Today itâ€™s 2 years that I have opened my blog in English and itâ€™s two years that I moved to Bermuda web site.
I should do some considerations about it but itâ€™s not the right time for me so I will try to be as less negative as I can.
Job and career.
I moved here 2 years ago as a Senior Software Developer working for a public Company as the IT Manager. In this company I was in charge of the entire (small) IT department. Unfortunately, after the Market Crisis of the 2009 I was â€˜convincedâ€™ to look for another job.
Actually I am working as a â€˜real software architectâ€™ for a pretty cool company also in the re-insurance business. In this company I am using all my knowledge (design architectures, .NET, latest technologies like WCF, WPF, WF) and I have also the luckiness to have the opportunity to mentor my colleagues with a weekly workshop. Trust me, for a community addicted like me itâ€™s a huge satisfaction!
I got some new Microsoft Certifications and I am working hard to gain the complete set of MCPD certifications too.
Moving to Bermuda web site.
After the â€˜first year honeymoonâ€™ the life starts to be really hard here.
Honestly, is not an easy place for a lot of reasons, especially for someone like me that is coming from one of the nicest place in the North of Italy, the Lake Maggiore and that likes a lot mountain activities like skiing and walking in the forest. What I miss in order of importance are:
- Friends, friendship in Italy is very different than in any other country, trust me!
- Food, also if me and my wife are decent cook, we still miss a lot of our traditional food here.
- The environment. I miss the mountain, the snow, the lake and the quite winter we have in my town. I miss Milan and the shopping and I also miss the Switzerland where I spent the last 7 years.
- NET Communities. Nothing like that in Bermuda web site, I also tried to open a workgroup a year ago but it seems to be a mission impossible.
Life is crazy expensive, just to give you a small idea, a normal rent is around 3, 4K a month and a decent dinner in a decent restaurant is around 150, 200 USD for two person.
Fortunately, I have here all my family (my wife, my sweetie dog and my cat) so I feel comfortable and for now I still donâ€™t have the need to come back home; I also found some nice Italians friends that help me in the daily complains …
When I moved here two years ago I started an awesome sport called â€˜Kite surfingâ€™. Unfortunately, last year, I had a bad accident in Brazil, when I was on holiday with my wife, and I had a hernia surgery. After that I stopped to kite also because my wife wonâ€™t allow me to do that anymore.
The plan for this year is pretty ambitious but I wonâ€™t mention anything yet. I am just planning to write a lot, articles, online tutorials, book and more. Of course everything will be related to .NET 4.
My blog has now a small but really interesting average of 150 feed readers and an average of 200 visits per day with at least 1 daily feedback. Trust me, itâ€™s a huge satisfaction especially when your readers send you e-mail for business requests.