One thing I always thought I'd do with this eponymous blog is tell more personal stories at some point. I work enough that the content pretty much reflects my life -- but unlike earlier in my career, now I try and to take vacations to periodically reset and refresh. This blog post talks about one of them.
If you've ever been to Austin for SXSW, what you may not know is that it's spring break - not just "for geeks," but for many schools in Texas, including UT Austin. So I requested to have my SXSW session on opening day, then left with the family for a full week the next morning.