I’ve been meaning to get a new entry up for almost a month. A lot has been going on. At the beginning of November, I joined Urbanscale full-time as their CTO. I will miss the team at Big Cartel—it’s been a great few years. But I am excited to have the opportunity to work with Urbanscale, and we’ve got some amazing things in the works.
Wednesday morning I will be making the move to New York. I don’t have an apartment yet, so I expect I’ll be working on that the next little bit. It’s been a while since I last moved cities, and this will be a welcome change of pace from Nashville. It’s also been a long while since I regularly commuted to work, and I’m looking forward to working side-by-side with my team daily. Campfire and email are handy, but often the lack of face-to-face interaction gets in the way.
For the past two weeks, I’ve been immersed in Clojure, RabbitMQ and Riak. I’m working on porting Mark McGranaghan’s clj-riak to Basho’s riak-java-client. If anyone is interested in helping out, my fork is here (I’m working in a separate branch for the moment). I also whipped up a little distributed worker library for RabbitMQ which I may open source soon—it’s not much as is, but it gets the job done.
As for button-down bird, positive reviews for When Comes What Darkly Thieves continue to roll in. The first print run should be ready in early December, and an ePub edition is awaiting Apple’s approval in the iBookstore. Work continues on the iPad application, but the soundtrack is finished. You can have a listen here. It’s fantastic.
On a meta note, I'm dropping the “week” prefix from these posts. It doesn’t really add anything since I’m not counting up from some eventful date.