A lot of change this year.
At the beginning of 2013 I said ‘goodbye’ to a longtime client (15 years). It was time, and past time.
Getting all my stuff sorted out and handed over took a while: I planned three months, it took only two, so I picked up and knocked off one more major and minor project before I finished. We also moved the source control from CVS to SVN in January. That was fun; I put together a training presentation. (Why not git? Baby steps, man. You gotta walk before you run, etc.)
From April-May I took about 8 weeks off, drove down to the US with the kids, hung out with a lot of old friends. D was able to get one weekend off (she was working Emerg, so time is a bit more flexible) and so she flew down and we went to her 15-year reunion at Mudd.
On the trip I figured out what I want to do for my next project. That’s still dark, though I’ve showed it to a bunch of people. If you want to see it, drop me an email and I can show you the very rough alpha.
I’m hoping to do a closed alpha in January and open beta next summer, aiming for a Q3 launch.