April 2019 Update

Luck is not on my side. I went to Milan for business, I’ve got the flu and stayed in the hotel room for the entire week. Is this a glorious waste of time and money? Probably. However, luck is a matter of attitude. So I have to think to this event as an important opportunity for reflection. (Yeah, I know…)

About personal life

I am trying to keep a positive attitude. Even if things this year are not going exactly as I planned, I think has not been a bad year. I did quite some stuff, I traveled a bit, and I met people.

However, I feel a bit swamped. To be swamped in the middle of a project is a natural behavior: when we are in the middle of a task we often feel worse than when we start, and we become more sloppy. In fact in our mind an “80% completed thing” feel very similar to a “40% completed thing”.

Therefore, even if I am advancing more than one thing, they are now all in the middle. So I don’t feel excitement for them and - at the same time - I cannot really smell their completion and, in the end, it feels like I am doing completely nothing for month. Oh, well.

About this blog

There are a couple of topics for this month. First I have a small starting guide for Kotlin in VS Code. I like Kotlin, but I am quite disaffected by IntelliJ. It is good; don’t get me wrong! But when I work on small-medium projects I do not want to boot all that stuff! Fortunately, we can run Kotlin in a lightweight way.

Then I started writing a follow-up to my article on AI mental health. This time I’ll start writing about “procrastinating AIs”.

Finally, I have a couple of light topics I am trying to drop in this month. I’ll try to update on them on Twitter.

As usual, let me know which one of these topics you are most interested into. I can shuffle things to prioritize the most important things.

Conclusion

I will conclude with the wise words of Vendrik, King of Drangleic: “Seek strenght; rhe rest will follow”.

Photo by Nikhil kumar on Unsplash

Header Image
March 2019 Update

This month I am a bit late; I have good reasons! A lot of things happened in between the end of February and the begin of March. So, it is better not to lose more time.

Read
Header Image
February 2019 Update

Here we are again on this monthly update in which I talk about everything and nothing — a small summary of what I am doing, arranging and brewing, both on tech than in life.

Read
Header Image
January 2019 Update

The new year has come and, with it, a plethora of new challenges! Life is never linear or straightforward: December has been the worst and the best month so far. Can January be even more disruptive? I …

Read
comments powered by Disqus