Where is Dmitri?
In 2007 I almost disappeared. With a cosmic size of today's blogosphere noone would possibly notice, but in case you wonder what's on:
First, I had my dream vacation: 10 days bare-boat sailing in BVI. For those who are not into sailing, bare-boat doesn't stand for boating bare naked. But it's not less fun. For 10 days I enjoyed living a totally different life with totally different people in a totally different environment. None of my past accomplishments worth a dime and the things that matter is whether you strong, a good sailor, and
Second, I got called for a juror duty. This turned to be an interesting experience. Although not selected for the trial, I had a look behind the curtainS of the justice system. It also turned out a great programming retreat. In the office I don't have much chance to brush my programming. Here, sitting with my laptop in a huge lodge with ~200 people I found myself very productive catching up on programming.
Third, and the most exciting: a new born baby! With this I am taking some time off. More details are shared with close friends.
And all in between was tightly stuffed with my "Director of Software Development" duties.
I am not to make excuses, but to make a statement: I am back. In March, I may only do as little as another Reader's digest. But many ideas are drafted; as the spring comes, expect them to blossom here on www.softwarefrontier.com.