I had a pretty crazy period for the last week or so, and actually I still have a lot of the boring “real life” stuff to care of. Guess that’s what happens when you are switching states a little too often, at least for most practical purposes. I’m sure it will make for a good wrap-up post at the end of the year, but for now I find it a bit hectic.
Furthermore, it’s not only about getting around in a completely different country and surrounding – even considering how much the lush Dutch plains differ from alpine Switzerland. Mostly it comes to the fact that I have a lot of stuff to absorb, and make myself comfortable with, in order to get up-and-running in the new company I’ve found myself in.
So yeah, it happens that I’ve got a new job, and this one is actually pretty special. While it’s obviously about making nice and useful things technology and code, this time the scope and scale of it all is admittedly quite humbling. For the past few days of running between various different classes and talks, I feel less like a somewhat experienced developer, and more like a freshman at Hogwarts.
I hope, of course, that I will catch up on those new tricks before too long. But even if I fail to do six impossible things in the morning, I can still grab some lunch from the restaurant at the end of the universe :)