Short version of what I have done the last two weaks

At work I do the usual. Together with Chris I inspect websites for bugs, mark them, open tickets for new ones, describe them and close them off if they are fixed.

What I learned about how this is done is quite valuable. The programmers program something and test it on their development environments.

Afterwards they push that stuff to a test environment where the test division tests the new things. Then the first bugs are raised already, checked, fixed and closed again. Afterwards depending on how big the site is, the changes or new things are either pushed to the live version directly and then rechecked again or if it is one of the big sites, they are pushed to the release environment. On the release environment they are tested again, fixed and finally we approve of it to be pushed live.

About private things: Of course I have been watching the first two Germany games in a pub with my roommates.

I am glad to have Chris with me at my company. He works much faster than I do and helps me out alot. Thanks to him we finished our tasks so fast that we had a few days on which we hadn’t to do much so we could learn about Cisco (Chris) or Java (me) or check out other things on the web.

On those occasions I read about self developement, about setting and reaching goals and about becoming the best self you can possibly be. I think in the long run this is more valuable than reading about Java or something related to work.

This is what I wanted to share with you in my big blog entry but if you are afraid that i’ll embarrass you/us/the Afib, then I won’t publish it on this platform. I’ll do that somewhere else so the ones who are ready for a change in their ways of thinking won’t miss out.

PS: To all who will be travelling to Ireland or any other country in the future, make sure you bring a camera. I didn’t bring one because I couldn’t afford one but I tell you, without a camera you can’t make pictures and keep all your lovely memories in a picture. So make sure to bring a camera!

Kind regards, Leo

don’t be too hard on me David 😉

Bray Head

The Sunday was exciting again. I was in Bray with Tino, my colleague. Bray located on the coast, in the south of Dublin.
We drove there with the DART. We went along the beach, is a bad beach, because the beach is a very stony beach. And the water is not very cold, but it is like a sludge, many algae. Then we went to the mountian called Bray Head.   Certainly we want to see the city from the top of the mountian, because it was very nice weather. Well, we climbed the mountain, which was 241 metres high. During the way we have already seen the beautiful landscape.

On the top was 360° awesome view.
On the top I have bathed in the sun and then we have choosen another way down to the city.


Almost done and I will miss it

Well almost done, the time here is as good as over. There are only 2 Weeks and one Weekend left (only one Weekend, damn..). Lee and me have been to Belfast this Saturday to visit our collegues there and the Giants Causeway. One more great memory to recall in the future, it was really impressive and we had luck with the weather, sun almost everywhere.

Foto vom Giants Causeway mit Blick richtung Klippen
Foto vom Giants Causeway mit Blick richtung Klippen

When we came back to Dublin on Sunday evening, for me, it felt like I was coming home. Wired feeling when you know you don’t really live here and that you’r going back to Berlin in a few days.
I know I will miss the time and the people I met here and I will surely be coming back one day.

I can say almost the same about my work, the website is ready and there are only small bugs John (my boss) wants to be changed. The last two weeks I will write a Documentation about what I’ve done so people after me are able to work witth what I’ve created. The only thing that is different is that I won’t miss the work here. It was okay for the time I’m here but much longer and I would go crazy.

Thats it for the moment…

Cheers, Tim

I am working on that crazy blog entry

Hello everyone, just wanted to let you know how far I am.

I wrote down basic ideas yesterday and today I am writing for two hours straight now (@ work!). I think I am half done by now. I’ll have to finish the writing and then I’ll have to add all the links and videos and work on the design.

I just flicked through the stuff I have written so far and this is what comes to my mind: ‚Absolutely crazy, he can’t be serious, this will never work and WHAT AN IDIOT

It will not fit into any category we have set and we should write for. But it is too good to not publish it – to our supervisors: ‚I am sorry for any inconvenience‘ in advance.

Stay tuned! 🙂