What’s happening right now, as of February 25th, 2023.
In a nutshell, I am:
- studying Estonian
- planning my next long trip
- finding new ways to be an engineer
- lifting weights in the gym
Yesterday, the Estonian Republic turned 105. Head Eesti Vabariigi 105. aastapäeva!
I’ve been studying Estonian from a good book and I feel like I’m making progress. I’m also arranging for private tutoring.
Exploring the world
I’ve bought tickets to Jakarta for the end of September. It’s planned to be the longest vacation I’ve had in years. I’m reading a travel guide to Indonesia. I may target a scuba diving certification this summer.
I’ve been working in Glia for 2 years 8 months. It’s my longest tenure in my career to date.
As of last August 1st, I’ve taken the role of Engineering Manager. I must say, it’s growing on me. I’ve started reintroducing more technical elements into the role. After reading an interesting article from The Pragmatic Engineer newsletter, I’ve decided I’ll focus on staying hands-on (e.g., writing great docs, working on low-priority tasks and making life of the team better by joining on-call rotation and constantly honing our alerting system).
In the past month, I’ve started being more regular in the gym. I haven’t run in a while. It’s still too cold for my taste.
I’ve read around 400 books between August 5, 1989 and today - click the link and select the “Read” filter.
Bonus: I have a TinyCat page.
This is a recent picture of me, taken by a pro during the last company event:
Credit goes to Derek Sivers for the idea of the Now page.