I'm back in Seattle, and have been for about a month. Needless to say, posting on my blog has not been at the top of my list of priorities, amid everything else I've had to do (buy a car, get car insurance, file my taxes, find an apartment, move into the apartment, find a job, etc...). But, I do intend to post a bit more about China, particularly to post some pictures and stories from a couple trips that I never got around to posting.
I started a new job two weeks ago at jobster.com. So far it's been a great place to work. Besides the cool people I work with and the great location, I'm a big fan of the Jobster development process. For the sake of the few of you who will know what I'm talking about, Jobster uses a fairly agile development process (including TDD, which I'm a huge fan of) while not rigidly sticking to it for the sake of the buzzword. We're a Ruby on Rails shop, which is a huge contrast from my old job at Consona/Intuitive (where I helped develop a .NET desktop ERP app). I like using so many open source tools. And I'm loving the fact that Jobster lets developers use any operating system or tools that they want...so I'm taking the opportunity to switch over to Mac, and I plan on buying a Mac in the not-too-distant future.
That's enough for now. Encourage me to write up and post the rest of the China stuff if you want to read it, as I'm sure that will help motivate me to get it done :).