I have updated this Ghost blog to version 0.7.0. It's a lot prettier and the screenshots online is what finally motivated up to update the blog from version 0.5.4.

In other news, I'm happy to announce that I have spent the last year or so working on an open source project called EpochTalk. It's a "next generation" forum built in Node (Hapi.js) with the frontend written in Angular 1.

It's been quite an experience working with this stack and I finally feel like I have a good handle on how everything works. Maybe at some point in the future, I'll write up a post on some of the things I've learned.

I've also been involved with another startup called HNL.io. It's weird going from architecting a stack for one open source project and then turning around and advising for another. I feel like I have a rich but still naive set of experiences to draw on, that I get to pass on to others.

Along the way, I've picked up the moniker of "main point of contact" for the local developer community called HICapacity. This involves a lot of meetings and logistics work but it's extremely gratifying in terms of being able to network with so many smart individuals. And the ability to actually say, "YES! There is a tech sector in Honolulu that is actually growing at a rapid pace!"

I think that's the majority of the big ticket items I haven't had the time to mention on this blog. I hope I don't pull another disappearing trick and not blog for another couple of month. Maybe I should hold myself to blogging at least once a week... hmm...