What I'm doing now
📣 BERNAT IS HERE!! 📣 Alba had a mostly regular labor and Bernat Gaspar Nebot Sanz was born on Monday, Dec. 21st at 15:45 weighing 3kg. We stayed in the hospital for a couple days and since then we’ve been at home.
This means my personal life is all revolving around him and his mom, taking care of both of them and having some rest whenever is possible. So far it’s going pretty well, sometimes is tiring but the kid is healthy and sleeping quite a lot 🎉.
At this moment, being in parental leave means I’m pretty much disconnected to the everyday stuff. I still lurk email, slack, and github issues when I have the time but that’s it, and mostly because there’s some paperwork I need to attend.
Mostly disconnected from everything as well. We managed to release Valencia city for Las calles de las mujeres project from GeoChicas, but a couple other code contributions are on hold until someone can review them. I don’t think I will have time/energy in the short term to do anything else.
My other community commitment, the Geospatial Links daily digest was gracefully taken over by a few geofriends and they are doing a great job to publish the issue every working day.
I finally finished the Death’s End from Cixin Liu. I put on hold the The Left Hand of Darkness audio book by Ursula K Leguin and I put a credit from Audible into The Richest man in Babylon by George S Clason, even though I haven’t had a lot of time lately to walk in the outside, so not much time for audiobooks.
I started reading The Dispossessed by Ursula K Leguin, which I’m enjoying a lot. The difference in styles between Leguin and Cixin Liu is huge, and it’s kind of refreshing to move away for hard Sci-Fi into a writing more focused in people.
In the what’s next/postponed queue, my usual non-fiction books:
- The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
- How charts lie: getting smarter about visual information by Alberto Cairo
- Work Rules by Laszlo Rock
- Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein