Long time no update… Where to begin?
Last year probably gets the title “Year of losing electronics”. I won’t go into details, but in short I got the following stolen:
- Three laptops
- One tablet
- One camera
- Two mobile phones
- A portable gaming console emulator
In one of the cases I was a little bit too trusting and the other was when my bag was unattended a short while. Thank $DEITY that I had proper insurance… Yes, it was annoying to lose those things, but they’re just things. Things can always be replaced, but data can’t. This is how I learned to take proper backups. Now I’m using DejaDup and rsync to do backups to my “home server”, and from that I do an offsite backup to my hosting provider. This should be enough for the next disaster, right?
Hmm, what other things has happened? Last spring when I was in Hong Kong I took the ferry over to Macau and tried the world’s highest bungy jump (233m). It was a bit disappointing. The scariest part was standing with my toes over the edge and looking down, but when I had started to fall it wasn’t so bad. I must be built the wrong way since I didn’t get a crazy adrenalin rush. Strange…
Anyway, I switched jobs in January to something I thought was going to be very good. Let’s just say that I got sort of blinded by the technology and didn’t look into what kind of working environment I would end up in. It turned out to be a less than pleasant working environment. The positive side of that is that I now know in what kind of company I really don’t want to work… Another very positive thing is that it in the end gave me the opportunity to move to Berlin, where I’ve now been living since two weeks.
Berlin is very interesting. The tech scene in Berlin is more or less crazy. There’s tons of meetups, hackspaces, coworking places and startups. It’s amazing. I’ve also been quite active in looking for jobs and I got a very interesting offer quickly, although I won’t write about it before I’ve signed a contract…:-)