Had a second kid! Took time off for paternity leave. For the first time since 2016 I didn’t change jobs in September. We didn’t move this year and are happily settling (back) into our life here in Durham, NC.
Shipped some software — I updated my personal website, shipped a macOS Catalina compatibility update for Later and helped build the new App Home surface for Slack. Got interested in gRPC, microservices, and Kubernetes. Remained interested in Swift.
The rest of my 2019 highlights:1
- Blackfish City: A Novel by Sam J Miller -- Incredible world building, a little unevenly paced.
- The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships
- The Beths - Future Me Hates Me
- Big Thief - U.F.O.F
- Bon Iver - i,i
- LCD Soundsystem - Electric Lady Sessions
- The New Pornographers - In the Morse Code of Brake Lights
- Ryley Walker - Golden Sings That Have Been Sung
- Baba Is You
- Outer Wilds -- An absolute masterpiece. One of the best games of the decade.
- Super Mario Maker 2