w49 - Pre-Christmas crisis

It has been an incredible week. Everything is beyond description, just as how I burst into crying when arriving at the office at 10pm Wednesday night. Only the ones who have gone through all the surprises, difficulties and ecstasy with me could possibly understand. And I've grown a lot.

I've been told that the project is the most complex one ever here. I wish I didn't add any complexity over the layers of complexity already there. When two spark cores in the office both refused to work on Tuesday, we had to crazily create a backup plan for the install next day. With the electronics, you never can be sure that it will always work as you expected.

Maybe my colleague was right. It shouldn't listen to the cloud at all. I just need it connect to whatever network it detects, and enter password only for once. That's how a laptop works and why it's so complicated to implement this system in a micro controller? If it requires extra human labour, it's not my responsibility to figure it out.

How the level of messy indicates level of pressure. I will miss every bits of pieces here, so much.

How the level of messy indicates level of pressure. I will miss every bits of pieces here, so much.

And no one wants to recall any of the Wednesday experiences again. It was a nightmare. However, having an amazing supervisor was my fortune, not only for technical support, but as a team, I felt encouraged and I knew there would always be someone who's backing me up. Especially working under high pressure, I need patience, courage and believe.

Pieces of conversations that still float in my head:
-We can make it happen Jiao. Let's do it.
-Do you need to take a break? I can take over.
-No worries we are a team.
-Are you proud of it? - Yes I love it. - That's exactly what I want to hear.

He's truly a great leader. It was a privilege to work with him.

My entire adventure was inside the little suitcase. It's my time capsule.

My entire adventure was inside the little suitcase. It's my time capsule.

And I have to take the weekend easy. Even it's London, I'm now capable of saying NO to anything happening around.

The ghost reflection that only stays with me before sunset.

The ghost reflection that only stays with me before sunset.

And I met a wonderful guy near Notting Hill. Before I was having a headache at home, learning front-end coding. The best walking break I've ever taken and it worth every minute I spent with his music.

And I met a wonderful guy near Notting Hill. Before I was having a headache at home, learning front-end coding. The best walking break I've ever taken and it worth every minute I spent with his music.

One of my new year's resolutions is to fix the app project in html. Here I come, REAL prototyping with js. And, read more books which I should have read here.