First of all the house was amazing. It was a perfect weekend for spending some time with some very good friends and doing so in a stunningly beautiful location. We also got to meet Drew and Maika's new baby boy Val. Also during our stay we made a new friend, Rampage, the winery dog. I'll let the photos do the rest of describing the weekend.
Shortly after we returned from Rome I made the career move from Epicor to Teachscape. I was at Epicor for over 9 years. I think I stayed there too long to be honest. I guess I was always hoping that they could turn things around but after too many missed opportunities in my opinion it was time to move on. In a fortunate turn of events I had a recruiter contact me about a position in the city and for a great company. Teachscape is a very nice change of pace for me and I am extremely happy with the move. I am working with great technology and looking forward to being a valued member of the development team.
The job change comes with a huge change in lifestyle. I no longer commute via BART to the east bay and Jo and I walk to work together in the mornings and home in the evenings pretty much every day. We never have to touch a vehicle of any kind. We stop at the Starbucks right in front of the gate to China Town on our way into work. It's down right civilized. Working and living in the city makes me feel like I am truly a resident of San Francisco now that I don't have to commute out during the week.
Well there's been a lot more to write about but I'll have to save more for other posts.
So I recently ran across a new razor on the Yanko Design site.
The Safety Razor, Redesigned
Here is the Standard Razor web site if you are interested.
I really like the minimalist design of both of these razors and they do look quite similar. My Merkur Futur razor is shown below.
I'm enjoying working with WordPress as well. So I'll keep ChitiGraf.net for posts related to Jo and I and the software development posts will all be on my new blog.