What's happening right now, as of December 26th, 2020. For reflections on the past, see the page of Retrospectives.
I've been working in a new company. It will be 8 months tomorrow. It's still great.
My life-long journey to becoming a good engineer is going on (it being life-long means that it will probably go on as long as I do, unless unexpected events). I'm focusing on prepping up for feature leading and evangelism.
Feature leading is a big experiment in holistic thinking, planning, and leading the development of a small feature and I'm very excited about it and humbled by the fact I'm allowed to experiment.
On the side of evangelism, I plan to write something interesting in the Elixir space. In the longer run, I intend to attend conferences and speak about interesting projects, but that's still far on the horizon.
I'm not running as much as in summer. I don't have much in the way of excuses, I'm just doing it less, at least for the winter.
The first batch of vaccines against COVID-19 has landed in Tallinn, so I guess I'll be able to plan trips again hopefully by the summer. It's lockdown time and I'm not going to bars or restaurants, just walking around. I plan to visit Italy, but not sure how soon.
I haven't figured out on what yet, but it will come. Sure is about Elixir.
This is ambitious but I'm reading On Writing by Stephen King so it should come easily, right? :) The plan is at 1K words a day, for a novel of 180K words. If I have to scale it back to 500 words/day I'm still fine with it. King suggests to have a full book in a season, i.e., three months, so if everything goes according to plans I'll have a first draft by end of March. Fingers crossed.
I'm pushing on doing three lessons per week, and I plan to keep pushing.
I got back on studying Russian and I'm glad I did. Also here, three 30-minutes lessons a week.
I've subscribed to Spotify Premium and I pledged to explore music. The strategy is to listen to at least one piece every day from an artist I don't know (or even an unknown piece from one I know). I've been doing it for a couple of weeks already and it feels great.
Bonus: I have a TinyCat page
I look like this today:
I credit Derek Sivers for the idea of the Now page.