It might not be a big deal to you. Maybe you have been regularly flying for the past two years. Not my case. Last week I took the first flight since 2022, since hell broke loose πŸ₯² For me, that’s a big deal. It’s not like I wasn’t able to do that before but the […]

New blog design

For the past week or so I have been making time to work on a new theme for this blog. We software engineers can’t go for very long without making changes to our websites 😁 Be it the software running the site behind it (yes, I have done this several times) or the theme, the […]


I don’t like how the proper way of phrasing age in English looks like: “I’m 33 years old“. In Spanish, if we were to literally translate it to English it would look like “I’m 33 years“. Why couldn’t we adopt a new way of saying it? How does “I’m 33 years young” sound like? I’d […]

Isolation, day 49

πŸ”“ Unlocking the lockdown When the government gave the green light last Sunday to have a parent (1 not 2) have a 60 minutes walk with up to 3 children the streets of Barcelona were flooded with families breaking the guidelines. Entire families, not wearing masks and people sitting on the sun under the minimum […]

Isolation, day 42

🏠 πŸ”’ Most of us are very well prepared for this. Prepared to to live through this unprecedented lockdown most of us had never experienced before. This tweet made me saw it from a different perspective, no doubt. First, because the USA will never cease to amaze me, and second because there has been and […]

Isolation, day 35

πŸ₯šπŸ° Easter break This week was a little bit easier. Shorter. Here in Barcelona we had last Friday off all the way to Monday included. Four full days of vacation 🌴 A total shame we could not go out, the weather was fantastic β˜€οΈ So this week has been shorter, which has made surviving it […]

Isolation, day 28

I’m about to lose my concept of time and space πŸ€ͺ The worst thing is I feel it’s going to be another month at least stuck at home. I don’t know, nobody knows. I have been twenty-eight days with minimum contact with the outside world other than breathing some fresh air in the balcony. Cool […]

Isolation, day 21

Not sure if I’m passed the point where the isolation has challenged me. I have found my routines and even though it sucks I think we’ll push through. πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» Working I’m lucky enough to still be working, remotely. I’m grateful for that and it takes me eight hours a day, so that’s already a big […]

Isolation, day 14

πŸ’© I will not sugarcoat it, this sucks You don’t value what you have until you lose it. In this case the freedom to roam the streets, go to the office, to the school, take the bicycle to work and simply walk back home. Even though I shave, put on some “work” clothes, and try […]