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#WinterInSpain My "digital nomad" experience
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martin jinoch    

My wife and I are not the biggest fans of winter, especially version of it that we usually have in Prague. Every year we plan our vacation to cover as much winter time as possible. Last year we spent 7 weeks in Nicaragua and at the end of our stay we felt we hit the limit of how long we can/want be abroad and NOT doing anything else than travelling. Therefore we've decided to try another approach.

Digital nomad, you say?
This winter "adventure" started in the middle of December, when we flew to Málaga and moved to small village on Costa del Sol. Plan was to work remotely, change place every approx. 14 days, enjoy the sun, fresh seafood and wine.
There were however some drawbacks:

  • not all flats on AirBnb come with laptop friendly workplace
  • even if they do: working full time using just the notebook (no external monitors, no external ergonomic keyboard) sucks
  • 4 years old decision to buy 12.5" notebook (ThinkPad x220) did not help much. I quote my former naive self: "I will never work on ntb full time and this little one is so easy to carry around"

On the plus side: I had validated my theory, that almost everything I do for my clients can be done remotely. Now I just need to convince them, that they did not miss my physical presence at all, that using Slack, appear.in (or Skype if you're old school) is perfectly sufficient "replacement" of meeting in person.

Working in different and sometimes not ideal environments did not decrease my productivity much. And it was outweighed by faster work-to-relax switching. In a new place it took me just a minute to completely forget about work. When I'm home and for example going for a run, I sometimes still think very hard about the problem I'm working on. This was different here, very clear division between working and not working 'state'.

But after almost 80 days I can't imagine doing this much longer. I do miss home, although we're probably still going to have snow and cold weather there. I'm looking forward to being back at my desk, with two monitors, two mice, perfectly ergonomic chair, keyboard of size more suited for my fingers, audio system, etc.

And in just two weeks after our return home - off to Eindhoven for Engage, a conference I wouldn't miss for the world!!



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Mon, Mar 20th 2017 10:35a   Martin Jinoch
EDIT: Beta 3 has been released: https://openntf.org/main.nsf/project.xsp?r=project/SmartNSF/releases/CCB... Changes We've decided to rename strategies to make the names shorter, yet still descriptive enough. We've basically removed all SELECT_ and ALL_ parts of the names. For example SELECT_ALL_DOCUMENTS_FROM_VIEW is from now on DOCUMENTS_FROM_VIEW. Extending the life of your keyboard is just a positive side effect of this change. Bug fixes Date format of returned DATETIME items was broken, so
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Re: Domino REST performance analysis
Wed, Mar 15th 2017 7:18a   Martin Jinoch
Csaba Kiss has published blogpost http://xpagexplorer.org/domino-rest-performance-analysis/ about his findings regarding performance of various REST technologies available on Domino now. Just a couple of remarks: use case for reading 10000 documents at once is probably very far from most real world scenarios some may argue ReadViewEntries method is not REST service per se. And it is a core function deep in the HTTP server, probably developed in C. That's something we can't beat I guess SmartN
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Re: Domino REST performance analysis
Wed, Mar 15th 2017 7:18a   Martin Jinoch
Csaba Kiss has published blogpost http://xpagexplorer.org/domino-rest-performance-analysis/ about his findings regarding performance of various REST technologies available on Domino now. Just a couple of remarks: use case for reading 10000 documents at once is probably very far from most real world scenarios some may argue ReadViewEntries method is not REST service per se. And it is a core function deep in the HTTP server, probably developed in C. That's something we can't beat I guess SmartN
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Tue, Mar 7th 2017 9:50a   Martin Jinoch
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SmartNSF Beta 2 released
Tue, Mar 7th 2017 8:50a   Martin Jinoch
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Get ready for Java 8 in Domino/Notes
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Get ready for Java 8 in Domino/Notes
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IBM Champions 2017 - welcoming new Czech one!
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I am very very happy that my friend and real yellowbleeder Jan Krejcárek has been named IBM Champion in ICS for 2017. He is the third one from Czech Republic (in ICS) and it is a well deserved achievement. I do not have any real statistics (apart from those I am just making up), but I think we might be the best in "champion per capita" ratio. There might be some smaller country though, I really should check it before writing it in the blogpost. But we have post-fact era after all :-) Thanks
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IBM Champions 2017 - welcoming new Czech one!
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 8:39p   Martin Jinoch
I am very very happy that my friend and real yellowbleeder Jan Krejcárek has been named IBM Champion in ICS for 2017. He is the third one from Czech Republic (in ICS) and it is a well deserved achievement. I do not have any real statistics (apart from those I am just making up), but I think we might be the best in "champion per capita" ratio. There might be some smaller country though, I really should check it before writing it in the blogpost. But we have post-fact era after all :-) Thanks




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