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That moment when I had to use cash after almost 3 years

For the past three years, I made 100% of my daily payments using Apple Pay. Two weeks ago, I decided that it was time to sell my Bradley 4 rack smoker on Gumtree and my journey started. The buyer came home, we plugged the smoker to see that everything worked properly, he made the payment in cash, and he took it. For over the years I’ve been intrigged on how easy it is for human beings to get “rusty” on acquired skills when we stop using them regularly.

2018 reading list

The year is 2018, and a vast number of challenges are ahead of me as I joined a new team as an infrastructure engineering manager. To overcome such challenges, I felt the need to educate myself on areas which I didn’t develope while I was an IC. Unfortunately, searching topics about management is not as easy as googling “How to install kubernetes on Ubuntu 16.04” or “How to attach to a docker container” so I decided to go old-school.

From IC into Management 101

Agent J: [Talking to Agent K in the MIB elevator] All right, I’m in. ’Cause there’s some next-level shit going on around here, and I’m with that. But before Y’all get to beaming me up, there’s just a few things you should know. First off, you chose me, so you recognize the skills. And I want nobody calling me ‘son’ or ‘kid’ or ‘sport’ or nothing like that, cool?