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Breaking Radio Silence

I don't think many people noticed, but I haven't written a new post in almost three months and my last post was not too meaty (a campaign poster and a call to action).

Was ist los mit Roland?

The biggest thing that happened was that con­struc­tion on my house finally started at the beginning of July. This is by far the most time consuming project that is going on for me right now. I’ve had to make countless calls to con­trac­tors, materials suppliers, engineers and su­per­vi­sors. I’ve researched and studied various materials and methods for building, plumbing, insulation, wiring, ven­ti­la­tion, heating and vacuuming and how they might interact continue.

An update on rolisz

My Google Guest Badge

After 3 years and 5 months at Google, time has come for me to move on to my next adventure. Yesterday was my last day at Google. I will be moving back to Romania, where my wife still has one year of university left.

On one hand, I'm super excited about the changes the future will bring. I have a super in­ter­est­ing job lined up. It will be nice to be able to understand again everything that is spoken around me. Having friends and family close by will also be a huge plus.

On the other hand, I can't say I'm not a bit continue.

Survived first Oncall

Survived first oncall shift

Yay! With the Lord's help, I have survived my first oncall shift at work. It was quite busy, at times quite stressful, but it has been a good experience to learn to trust in the Lord! The following Bible verse has been very en­cour­ag­ing during times when several issues would crop up, from people asking me various stuff I had no idea about, to the pager con­tin­u­ous­ly ringing for several different issues:

Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanks­giv­ing, tell your requests to God. (Philip­pi­ans 4:6)

Internship over

Yay. My first „job”. Și s-o gătat. Yay. Vacanță. Din păcate, nu pot să savurez atât de mult cât îmi doream dormitul dimineața, pentru că mă doare spatele. Dar măcar pot dormi de amiază :)))

A fost fain la internship. Am învățat multe chestii noi. Ruby. Rails. O țâr de Coffe­Script și SASS. Și cel mai important pentru mine: Git/team working. Toate celelalte le-aș fi putut învăța și singur, dar e cam greu să înveți lucrul în echipă singur :))) E mai ușor când ești cu încă doi interni, Maria și Călin.

O epifanie pe care am avut-o în timpul in­tern­ship­u­lui: există un autobuz, care circulă o dată pe continue.