I’m glad to see that Jeremy is taking a couple weeks off because I’m about to take a vacation too. Starting on May 22nd, I’m taking off until June 30th.
Back in grad school, it was easy to decide on a whim: “Okay 10 of us are going to fly into Utah, then do a road trip down to L.A. for SIGGRAPH! Bryce Canyon, here we come!” And I love working at Google, but getting the right balance between work and life is tricky. Last year, I resolved to start working eight-hour days, and I’ve been really glad for the extra time with my wife. So this year, I made a couple resolutions: first, to make Friday evenings a “date night.” We don’t have to go out on a date, but we do put away the computers, and that’s been great. The other resolution was to take a long vacation.
When I get back, I’m going to take my Gmail inbox and start fresh by completely archiving it. So if you need to email something important, you’ll have to contact me again when I get back. I don’t know how much I’ll write on the blog, so if postings are scarce, you’ll know why.