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This will be a short post, but I’ve been busy this year.
The main reasons i’ve not posted in a while are due to personal events and all the efforts I spent with home improvement (also known as house crafting).
Will focus on ``crafter'' stuff.
This year has been quite interesting in terms of technology, and coaching:
I started 2 projects
I kept an internal project alive
I now mentor 7 software architects (the kind that code)
couple of pre-sales
couple of practice activities, RACI with our PMO office, some security stuff
and a lot more
Next year should be a transition year for me, with more coaching. lets see.
Couple of the things I learned this year:
Kafka (I know many of the patterns, but used it for the first time)
Lot of integration work done with Spring Integration
A lot more of Clojure This is now drastically affecting the way I code in any language, FP or OO.
New business area (Natural and organic food distribution)
Few things on my plate next year:
A lot more clojure, I may actually create my next post using clojure.
A lot more coaching at work.
New projects i’m not aware of at this moment
A lot has been going on this year in this area.
One of our main objective is to complete most of the house repair and improvement ASAP.
My own personal objective is to get it done sometime in 2023.
This year, and due to the pandemic and the ``work from home'' challenges, 8 months was spent building a new office from the ground up. A lot of challenges was also included
Here are some of the key criteria for my new Office:
use space in our house we do not use well, yet, not use any of the rooms we currently have (they are all occupied).
must be closed with a door
more important than a door, must be soundproofed, not so much for me, but for other occupants that are living in this house and suffer from me speaking all day on voice chat.
needs to be fully finished so that I can move my work and personal computers
can’t start a new house crafting project before this one is done
fix all the stuff that needs to be fixed where I build this office
We settled to a space in the middle of the house, which we dont use beside to go from one living room to a bedroom.
Here are some things that had to be fixed or completed prior to raising news walls:
fix a leak I thought was coming from a foundation crack. This happened to be my drain pipe cracked over 8 feet long.
fix a foundation crack
insulate a exterior wall
move water supply pipes to a reachable area
install a 30 amp power cable to the pool heatpump
replace the dangerous electric panel
move a lot of power outlets, switches, light fixtures to accomodate the new room I’m building
The office itself is just the right size, 8’ by 12’. It’s made of 2x6 walls with 2x4 studs staggered, insulation, sonopan, and multiple layers of 5/8 drywall, a solid wood door, and acoustic ceiling, and more.
This one was simple, yet took me more than 1 month to complete. I had to repair one wall in each room due to previous unfinished repairs / project started years ago (contradicting our high level objectives :D). So mudding, replacing defecting convection heaters, painting, installing trims (another incomplete past improvement).
As of today, we’re only left to paint the trims (next weekend).
Few things on my plate next year:
Creating a bathroom in a place you cant call a bathroom anymore, and where everything is leaking, and is unusable for few years.
Fixing a concrete balcony
Fixing a paver pathway
Continue learning and crafting anything and everything.
I really like the fact that this post is only for anyone using RSS. I dont see this as quality content, but more about a slice of my life.
Some of the post ideas I have on my list:
house crafting past projects, and current projects
more of this RSS only posts
Not sure if I’ll be able to post again this year, If not, have a happy New Year and see you next year!