAN, AND BILL GATES
– June 14, 2015: VISION & APOCALYPSE: ZOMBIES AND REVELATION
And that is a broad overview of what’s new.