November was a regular month without many highlights apart from attending a family wedding (big event) and some meals and a long overdue board games gathering with a few friends (first after covid!).
My right shoulder pain from last year came again and I started some therapy sessions (still a few more in December) but not a lot of progress shown so I think this will need further work 😞.
On the work side thing were business as usual for the whole month if it wasn’t because the last day of the month it was disclosed that 13% of the company workforce was going to be fired. Horrible news that continued with a stream of farewells and Linkedin postings of “Open to Work” from ex-colleagues.
In fact, this has not finished because the stream of people leaving will continue until the first weeks of January, very likely.
On the community side I could attend two events:
- the 24th edition of the Valencia DataBeers event about open government
- the 18th edition of the gvSIG Conference (just one morning, though)
Thanks to Elastic support I could do two relevant things for me: one to multiply by 3 my donations in the Giving Tuesday and second I did my first contribution to the https://cibervoluntarios.org NGO, giving a lecture about safe browsing to a small group of seniors from my own hometown.
In November I finally had the time to read a fiction novel. As it already usual after a long time of no-reading, Juan Gómez-Jurado can take me out of my inactivity with his last work, this time the thriller Todo Arde.
Apart from the music podcasts I mentioned in the October 2021 update, I can highlight the following podcast episode from this month: