Professionally, I'm currently working on simplifying complex integration solutions in the healthcare industry. There are a lot of older instruments and systems intermixed with newer instruments and systems, all using various protocols, new and old, proprietary and standard. It's a mess. But can it be simplified to a large extent? We think so.
My work is and has primarily been in Ruby for the last few years. I know the language well. It is my goto tool of choice. But, Golang will soon take its place for many reasons of which I won't get into in this paragraph. You can check my blog or wiki for more information.
Personally I'm working on a lot of things. Being a better person. Being a better father. Being a better husband. Those are almost givens, as I'm cosntantly trying to improve myself, little by little. Kaizen.
A number of years ago I got into running. I ran a lot of miles; a lot of them barefoot. It was fun. It still is. I learned a lot about myself. Now that I don't have as much time, I'm learning something new: weight lifting.
I'm fascinated with permaculture: ecological farming; sustainable living; however you want to define it. My home has become a huge project - and not just the typical remodeling of the interior. I'm currently in the process of designing a food forest on my property. To grow enough food to largely support myself and my family, while also providing food and habitat for wildlife and a place to relax and learn - that is the goal.