I parted ways from IBM as a full-time employee at the end of February, 2009. I was brought back a few weeks later for a part-time gig working on a compiler design. That lasted until early September 2009.
I then decided to take a break from programming. Having put the bread on the table working as a programmer and research scientist for over forty years, I stepped back from my terminal to see what life was like on the other side.
Life was good — it still is.
I felt no urge to do any serious coding until recently, when one of my children suggested an interesting software challenge. Since attacking it will mainly involve lots of string processing, and to help bring my programming skills, such as they are, back up to snuff, I have decided to begin by resuming work on the port of Macro Spitbol to Linux.
I’ll write about that effort in the next post.
In any event, hope to see you soon on github.