November 2023

Now, Archived

Howdy friend! It’s the start of November in the year of our Lorde twenty-twenty-three. This page is here to keep you—the readers—up to date with my life and times.

The goal is to be a bridge between the curation of self that is my about page, and the overshare of a daily blog. My hope is that this update finds you well, happy, and healthy mentally and otherwise.

As always I present you with present me.

James Mathias is giving a pleasant, contented smile wearing a grey cable knit sweater, and a black, orange and brown Oakland athletics hat. His beard grey, and full, hair grown in.
“Hello friend!” ©2023

Well, it’s been a long while since last time, sorry about that. I’ve fallen in love with a new hobby and completely forsook this entire website.

On the reading front I hit a couple of duds, and took a break from reading for a bit. I have these seasons I go through of being really into things, and then cooling on them, but I always go back eventually.

I’ve now been at Mozilla for a little over a year, and it’s been mostly good, but also pretty stressful and in some ways frustrating.

I’m keeping myself positive about the whole thing and trying to take small steps towards alleviating both the stresses and frustrations.

We’ve done a few more website releases, and in fact just released version 1.3.0 last Thursday!

In August I finally decided to stop hiding from and making excuses about miniature painting. I just jumped in with both feet. I have not looked back and I am amassing a large collection of painted miniatures. I also started playing Warhammer 40k with my sons and it is my current favorite game.

I have a Tyranid Army that I’m painting in a custom Hive Fleet color scheme. Chaos Space Marines I’m planning to make into Iron Warriors. Orks (undecided), and I’ve collected a lot of Space Marines that will eventually be Salamanders.

I’m also building an Orruks army for Age of Sigmar who will be ironjaws and some kruleboyz.

Planning on writing about my hobby process, and sharing photos of the stuff I’m working through, but in the meantime you can check out my Instagram as I try to figure out the best way to take photos of these little projects.

I’ve reduced my game collection by over 500 games, and I’m planning another culling soon, gotta make room for the miniatures!

I’ve got another map release for Age of Steam coming this month. And really looking forward to making those maps.

Well that’s it for now, see ya next quarter!