New happenings

Just figured I’d post quick since I haven’t in a while and I wanted to ‘touch base’ with my blog:

  • I have finally moved to Long Island and am working remotely full time.  It’s a weird experience, but not one I hate, at least not yet.
  • The weather down here has been very nice, and where I am living is beautiful.  I’ve also enjoyed watching the Mets both make me happy and break my heart.
  • I am getting an iPad.  Remember my previous post, Where’s my iTablet? Yeah, I played with the gadget in the Apple store and was very impressed with it.  Also, the announcements of the Courier and the Slate being canned basically made this decision pretty easy.  I still want a pen, I still want something I can use next to my desk to jot quick scribbles down (and not with my finger) but I believe iPad experience will be awesome and I cannot wait until I get it.  Apple wins, yet again.
  • That personal website is on hiatus until I get a big chunk of time to work on it.  I cannot wait until it’s done however, it’s my first Django application.

My Name is Matthew Doyle, and I am Moving

So it’s been a while since I have posted.  Every  blog ‘dos and donts’ post tell you a) stick to a schedule and b) to not apologize for your lack of posts.  Rule breaking time:  I haven’t stuck to any schedule and I apologize for my absence.  I am mainly sorry to myself:  blogging makes me happy most of all, gets me focused on what I think is important.

When I started this blog, I tried to keep it mostly professional.  I am finding this to be too difficult.  Who I am as a person and my personal life is very important to me.  Therefore, I will start blogging about me;  that which makes me human.

My name is Matthew Doyle.  I currently live in Rochester, NY with my fiancee, Elise and two cats named Rupee and Craig.  I own every latest generation gaming console, but don’t consider myself a hardcore gamer, and I hate online play.  I don’t read books often but I read many blogs, I like to laugh, and I have a dry, offbeat sense of humor which quite frankly I think to be charming.  I am not very political, but if a gun was held to my head, I’d say I lean Republican, although I think the current divided political structure is crap and would give up any title to stop arguing and start making changes.  I am an avid fan of baseball and cannot stand watching football.  I think that’s about how much I want to say about myself.  Oh, and I program.

Montauk PointI also happen to be moving.  After thinking about our situation here in Rochester, my fiancee and I have decided to pack up and move to Long Island.  We both were up in Rochester for our college years:  I went to RIT and she went to SUNY Geneseo.  We both had a lot of great experiences.  We are both employed.

I grew up on Long Island, and she grew up in a nice suburban area in Maryland similar to where I lived.  Our jobs hold us to Rochester, and we’ve determined that family is important to us. It’s time to move on.

So what will become of me?  I don’t know, and that’s perfectly fine with me!  It’s usually the case where I err on the side of caution and it feels exciting to try something different.  These things happen for a reason and I am ready for the challenge.

What will become of my blog?  I cannot say.  I don’t want it to become purely personal as my goals are to grow professionally through it.  I also don’t want it to become just another techie’s blog.  I think what I will do is try to post at least 3 things monthly that relate to tech, such as current projects I am working on.  However, within those posts I will aim to post some stuff that is going on personally.  For example, I want to post about my experience trying to get movers eventually (hint:  it’s a ton of work and I cannot decide if I like how it’s going yet or not).

Thank you for reading, and see you on the island!