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Cliche To write a blog

Found at: dusted.dk:70/pages/phlog/2016-12-31.txt

Cliche
To write a blog entry on the last day of the year, I know. But it was not my
intention to do so. I've wanted to do this for a while. 2016 was a pretty good
year for me. I've been enjoying my job,  but I work with very smart people and
that sometimes gets to me, I am not sure if I suffer from a bad case of
dunning-krueger, or the imposter syndrome, maybe both. But there are days when
I get stuff done, and manage to leave with a feeling of success, and those are
the days that makes it worth it.
Besides from work, I've been saving money, so now I have enough to buy my first
house, so I won't be the 30 year old guy living in his moms attic anymore.
People often find it hard to understand why I still
live at home, but the explanation is simple; I've not had any good reason not
to. I've never felt any crushing desire to "stand on my own", I enjoy doing the
things I do, and living at home has allowed me more time to do so, so, why not?
But anyway, papers are signed, so if lawyer tells me everything is great, then
I'll be a home-owner, so I will have to acquire some new skills. Unfortunately
house maintenance cannot be done with shell-scripts (though I'll be sure to
somehow include those as well! I alredy have plans for setting up a network of
sensors to monitor temperature, moisture and light in all rooms and in the
attic, just.. There could be interesting visualisations made from that).
Other things are happening about which I am excited, but this is my blog, and I
will not include in it the life-events of those around me, as I feel that would
be a compromise of their privacy.
I hope that 2017 will bring more coding, both in my work, where I've found that
I am often quick to pick up sysadmin and build-system related tasks, which I do
think has helped everybody be more productive and contributed positively to the
project as a whole. However, I feel like I'm falling behind the code-base a bit
and it is not always that I'm up to date on what's happening everywhere, which
is something I feel like I need to be in order to be most productive and for
coming up with the most elegant solution. I don't like to just pour out code, I
want to write exactly what the system needs to to from what it is to what it 
should be, and nothing more. I'm much a minimalist in that regard, and I need
to be careful in balancing between elegant and efficient and convoluted mess.
Enough about work
I really hope to be able to find the energy to do new stuff on my own time,
creating is very important to me. I consume a lot, and I really feel like there
need to be a balance between consuming and creating. I also hope that I can
have a better year of mountainbiking than this one, where I barely touched the
bike. So, this was a lot about nothing, I hope the world will be a better place
the last day of 2017. That we will not let ourselves be choked in acceptance of
lunatics in the name of free speech and political correctness. I hope that 2017
will be a year where rational, logical reasoning and science will be more used
than they have been this 2016, the year of anti-vaxxers, vegans, trump, SJWs
and a newfound pride in blatant ignorance.
  - DusteD signing off, happy new year, and may we be saved from each other....


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