Starting fresh

Dec 14, 2021 — After 12 years publishing posts about software development and the launch of my side-projects, I decided to reset the content and start fresh in 2022.

I created this website more than 12 years ago. I wrote posts about the most diverse topics that I learned on the way. The content accompanied me through different phases of my personal and professional life, as also from my relocation from Brazil to Germany back in 2012.

Back in 2010 when I was working with Rails, I wrote a series of posts about ActiveSupport methods. In 2013 I wrote about my iOS learnings and the launch of a couple of side-projects. In 2014 and 2015 these side projects were featured by Apple. I wrote about it. Starting in 2016, I wrote mostly about Elixir, and later in 2017 about the book I published. In 2019 there was another side project and a number of posts about Elixir and financial portfolios. Between 2020 and 2021, there was nothing. Null. Zero.

In a way, keeping all these posts from the past feels like keeping a legacy project running. A project that is barely used, but for some reason, people are afraid to shut it down. I have to confess that I usually don’t like to work on legacy projects.

The amount of time invested to write all the past posts was something that always kept me from wiping them out. The amount of hours researching, reviewing and writing them. But when reading posts I wrote 10 years ago, i found them describing the ideas of someone from the past, and not to the person I’m today, nor the one I’m trying to become tomorrow.

That’s why I decided it’s time to retire all my past posts. Not to archive them, but to completely delete them from here. It feels like finally shutting down the legacy project and opening space to new things.

I’m starting fresh, my focus is on what’s happening from now on.

After a brief hiatus on side-project work, I’m planning to get back to them in 2022. I have a couple of projects I’m considering working on and I’ll use this site to document my learnings while working on them.

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