In late 2006, I started my first official job as a developer, before that I was an amateur.
it was a an amazing opportunity, for someone with just a high school diploma, it's the perfect job, I got to save some money, and after a few months, I finally got my first new car, a Camry. it was a huge jump for me since I was driving a used chevy 1981 (🤔 or was it 1985 🤯, I really don't remember).
after I got this car, I feel my life just started, I was in love with it, I started to drive around the country a lot, I visited so many places, I got to go out with friends and family, it was a kick that changed my life.
the process of getting that car was interesting, it was delayed due to unavailability for two months, and when I found the model I was looking for, it was in another city, 400 KM away, I flow there, and also I had to wait for 3 days till all the paper works have done.
fast forward to 2013, when I had to give my car to my brother since he lost his to an accident, so I have to buy a new one. I found the car I wanted immediately, but the paper works was a nightmare, so I also waited about three weeks, till I finally got the new car.
a week after I got the car, I drove to the mountains area, and lucky me, it was snowing. and that area was the same town when I spend a year at the cabin.
let's jump one more time, now it's 2017, and again my brother needed another car, since he lost the last one I gave him, I decide to get another car.
this time the car was available, but I intentionally delayed the process for two days, so I can get it on the same day!
see, you may notice, all the cars I got were on the same day, I didn't plan the first two, but it just happened! I was so excited to get my third car on the same day as my birthday! it was the perfect gift I got from myself 😄
and this year, I still have the last one, and today it's completed the fifth year.
this year no new car for me 😅, but I am enjoying driving around with my lovely car.
another tradition on this day, I used to publish new sites or services, usually, I get new ideas at the beginning of the year, and work on them till I am almost finished with the final product, and I like to release them on this day.
last year I released a new free service: Youtube Box Studio, it's a simple tool that let you organize your comments on your channel on Youtube.
and over the years, I am always picking this day to release or deliver a project for clients.
this year, I am releasing a new package as an open-source.
this is the first time I mention lara-zeus here, I started in late 2021, it's a collection of packages for laravel developers, and today I am releasing a new product: sky, it's a CMS or blog management, the better alternative for WordPress oriented for developers.
and soon I'll start moving this blog from WordPress to my new package Zeus Sky.
I feel I am celebrating my birthday in a different weird way, but this makes me think less and less about the big four O!
that's all for today, let me take the rest of the day off, and find a movie to watch tonight.
before I sign off, a bit of a sad turn, let me show you what happened to the first car after I gave it to my brother
sadly it got stolen, and this is all that we found! sorry for the not-so-happy ending!
thanks for reading all this 🙏🏽, see you next time.
I finally launched a new project, simply it's create a collage image from your instagram photos to use on your devices as a wallpaper