It's been a while, so I thought I'd write a brief update with a view to breaking the drought and getting back into posting again.

Sarah and I are currently pausing in Hawaii after a period of travelling around for work, conferences, and seeing friends and family. Our trip took us to Iceland, Colorado, New York, Massachusetts, Maine, California and now, Hawaii (we've become unintentional nomads). It's been an enjoyable few months, but it's good to slow down again for a little.

Hōlei Sea Arch, Volcanoes National Park

Ever since Junko did her PhD out here, Hawaii has always held a special place in my heart and it's been lovely to return--my first time back since the pandemic. It has such a wonderful combination of natural beauty, climate, and culture and I'm really grateful I had the opportunity to discover it nearly 15 years ago.

During our travels, I've spent time working on StatusPanel (a cute little eInk desk calendar and another collaboration with Tom that I've yet to write about here), Bookmarks (a Pinboard client for iOS and macOS), and an experimental Swift rewrite of my website builder. I even added hardware controller support to Game Play Color--my first update in years. Moving around has made it difficult to finish things, but they've all made good progress and I'm looking forward to spending the next few months shipping things. Working on my own projects in this way, I'm starting to get the vaguest sense of what the cycle must be like for authors and artists--far more turbulent than the uniformity of traditional employment, and hard to manage on occasion, but wonderfully creative.

Hopefully time will permit me to write a few longer-form posts focusing on the details of our travel and my projects, but I wanted to post something to get me started.