I am leaving Apple for a self-funded, extended sabbatical. It’s been a pleasure working and connecting with so many incredible people and teams for over 11 years — eight as a remote employee within Apple Cloud Services — and I’m going to miss it.

“You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”

Steve Jobs

After taking some time to relax, I plan to learn new things, and work out what is next. I will follow my heart, very possibly back to Apple, or maybe doing something else.

Putting a dent in the universe with colleagues across the planet has been a thrill. I’m proud to have built a sizeable internal community of remote engineers and seen the strong types of collaboration that can be created, both in person and digitally.

I love the incredible focus on the customer that makes Apple’s products and services the best on offer. I’m excited for the future of Apple, and thankful for the part that my now ex-colleagues play. If you are one of them, please stay in touch, I would love to hear from you any time. And Tim Tams are available any time, just ask.

Almost ready to travel again with family again, but in the meantime …

Animal Crossing running on Nintendo Switch consoles

Hello, I’m here for Depeche Mode 101, followed by Pulp Intro.

Photo of “Indiecollege”

Scale can be hard, but with iterative, documented process, redundancy planning, slack for the unexpected, and some flexibility, it can almost always be achieved without failure.

6x batch (Three months) worth of bolognese sauce in two pots

I’ve baked gluten free angel food cakes, cinnamon rolls, etc but nothing prepared me for a GF German Chocolate Cake, which looks so simple. Came out pretty well though.

Murrumbeena Record Fair today, a tiny one in Melbourne’s Southern suburbs. Was amazed to find these!

So glad I lived in an age where I could revisit my playlists decades later.