The new year is often a time to look back and look forward, but I'm honestly not sure what to say about 2019. Let's see what comes out.

Books and Writing

DotComIt has continued to chug along in a stable position. I continue to write and publish books in the Learn With series and that is the primary focus of DotComIt right now, but I still take on consulting projects as they come up, so if you have something I can help with don't hesitate to reach out.

I'm a quarter of a way through a book focused on RXJS, an Observable library used heavily in Angular. The progress is not nearly as quick as I had hoped, but it is moving along. I keep restructuring the chapters to avoid interrelated dependencies. I haven't found the time and energy to push this thing out, unfortunately. Writer updates are boring, so I'll spare you all the details.

I continue to post weekly on my personal blog--right here. I published 53 posts in 2019. In 2020, I expect to pull back on my weekly publishing schedule so I can focus on redoing the blog design in order to make it more mobile friendly and easier to navigate.


I don't often talk about specifics of my projects, because I'm often bound by different legal documents that prevent me from sharing specifics. But you may have noticed that I contributed a bunch of blog posts to the Disney Streaming Services blog. They had a big launch last year and I'm part of the team that built some back-end tools. It has been the most high-profile, public, launch I've ever been involved in.


On a personal note, I continue to write and record music, and want to increase that in 2020. The balance helps me keep my mind fresh and stave off any burn out from all the programming and writing. I broke my first drumsticks 2 months ago laying down the track for a new song which I'm really excited about. I've also been experimenting with some video recordings of some live performances. If anything happens with this stuff, I'll post about it here, even if it is not the tech content you signed up for.

Final Thoughts

That is about it for me. I'm planning a trip to Star Wars Galaxy Edge shortly, and hope to have a more relaxing vacation at some future point.