In this section you'll find my activity log. Books I have been reading, music I've enjoyed, work stuff, side projects I am working on... and any other stuff I might spend my time on
In the past months my life has change quite a bit but not as much as it plans to change. Here's some of the stuff I've been up to:
Got accepted in the University of San Francisco in the MS in Computer Science program, wooohooooo!!!!! 🎉🎉🎉
Done a lot of administrative stuff for the student visa
Left SAP - after a 4 year period my life at SAP has ended, and I must admit, it felt weird at first. But I am extremely excited for what comes next
I have been working as a consultant:
Trying to finish my doubles-tournament library. It's been in hold for too long, hopefully I'll be done soon
Read some awesome books such as Leadership Strategy and Tactics, Never split the difference, Clean Architecture, Greenlights, Stoicism for a modern world, The best we could do, 14 Habits of Highly Productive Developers, Grokking Algorithms and some more in the pipeline...
Binge watching Mr.Robot
In the month of January I have...
Moved into a new apartment! Not only we have more space, my girlfriend and I now have each a personal office, extremely convenient as we both have many calls and can be distracting.
She also gave me an amazing gift for my new office: a whiteboard! I love it!! I highly recommend one, the exercise of thinking while drawing/writing and easily erasing and re-drawing is so much fun!
Added MailChimp to the blog! You can now subscribe and receive updates on my blog. You'll receive a maximum of one email every two weeks so hopefully it's not too spammy (and only if I have updated a new post).
Inherited my mom's old iPad which I have been using heavy for reading. I used to read paperback books so it was a pleasant surprise to see that it is also quite comfortable to read in the iPad. Specially due to the backlight, it is a huge plus.
Worked on a library to create round robin and brackets doubles tournament. It is an interesting project and turned out to be more complex than I initially expected. I'll write a blog post detailing more on this.
Been honing my barbecue chef skills
Read also The Clean Coder - fantastic book. For other developers like myself with around 4 years of experience it was a nice and easy read, and definitely a mandatory one for developers who are starting their career. Every suggestion, recommendation or lesson are based on previous experience which the author doesn't sugar coat, and openly details his mistakes - to me this is a great reminder for oneself, Do not fear to commit mistakes, keep trying.
In the month of December I have...
As the MS applications consumed some time, I haven't been able to do as much as I would have liked, nonetheless, I also have...
Merry Christmas everyone and happy new year!