End and Start of an Era 

Friday was my last day (by choice, for what it’s worth) at the job I spent almost 12 years at. At some point, I’ll write more about it. At the moment, I’m just going to talk about the fact that I left my job so that I could be around when our babies (yes, plural) are born. I loved my job and devoted a lot of time and energy to it. Taking a break to prepare, help my wife, and be around for the babies was one of the easiest decisions I’ve ever made.

While prepping for the babies, I’m also hoping to spend some time re-learning Ruby (and Rails) and learning Swift. So, over the next few months, expect a random smattering of thoughts around infants (turns out twins are more complicated than having a singleton, like the fact you start using the word singleton in a non-computer science context) and programming, particularly Swift.[^swift-0-4ab44988af578fabc53b06d67136149e] [^swift-0-4ab44988af578fabc53b06d67136149e]: I’m particularly curious about the new machine learning libraries in Swift.