As the song goes, "La la how the life goes on". I noticed that I haven't updated this blog since March so I'll the obligatory update on my affairs and apologise for the silence, promise I'll blog more often etc. So here goes:
I've bought a flat! I can now do all kinds of crazy things, like dance around while code is compiling, really laugh out loud at internet jokes and really not giving a damn about what I wear or look like :)
I've also joined the Kifissia Youth Choir as a tenor and already took part in three concerts, I'm having a great time and met some wonderful people. I should've done this ages ago!
I still spend time doing voluntary work at the Greek Guide Association, with teenagers this time.
I'm still happily working with EDM Studio, creating a personalised visitor experience for schoolchildren visiting the Museum of Australian Democracy using RFID cards and crazy mesh technology. I got to pick and use cutting edge technologies like CouchDB and Cappuccino, but I don't think that was a very wise decision. Perhaps I'll find time to blog about it some day. There's also another huge project that we are consulting for, but I can't discuss details yet.
I'm still using Python, Twisted, PyObjC and Cocoa daily. I have various thoughts about how Python (and probably high-level languages in general) take away the pain of implementing what you want, while exposing the far deeper issue of actually finding out what you want. I may be a bit of a Python expert, but I still don't know a lot about graphics, async stuff and robust systems architecture. I am lucky enough to have a very experienced colleague who doesn't mind explaining the fundamentals again and again, so I'm getting better. Thanks Petr!
I find freelancing and working with a distributed team a very good fit for my lifestyle. I hope I can go on working like this!
I'm going to miss this year's EuroPython, but I hope next year I can go both to PyCon in San Francisco and to EuroPython in Firenze!
I've been slowly dropping out of Twitter - I've caught myself interrupting my workflow constantly, so I'm now checking it only the iPhone and via the web.
Till next time!
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