Sorry I’ve been a little AWOL (Away Without Official Leave) lately and wanted to explain why.
Anyone that’s known me for a little bit might know that I am an Ocean Engineer by training and a shipbuilder by profession (or for punishment for some sort of sins in a past life). When I say ship I mean large vessels (stuff I’ve worked on for the US Navy include LCS Freedom, LCS independence, LHA, DDG, LPD. For the US Coast Guard the National Security Cutter, and more commercial vessels than I can count…).
I’ve spent the last 15 years working for a software company that produces design software for building these ships.
After recently discovering that I’d been criminally undervalued at my company I decided to make a switch and all of the stars aligned to provide me with an incredible opportunity.
I’ve now resigned from my previous employer (this is my last few days there) and will be taking up a brand new position shortly where I’m transitioning out of shipbuilding entirely to be the principal data architect for a lab full of scientists. I’m beyond excited about this opportunity.
What this means here is that I’m likely to be quite busy during the transition as I start this (entirely new and different) career path. I joke that most men in a mid-life crisis buy sports cars. I apparently decide to try out an entirely new career…
I’m still here, just busier than usual. Don’t hesitate to ping me or @ mention me as usual, just please be understanding if I’m a little slow(er) to respond. Excelsior!