I’ve taken the majority of the last two years off work to help my wife raise our new son and also work on my own project, Dlayer.com.
Dlayer is not yet ready for promotion but it has improved massively between July 2013 and today, I would have loved to get more done in the time I had but how does the Lennon quote go, “Life is what happens while you are making other plans”.
When CodeSpaces went out of business, like a lot of other people, I lost some stuff, in my case it was just the SVN history for Dlayer but it was still data that I valued and because of the loss I can only look back at Dlayer’s near past.
When I return to work I am going to add a sub domain to Dlayer.com showing the before and now, mainly for my own purposes but if interested people can see how much it has evolved over time whilst still being very recognisable as Dlayer.
At the moment I am not sure how far back I can go, hopefully two or three years, I have a year of history on GitHub and I made manual backups occasionally by doing an SVN export.
I always enjoy going back to contracting, meeting new people, picking up new ideas, tackling a new problem and generally just working with peers, always something new to learn and you never know where it will come from.