Long time, no blog

I haven’t blogged in over a year. I’ve been busy working at Teladoc.com, which I joined last March, and parenting.

I feel healthier because I’ve run 4-5 days a week since May (though I’ve been slacking slightly the past few weeks since the belated arrival of winter weather disrupted my after-work run ritual). I highly recommend regular exercise to everyone to boost physical and mental health. The best way to exercise consistently is to make it a regular habit. Pick a few specific times each week and commit to regularly exercising then. Something is better than nothing, so just go out and sweat, but don’t sweat it if you’re not up for a full workout each day. Just work out consistently.

I’m proud my kids are doing quite well at chess. They’ve learned to win and lose gracefully. They’ve learned that success requires hard work. As I write this, Lia (6) is the 14th-rated girl 7 and under and Daryl is the 76th-rated 9-yr-old. They’re also working hard to learn Chinese, and Daryl enjoys playing hockey.

If you’re a programmer, you might like my ever-growing list of tech resources. I’m eagerly learning Elm and Elixir/Erlang, but — because I work long hours and spend much of my weekends with the kids — it has been hard to devote as much time to them as I would like. I’m excited about functional programming; it’s the future because functional code is much more maintainable and scalable than object-oriented code.

Posted by James on Sunday, January 17, 2016