Okay I know a lot of you guys might have been wondering what hole I went to hide myself in all these while…. well wonder no more.

It was WORK that hid me from thee (lol). It seems cliche doesn’t it… but it is the truth, I promise!. I have been working very hard these last few months to close out all my pending action points (don’t ask my why… I will explain later in my next post :) )

Work has a way of “trapping” us in a constant merry-go-round and we have to always consciously let ourselves understand that: “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” ; that’s the main reason I go to the cinemas to see a movie at least once a week. With that in mind, I always have a way of convincing myself that work is awesome. I really enjoy my work… programming is one of the best ways to relax for me; I mean I can just build cool stuffs to make my life easier and build stuffs that I use… you see where I am going with this?  … “Cool stuffs that I use“. Now that’s the problem, I have mostly been building stuffs that I use… for myself… outside work of course (at work you definitely build stuffs that others use). As a good engineer you should SHARE, CONTRIBUTE, GIVE BACK, etc..

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And so after pondering over these “facts” I decided to put myself out there (and the knowledge and experience I have gained too – mostly from the frustration you get from trying to make something cool work!) so that I can – who knows – inspire another software engineer out there by the little I have (and learn from others too). So from this month and henceforth I will be positively contributing to the Open Source (see how the first letters of the words spell OS: Operating System of the world.. :) ) community on GitHub (contributing code to cool open source projects) and on StackOverflow (my username is… guess…. alright I will tell you: TravellingSalesman). And let’s not forget Wikipedia too, especially the tech articles :) .

Finally, as they say: “Charity begins at home“; so I will make it a habit to update this blog at least once in two weeks (I know, two weeks is a long time but hey I gotta start somewhere… besides my life is busy as hell :) ) on important stuffs that happens in a “typical” software engineer’s life.

So until next time folks:

Stay Hungry… Stay Foolish…

 

Peace

 

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