Well, sort of at least.
I don’t even know what to say about this. Facebook needs go the way of the dinosaur.
Christmas and New Years are over, so I guess it is safe to publish my wishlist for 2019.
So, who knew? I got a new job, which means I will be leaving my employer through the last five years. Actually, it’s five years to the date.
For the most part, the last five years have been pretty good. I have had my share of big exciting projects, and I have been part of transforming a financial institution into a lean agile software machine. Well, we tried anyway.
Now that my last day loomes ever closer, I find myself being oddly at ease yet reflective. I suppose that is a good thing though. It suggests that the previous five years meant something on some level.
Leaving the familiar and venturing out into something new can be a bit unnerving, but this time around I feel much better prepared compared to earlier. I guess with age comes experience. Be that as it may, switching jobs will provide me with the space to do some of the things I want to do outside of work, but it also keeps me receptible to change. As a Scrum master I think it is important seek out new input and inspiration. In other words: staying lean and hungry. Over the course of the last 12 months sor so, I have felt more fat and lazy than I’d like, and that is all the reason I need to make a move.
I will continue to be a Scrum master, however, in a more scaled environment. I will also stay in finance, which I still find interesting.
Anyway, enough rambling, I have some packing to do.
I got Garmin Forerunner 630 for Christmas and this little bad boy actually supports Android notifications. Whow knew how much fun you could have with a phone OS that is actually being actively developed. So anyway, when my Fitbit started coming apart I started using the Garmin full time just to try out the whole wearable thing for a little while.
So far it works pretty smoothly. The Bluetooth connection seems to be rock solid, and I get most of my notifications on the watch now.
However, I am not sure what to use these notifications for at the moment. Now it’s my watch that vibrates instead of my phone (not really, they both vibrate). I guess the benefit is that I can quickly see if it’s a notification I have to react to or not.
For now I don’t really see the point, but at the same time I am oddly interested in this, so I will keep the experiment going a little while longer.
Windows Phone died some time ago, and many of us have moved on to Android and iOS. I moved to Android but I still miss the fluidity of Windows Phone.
Although most people have moved on, there are still a few die hards left. One of these made the video below, which only makes the death of WP so much sadder.