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What "Easy" means

written by tshirtman, on 3/7/14 1:08 AM.

As a techy, i often judge my abilities to do various things as an indication of my value. There is a problem with that, though, because for tasks of apparently similar complexities, there are some that i find extremely easy, and others that i struggle with.

An important difference between these task can be the time i spent struggling with them in the past, as well as how similar they are to others tasks i achieved. It’s easy to forget the price i paid to find them easy now. It was an investment of time and energy, if i was lucky, that investment was done willfully and by having fun, but not always.

But what it means is that just because i find a task easy, it doesn’t mean it’s easy for my co-workers or friends, even if i struggle with tasks which they do find easy, they aren’t better or worse than me (well, maybe they are, but it’s not that simple), they did different time investments, and so we can help each-other. And i should have as much understanding for their difficulties, that i hope they have of mine.

The idea behind this is that we all have a comfort zone, that we spent time digging, and it can be of different size, and of different depth. You can always dig at the same place, but chances are you’ll be limited in your movements, or you can dig all other the place, but chances are you won’t dig very deep, unless you spend all your time digging, but then you may grow tired of digging pretty fast. It’s important to have an habit of digging though, so you increase your comfort zone regularly, and make a lot of things easier for you, because that’s how you can really master things. Don’t worry, you won’t run out of places to dig.

So next time you find something hard, rejoice, you aren’t bad, you are just digging in a new place, out of your comfort zone, and you’ll conquer that space, if you want to.

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Updates

written by tshirtman, on 1/9/14 11:23 PM.

Hey, long time no see!

So quite a lot happened, and i’ve been neglecting this place for too long, i do intend to change that.

But first things first, let’s give some updates about life in general.

Last blog post was nearly a year ago, and i had just joined Majerti, while i had a wonderful time with them, we understood we had different visions, and resolved to continue each on our side after 6 months. I continued working on my own for some time, and had the great pleasure to participate in 2013′s Museomix event in Paris, having a wonderful time inventing an interactive “period room” in the Musée des arts décoratifs, near of the Louvre museum.

Pimp My Room

While I enjoyed doing consulting on my own, i got a very interesting offer from CloudWatt, to do OpenStack development with them. I had been interested by OpenStack for some time, and it was a perfect occasion to learn about new things.

Of course, my involvement in Kivy development is still very important to me, and a lot of my free time is focused on it, doing it more as a hobby has advantages and I hope it’ll allow me to push in new directions and experiment with things i delayed to try for too long.

In other news, i recently started reading real books (well, ebooks, but it’s about content ;)) again, instead of just news and short articles, i try to avoid “junk news” and put the interesting things in pocket, so i can read them later, if it appear they are as important as they seemed to be when i got accross them, delaying the reading seems a good strategy against reading everything i get accross, regardless of real interest. I’m reading mostly classics, but i had a few other interesting reads, and i may decide to post reviews of them from time to time.

Now, considering how bad i have been at keeping this blog alive, i resolved to post every single day, effective immediatly, i’ll have to find interesting things to say every day, but i’m pretty sure i can, that it’s a matter of habit. I know i have a habit of not starting conversations, answering to what others says instead, but it’s important to set our own direction, instead of being reactive all the time.

So, happy new year, and see you very soon :).

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