Year 2016 retrospective

It’s always good to stop for a moment and look back at last sprint, month, quarter or, like this time, last year. It’s December, holiday season upon us, so let’s sit with a glass of good whisky and look what was going on in the last twelve months.

In 2016 I wrote astonishing number of five posts. Including this one. Obviously, my writing goals hasn’t been met at all. Not even close. Too bad for me and us all. But maybe it’s better not to write at all than write a shitty post every day.

So I’ve been busy. Up until March I had a lot of job interviews, in Berlin and in Poland. But I was aiming to get back to my home town and live full time with my family. I got tired of living in two different cities. Because of that I couldn’t get heads or tails of my life. I felt sick of constant commute, to be missing my close family and friends, and my private life which was basically nonexistent. Continue reading Year 2016 retrospective

How the professional crisis look like?

This year marked my ten years professional record of cool career in IT. During those years I did a lot of things with a lot of different technologies. I feel like I know a lot and I don’t know squat. I didn’t touched many technologies considered “modern”. I didn’t do that because most of the companies are still using stuff invented in 80s and 90s.

Today I’m questioning those 10 years work I’ve done. Today, I’m thinking of changing everything around.

When starting work I was a systems administrator dealing with Windows servers and some not too nice software. On top of that, I was fixing printers problems, fixing chairs, changing wires and solving network issues.

Then I got to know the insurance industry. It was great. Until I stopped learning and every day was just another day. I was smoking a lot, I was drinking a lot. I got fat. Then I woke up.

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