March 27, 2016

2016 already, the future is here...

I really need to write more often in this blog, 4 years since the last time!

Where to begin... got a baby boy now who is 1 year old, last one i promise, 3 kids is enough for me! We're home-schooling them (and sometimes road-schooling too) and it's working out great so far. The girls are ahead of the curve and our little guy is all action so far, he's too much fun.

We did a road trip in the autumn of 2014, bought a camper and hitched it to our minivan and drove around the USA for 3 months. Check it out here (, look for the posts in 2014. I worked on the Nolinor contract during the trip, visiting the local Starbucks mostly for coffee and internet connections while my girls did their lessons with my wife in the camper. Worked on average 15 hours a week, the rest was driving and admiring the many fun places to visit in the USA!

Right now i'm between contracts, having finished a 7 month contract as a Functional Analyst at Outbox Technologies (AXS). It was parachuted into a fast growing company with barely any support since the director of dev that hired me quit two weeks after i got there with no replacement planned... big thanks to the project manager for me helping out. Not easy but i made  it work and helped out the team sort out their documentation and make their work process smother. I worked as best i could with the team in the Los Angeles office, coordinating the work of the design team, the product manager and the developers there. It was challenging and often frustrating, but that's the kind of work i'm attracted to it seems!

I finished the contract 6 weeks ago, since then i spent some time at home with the kids and 2 weeks ago we landed in Costa Rica for 5 weeks of sun and adventure. See the same link as above to find the blog posting for this trip, updates every few days.

Well that's it for now, taking advantage of a rare speed burst in the internet connection here at the house we are renting.