A challenging, eventful, and rewarding year.
At work, we released Go 1. I couldn’t be more proud of what we acheived with the help of our amazing community. I was also honored to sit beside Ken on a panel at Google I/O, and wrote what I think is my best talk to date.
It has been a year of much travelling. I moved from one house into two separated by nearly 800 kilometres, and flew twice a week on average.
I spent a quarter of the year overseas on trips to the United States, Europe and Asia. Of everywhere I visited, I thoroughly enjoyed New York (Louis CK at the Comedy Store, Sleep No More, friends and family), Amsterdam (art, bikes), and Zurich (more art and friends).
Speaking inside a defunct nuclear reactor hall in Stockholm was pretty special, too. :–)
While most of that travel was for work, I was also lucky enough to visit Borneo with my family in November. I can particularly recommend Bako National Park and the village of Pa'Lungan, both in Sarawak.
I renewed my love for cycling.
For the first time since starting at Google, I found the time to work on music again. Among other things, my housemate and I have been collaborating on some bass music. I also started putting together a modular synthesizer, which is way too much fun.
The animals had a good year, too.
My rabbit Arnie was joined by a lady rabbit named Amelia, with whom he had no less than 12 babies. We kept two of them, and gave one to a friend. (The rest went to the pet shop or were fed to a snake.)
We also adopted a rabbit that just showed up on our property one day.
We took on 13 chickens and 6 ducks, although now we only have 12 and 3 respectively due to the aforementioned snake.
Of course, we bred more guinea pigs. This is Percy, one of our more spectacular boars.
I am truly thankful to the amazing people that I seem to find everywhere around me. You have made me improbably happy. I hope to see you again soon.
Happy New Year.
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Jan 2 2013, 3:07 PMRob Gerrand responded:Love the photos, and the comments. Happy New Year!
Apr 26 2013, 10:48 PMMichael Lvjie responded:That are really best pictures, thanks for sharing with all of US