TED is great. It helps you remember that your job and subject is just a little piece of the whole world. It helps to look back into your life, analyze what wasn’t exactly right and learn it for the future. It helps you to generate ideas on your own.
This was my first New Year holiday week spent abroad. I tried to combine a comfortable climate (+25 in January, can you believe it?!) with cultural learning. And this idea worked out pretty fine!
The destination was the Arabian Gulf. I’ve got 3 days in Dubai/UAE and 4 days more in Oman. These two periods were so contrasting! Skyscrapers vs. traditional architecture, expat-friendly vs. traditional, urbanism vs. nature! The list of “mutually exclusive paragraphs” between two locations may go on endlessly!
But let me try to explain such experience as I usually do: by 10 thoughts.
Disclaimer: this post is not about personal praise, arrogance and chattery. It’s just a checklist of strikethrough items in my life. Remember, this is my personal blog and I want to write about my life.
There is a popular tradition to summarize things done during the outgoing year. I’m personally doing this second year in a row. You might ask what’s the matter of this?
Well, for me it’s a great opportunity to realize how far did I push my life in the fixed time range. This way is great to measure your progress and set the appropriate goals for the future.
I started to remember why did I start blogging. The answer is “to collect my experience and share it publicly”. So, I’ll keep this going and now I want to remember how to upgrade the Cassandra cluster smoothly with no downtime.
For now I don’t have anything special in my engineering path to share with IT community. One way I would suggest you, my dear reader (if you really exist) – relax and take my thoughts about travelling.
One year ago the first Jenkins 2.x release has changed the product paradigm dramatically. Now you don’t have to waste hours clicking UI buttons calling shell scripts from stage windows. Now you can do almost everything from a source code.
A couple of weeks ago I was celebrated a university graduation. Well, what does the “celebrated” mean? I just picked my diploma and went back to work. But nevermind.