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A post after more than a year of absence: Things that happened in the last 400 days

OK! I know these all will be considered as excuses but I’m going to tell you anyway 😉

Caution: There’s not going to be anything interesting in this post 😀 ; just the story of why I’ve been absent in the last year and my plan for the future.

Last year was full of adventures for me. Lots of things happened, mostly good but there were challenging moments as well.

Moving to a new house

Exactly one year ago (Sep 21st 2016), we moved to a new house. After passing some difficult situation we finally could afford a small house in Tehran. We are very happy about it because the house is our own; therefore, we don’t need to pay any rent for it. This was a huge step for us because rentals are very high in Tehran and we can save more money now 🙂

The process of moving to another house in Iran is completely different from most other parts of the world; because, we have to transfer nearly all objects to a new house. Most houses in Iran are unfurnished and people usually transfer everything to a new house. So as you can imagine the process will be much harder.

We are now 3!

Yes! This is the best thing ever happened in my life. Our baby girl “Nika” was born 40 days ago. As a developer, actually, I never thought I could handle a baby. I thought I could not stand a baby more than 15 minutes; but, for me Nika is different. I can sit and stare at her for hours without being noticed. She is the best gift god could ever give us.

I can be now considered as a completely Linux guy

I started using Linux 3 years ago. By installing an Ubuntu alongside my Windows OS and used it for some web developments at Pichak (One of the best IT companies in Iran). I then moved to Fedora and used it for nearly 2 years on all of my machines. I also published a few posts about it which can be found here. But I realized a few difficulties with Fedora and decided to move to Arch. Arch is much better choice for me because it is very lightweight and customizable. One of the best things about Arch is that it does nothing until you tell it to. (I will post more about Arch Linux in future)

I learned a few other programming languages

After to moving to Linux, I forced to stop developing C# and .NET apps so I had to choose another programming languages to get my stuff done. After lots of research, I decided to learn more about Python, PHP, Bash and C++. When it comes to RDBMS, I prefer PostgreSQL and MariaDb and Mongo for NoSQL stuff.

That was a brief of what happened in the last 400 days for me. I’m going to build a habit to blog more frequently. What I really want is to make this place my social network instead of distracting ones like Facebook, instagram, etc. So stay tuned 🙂