Not so typical year of a programmer

Dare if you can – write about how things the way there are. I am not ashamed to write about my life. Why? Because its mine – and I can do whatever I want with it.

Anyways – a lot of things have happened lately:

  • my wife has survived a cancer (everything looks good now)
  • my mother-in-law passed away to an aggressive cancer
  • my company is almost bankrupt
  • I have managed to keep my head ”sane”
  • I have learned new things in programming and in approaching programming in general
  • my father had a stroke and is basically 1/4th paralyzed

My kids are alright, I have learned to appreciate life as it is. Our dogs have grown to like me more than my wife (because I’m working at my home office nowadays).

I haven’t quit smoking. I still have some issues with alcohol – yes, I am an alcoholic-type-of-person; give me one drink and I will drink like 3 days in a roll.

I would like to switch full time to Linux (ubuntu or whatever distro) but the hardware sucks and I haven’t figured out how to do a proper installation of whatever Linux distro on either Macbook Pro or MacBook Air (old models I have, somewhere along time lines of 2009–2010).

I would really want to switch to Android but the UI performance on Android sucks. Especially the Google Chrome browser feels like a piece of shit. Try for example this very very light web site http://m.yle.fi/uutiset and do some scrolling. Notice how the page feels like junk. And then try the same site with iPhone – what a difference!

Rant – this what this writing is all about.

I will be 50 within 2 months and I still consider myself as a pro-programmer. Internet ”thinks” I am a dead programmer. So I have a good challenge to take on for year 2016.

Happy new year everyone – hope your life is interesting – with less ”not so nice things” happening around you.

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