In preparation for watching Star Wars The Last Jedi I’ve begun watching episodes 4-7 (I have little interest in watching 1-3). Whilst watching Episode 4 – A New Hope C3PO asks Luke: “Sir, If you’ll not be needing me I’ll close down for a while”. December is the time of year I ensure to take time off work. Its my favourite time to spend with the family.
I love working as an independent engineer / consultant. Keeping existing skills sharp and continuing to learn evolving technologies is hard though. Working on large complex projects can be exhausting and take a toll on you. Like 3CPO, there is huge benefit in going into low power mode.
I’m very much looking forward to allowing my batteries to re-charge over the festive period. Low power mode is as good as I’ll get as its still essential to keep current. Spending an hour or so a day though reading blog posts, tech news and listening to podcasts constitutes low power mode to me. I’ll also likely show my home network / lab some attention although I find that fun and relaxing.
Anyway, Merry Christmas and happy new year and if you’ll not be needing me I’ll close down for a while 🙂