It has been a while since my last post. I am not sure why. My intention was to keep it rolling at least once a week. It was not a bad start either. I guess, I thought that a series of articles would help me focus. Since articles were technical, I gained a bit of recognition. So, why not continue? I was really busy at work, but knowing that is never an excuse for me, I kept looking.
Now, I realize that I felt obliged to keep the style. I didn’t want to steal readers’ time with my personal ramblings. Each time I started writing a new post, I found a different reason not to. Sometimes, I wasn’t happy with the quality. Some were a lot more time consuming than it should be, especially C++ ones. I wanted to write articles which were original if not extra-ordinary. Well, I couldn’t be more wrong. I have got to make mistakes and make them soon. Not only that, I know why I want to make mistakes. Here is the story.
Last month, I made a few important decisions about my life. Maybe the most important of all was to quit my job. It was a sudden decision. After a couple of though weeks, I managed to clean up my ongoing tasks and proved my sketches to my ex-co-workers. I had no plans, whatsoever. Initial reactions were like “- Where is your new workplace ? — There isn’t any “. Only a few close friends did not act as if I had lost my mind. Without a regret, I gave myself a few weeks of rest. A sabbatical year is not common among programmers, I suppose. I don’t want to be an exception either. Still, I couldn’t decide what to do. I’ve had times, considering opportunities abroad. Although, most suitable jobs for me are located in the States, family stuff keeps me in İstanbul. To keep a long story short, I want to target software developers and the reason of this alone requires a new post.
Yesterday, when I started my computer, I had over 500 unread posts on my reader. I read reluctantly until an inspiring post by Jeff Atwood. In my case, I feel like closing without a bookmark and going to open a random page. I want to keep reading this programming book and wish, I could read it all. It’s just that, I suspect a lifetime is not enough. There were still over 500 posts, waiting for me to read, but I decided to add one for you. For now, it looks like my adventures on inventing new ways to program will continue on this blog. I can wait a couple of more years. In the mean time, I hope this blog will gain weight and help me along. By the way, for a retirement plan, I imagine myself as a benevolent dictator of a new programming language ( a country would also do ) and bashing the young guys, who never stops coming with all kinds of strange ideas!
P.S. If you were expecting a WPF related article, soon I will write another post about an open source project of mine.