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Working from home - Day 12

fokusman profile image Ferit πŸŒŸπŸ•Œ ・2 min read

working from home (27 Part Series)

1) Starting remote work journey - Day 0 2) Starting the journey of remote work - Day 1 3 ... 25 3) Starting the journey of remote work - Day 2 4) Remote work journey - Day 3 5) Remote work journey - Day 4 6) Remote work journey - Day 5 7) Remote work journey - Day 8 8) Remote work journey - Day 9 9) Remote work journey - Day 10 10) Working from home - Day 11 11) Working from home - Day 12 12) Working from home - Day 13 13) Working from home - Day 14 14) Working from home - Day 15 15) Working from home - Day 16 16) Working from home - Day 17 17) Working from home - How to deal with big PRs? (Day 18) 18) Working from home - Make your software easy to change (Day 19) 19) Don't do Health Sprints - Working from Home journey(Day 20/21) 20) How to handle bug requests? - Working from home Journey (Day 22/23) 21) You should not be afraid of a conflict 22) Can developers challenge product decision? 23) Feedback, Feedback, Feedback - Working from home 24) Paying the bill for tech debt - working from home 25) How a wrong Hook can DDoS you - wfh edition 26) Calming down and starting architectural topics again - wfh edition 27) First relaxing week - wfh edition

General

Not much to say. Friday also went good. The handoffs between my wife and me worked well, we were both productive.

It was a nice day, so we enjoyed with the kids some time outside (also on saturday).

All in all, nothing surprising. Still Storming but we are getting better for now. I'll see how long it will last πŸ˜ƒ

On the quick corona update:

  • We are close to 600K infected people ~30K deaths.
  • I'm still surprised that so many people are that much into conspiracies. It looks like every day, another crazy person (with a Doctor title) pop up magically.
  • Still, Berlin seems to have a rather flat curve (german Zeit Newspaper):

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Work

Initially I expected that this day would be another productive one. I finished and released the Widget removal, I started to change the Experiment Toggle to support the new endpoint.

Than, the missing communication around the Widget removal kicked in and we had to roll back. This situation blocked me a bit, as I reverted my PR git revert -m 1 <commit-hash> and pushed a new PR, our live deployment freeze kicked in and the outcome was to wait until Monday.

Yet, over the weekend things still moved into the other direction and I helped our 24/7 to analyze and rollback. Unexpected situation. There will be a Retro, let's see what the next week will provide.

TIL

I can highly recommend a Slack Bot for your Calendar. I have added Google Calendar integration and also went to Clockwise. I really see value in coloring my calendar and having a bot reminding me of meetings.

I'm working normally in the "Don't disturb" mode and therefore not see most messages send to me, yet regularly the bot helps me to keep up. I personally like the morning briefing of such bot πŸ˜…

Another learning was related to pinterest removal I finished on Thursday. I somehow expected that all the communication was already done and releasing this to live wouldn't surprise anyone internal and external. Once I did an announcement in our Slack Channel, I quickly realized that our CuCa wasn't aware of it. On top, communication to our customers went out and this might create more cases and work for them.

Therefore:

  • Always ask the affect group / business unit before you deploy on live what you will do. Do a check-in with the business. The best would be to provide them a rough estimation (Calendar Week / Sprint).

Cheers,

Ferit

working from home (27 Part Series)

1) Starting remote work journey - Day 0 2) Starting the journey of remote work - Day 1 3 ... 25 3) Starting the journey of remote work - Day 2 4) Remote work journey - Day 3 5) Remote work journey - Day 4 6) Remote work journey - Day 5 7) Remote work journey - Day 8 8) Remote work journey - Day 9 9) Remote work journey - Day 10 10) Working from home - Day 11 11) Working from home - Day 12 12) Working from home - Day 13 13) Working from home - Day 14 14) Working from home - Day 15 15) Working from home - Day 16 16) Working from home - Day 17 17) Working from home - How to deal with big PRs? (Day 18) 18) Working from home - Make your software easy to change (Day 19) 19) Don't do Health Sprints - Working from Home journey(Day 20/21) 20) How to handle bug requests? - Working from home Journey (Day 22/23) 21) You should not be afraid of a conflict 22) Can developers challenge product decision? 23) Feedback, Feedback, Feedback - Working from home 24) Paying the bill for tech debt - working from home 25) How a wrong Hook can DDoS you - wfh edition 26) Calming down and starting architectural topics again - wfh edition 27) First relaxing week - wfh edition

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Ferit πŸŒŸπŸ•Œ

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Senior Software Dev from Berlin. Working at ZalandoTech.

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