Shiny New Things

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Ever since I entered free software world in 2003, I loved trying out shiny new things. Shiny New Things is metaphor for new stuff, technologies that keep coming out every now and then. After starting professional life, trying out shiny new things has almost become non-existent for me, and I kind of became a follower of if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it motto. Although, looking back at those days, I feel like if weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be here 😄. I think I learnt much more in that phase, compared to what I learnt afterwards. My basics, foundation of my knowledege is rooted in that phase.

I noticed lots of folks around me like me who had that phase too, but aren’t part of it anymore, courtesy: no time for that shit. I don’t hate or despise them. Thankfully for me, in the past 2-3 years, ever since this realization hit me, I had this urge to come out of it, and be part of it again. This stagnation sucked, and it seems not aligned with my long term goal of learning forever. I think by not doing it, I’m giving up on myself. So, I think through this post, I am just reminding myself, it ain’t over ‘til it’s over. In the coming days, I hope to post more about my adventures, hoping to get back to the old me 😄. 頑張って!