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This is a crosspost from   Computing – thinking out loud works in progress and scattered thoughts, often about computers. See the original post here.

Adam’s weekly (-ish) update, 2022-12-20

What’s new

The past few weeks have been on the intense side at work, so I completely lost track of the blog and haven’t had a chance to write much in that time. However, I’m now on a holiday break, and finally have time to sit down at a keyboard to write more than code and Slack messages.

One of the highlights of the past few weeks was a trip to San Jose, and the NVIDIA headquarters. I changed teams at work back in July, transferring from a group that was closely integrated with product management, to a more straightforward engineering team which designs and builds new high-performance computing systems.

This was the first chance I’ve had to meet up with other members of my new team in person, and it was a really wonderful experience to be in the same physical space as folks who were previously just images on my screen. I love working remotely, but it’s also great to be able to stand in front of a white board with someone and brainstorm, or get coffee and just have a chat with a coworker outside of a video call with an agenda.

(Plus, we were all careful and managed to avoid catching COVID from each other! Which was a win on its own.)

Now, for the next two weeks I’m off work, and planning to take some time to relax and spend time on projects that are harder to focus on during busy work weeks. Expect (maybe) less about computers in my blog and social feeds, and more about D&D, baking, and tasty cocktails.

What I’m reading, watching, and listening to

I’ve been a bit too scattered to focus on actual books the past few weeks, but I did find time for a few interesting articles and podcasts. In particular,

Recent recipes

Pet photos

A white calico cat and a gray tabby cat lounging on a large brown pet bed in front of a gas fireplace.
I’m pretty sure these two want me to turn the fireplace on.
A gray tabby cat lounges on a dog bed, while a golden doodle lays on the floor nearby and looks forlornly at the bed.
Just Percy bullying the dog by stealing his bed.