- PJManning ☕️🏄🏻♂️👨💻🍷✈️
- August '23
Stuck in Bali 🌋🌊
Does anybody actually work in August?? 🤔 🤣
Here's what's been going on...
Enjoyed the beauty of Galungan and Kuningan 🙏
Passed the Vue.js Certification program 👨💻
I got fat 🎅🏻 🍪 90kg! (I’m 185cm so 80-82kg is my sweet spot)
Galungan at Penglipuran Village
CURRENTLY IN EAST COAST, BALI
After the launch of my new service TravelDeveloper, I took a bit of time to chill (always happens after a launch 😜). Between work, getting a new project out the door, and other responsibilities, I really struggled to keep in shape. The surf has been HUGE and windy - and there’s not much else exercise I get so I ballooned to maybe the fattest I’ve ever been 90kg (198lbs)…don’t worry I won’t ever post mirror selfies 😂.
Here’s a view of one of my favorite restaurants though…while Bali’s packed - if you know the spots it’s still heaven ;)
To combat this I bought myself a fresh stick to motivate my fat ass 🍑 Hoping to get back down to 82kg by the end of October.
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Sooo after 6 months of painfully working on an Angular project with a team of 18 (4 being UI developers) - the team got pulled apart to work on other projects and and now the team is only about 5 people and I’m the only full-time UI developer on the project 😳
…no words 😂
If I could give anyone any advice looking for a dev job…
Stay at a small company (<50 people - I think ideally 10-20). That way you don’t have layers of BS…managers, project managers, product owners, executives, etc. Impossible to get anything done and causes constant friction.
Don’t go into finance unless it’s cutting edge tech (i.e. blockchain, or somewhere the tech is glorified). Finance relies on tech, but they don’t care about it or the team - they just expect it to work.
If in an interview they emphasize if you know SCRUM / Agile / JIRA…ask them why they use it and if you can see an example of a ticket or sprint. Just because these teams use these strategies/software doesn’t mean jack shit. So many bullshit meetings wasting everyone’s time and you get tickets like, “Make SSO - Enable user login.” 😳 No designs. No instructions.
I’ve gotten a few interested people / companies in TravelDeveloper, but no takers yet, so I’ve kept my intro pricing (50% off!). I think I’m going to keep this pricing through the end of 2023 to get the ball rolling.
PS If you have a project and you’re interested in working together…just book a call through the site to see if it’s right for you. Even bigger homie discounts for newsletter subscribers ;)
Waves of the month...
Where to go in September...
Product of the Month
I added 3 this month because they’ve all recently launched and there’s a great race to be the best new email tool. No more sendgrid/mailchimp/postmark :)