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Fairwell 2017. New Year – new challenges

The end of this crazy year is almost around the corner, and I guess it’s the time to summarise it.

Traveling

We finally got some time to travel abroad. Scotland was the destination. Nadia and I think on planning one more trip there; this time checking the West Coast of the country. Edinburgh, is definitely the city to consider moving, in case I’ll ever get tired of Cyprus.

Working

2017 passed by the aegis of “Hold my beer!” Number of really challenging projects that were successfully launched in 2017. Couple of zombie-projects that had to be resurrected from the nearly dead condition so they could survive Black Friday and Christmas sales. And they did!

Surprisingly found myself coding lots of JavaScript at work and free time. Never thought of becoming a frontend developer, and still not planning to, but JS appears on my way more frequently then I expected (huh!).

Free Time

Is there any, duh?.. 2017 was full of different pivoting moments. Health wise, 3-month gym challenge proved that I can’t stand without it for long. It seems that this hobby is here to stay.

Hiking. I’d like to keep it on weekly basis, but apparently monthly period is more realistic (plus Cyprus is running out of hiking routes quiet fast with such pace!).

Back to normality. Apart of reading tech books, finally found some place for non-technical literature. Definite challenge of 2018 would be to finalise Hugo Awards list, which makes another 8-10 books remaining from 2017.

2018 Resolutions

Everyone likes lists. Lists are easier to memorise. It might help me remember, what I was planning for 2018. At least for a week.

  • Travel more!
  • More sports (Gym is fun, but with goal setting, is more challenging)
  • Figure out what kind of monster is(are): Python, Swift.
  • Pump my JavaScript/PHP madskillz.
  • Read more. A lot more.
  • Survive after quitting cigarettes.

Well, this looks like a list that I can accomplish, or at least try to 🙂

Happy New Year y’all! Now lots of food, festive mood, and wishes health, happiness, and whatever crazy comes in mind…

Over & out.

Social media: Detoxification

It’s one of those posts at the end of the year, summing up the results of 2014 and preparing for 2015.

As the main challenge of 2015, I’ll be slowly leaving social media towards old school writing and mumbling about different daily stuff in my blog.

  • September 2014 – vk.com account closed.
  • December 2014 – Instagram account closed.
  • Facebook account – remains for cross-posting
  • Google+ – do I still have it?
  • Twitter – never been writing there much, mostly used by Social plugin in my blog.

Too much time wasted for repetitive information flow in social media.

Enormously small percentage of that data is useful. Plus, most of the people in friends list are known personally – so why spoiling the opportunity of sharing something good personally. Socialise offline! 😉