What I've done over the last decade

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What Ive done the last decade

2010 - 2019

A decade ends and a new one starts and with that comes some facts : I have a faulty memory.
I should have written down things I've done to be able to revisit them later.

That's a reason why I started last month to keep a logbook inspired by Austin Kleon's articles. The other reason is that I want to leave something that my daughter will eventually read one day. It's not really a diary but more a notebook where I write down little facts that happens every day divided this way : what / when / who. Hopefully, I will have 10 of these little books to be able to have a full review of the next decade. Appointment scheduled for the 1st january 2030.

For the past decade, I tried to figure out things that I've done and it took me some time to gather all the details. I'm lucky to have taken a lot of pictures that allows me to flick through all these years.

2010

  • After 3 years abroad in London, where I met awesome guys, I did a U-turn and came back to Paris
  • Started to train again to my old boxing gym
  • New job at Orange as a GNU Linux sysadmin
  • Met a cool guy

2011 - 2012

Actually, I can't remember where I've been or what I've done these two years. I know there was a lot of :

Booze, booze and booze involved and maybe that's why I forgot what happened.

Luckily, I could go back through my Lightroom archives, here what I found out :

  • Bought Canon gear with some lenses
  • I bought a Fuji X100
  • I was partying … a lot !
  • Ofive party in Lille. We had a good laugh when one of the guys had to go back to Lille because he forgot he had the car keys of one of his friends in his pocket. 😂
  • Been to Toronto for two weeks and was surprised by the sunny and hot weather
  • Niagara falls
  • I bought an other Fujifilm camera : the XPro-1
  • Met @demisushi

2013

I did quite a lot of things that year :

  • Spent a lot time and a couple of € at my friend's bar, the Barbershop
  • A lot of parties … again
  • Met @poupychka
  • 2013-04-14 22:18:22 nodistrict.com domain name was registered
  • A lot of meetings, chats, parties and good laugh around nodistrict.com
  • First time in Rome
  • Bought a Fujifilm X100S
  • Marseille for the PFC
  • Lyon for the LFC
  • Barcelona
  • London : Notting Hill carnaval
  • NYC
  • Pigalle basketball tournament
  • Met a wonderful girl who is today the mother of our daughter

2014

  • Discovered Oneplus phones and used them since then
  • Junior All-Star game in the 19th district of Paris
  • 1st Cannes festival and probably the last one. We had fun but not my kind of things
  • Went to the Quai54, the basketball tournament and hated it. It's more a show-off event than a basketball one
  • Been to Hong Kong and couldn't do a thing because of the watermelon size of my knee

2015

  • Purchased a Canon Pixma Pro 10
  • Been to Vienna
  • Guadeloupe for the first time
  • Moved in with

2016

  • Bought a Fujifilm XPro2
  • July : Serbia … last time I've seen my mom in person
  • Deauville with gf “basketball chikas”
  • Euro football cup 2016
  • Our daughter was born
  • 25th December, lost my mum
  • Invested time and money in the hoopsfactory project
  • Poupychka brought me some gifts from Iran

2017

  • Easter in Bretagne with cousins
  • First foods, words, steps and a lot of parenthood discovery
  • Sandrine and Fred wedding
  • Serbia and Greece (Kavana, Thassos and Thessaloniki)
  • Bought two Voigtlander lenses, a 35mm f1.4 and a 25mm f4. Love how they feel in the hand.
  • New year with family
  • First two pro fights of Souleymane Cissokho

2018

  • Went to Bruxelles and Gent. Excellent little place for a weekend
  • 2nd trip to Guadeloupe
  • Left Galeries Lafayettea after 3 years where I used to work on the e-commerce website
  • Started a new job at Edelia as a devops
  • Aurore's wedding
  • Holidays in the South of France in Fontaine-sur-Vaucluse with some friends living in California and Kikim
  • Zoo of Thoiry for the first time
  • Old friends meeting at our playground “championnet” for a basketball scrimmage and, as usual, we had a lot of fun
  • Fight in a bar during the World Cup almost got my finger broken when someone hit me with a chair
  • 14th July parade
  • Six Park basketball tournament
  • Agricultural show in Paris with the kids
  • Started a first sunday monthly gathering between old friends. We try to find a new restaurant every month

2019

  • Easter at the top of Montparnasse building with a nice overview of Paris
  • Fontainebleau horse championship when our daughter ride a horse bigger than me
  • Went for the 1st time to Disneyland Paris … and did it twice the same year
  • Mother-in-law birthday with kids
  • Feline park where we had the chance to play with a litte white baby tiger and touch two baby panthers
  • The Paris Zoological Park with an old friend and our kids
  • Holidays at Palma de Majorque
  • Our daughter first day at school
  • Own instance of nextcloud, funkwhale, pixelfed and mastodon to host my own data and pictures
  • Started a logbook to write down little daily life things
  • Never broke any Oneplus phone since the first one I bought… And broke two this year
  • Started blogging again
  • Left booze behind me
  • Got a fuji xpro3 and I love that camera
  • Started a new company

2020

For the next year, I have a couple of things that I want to do :

  • Definetely travel more
  • Read more
  • Do more photography

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My top 50 of 2019

Intermittent fasting for a year and four months. Left Instagram. Managed to finish that Openshift installation. Hosting my own instances of Pixelfed and Mastodon. Started blogging again here. Le ruisseau and their burgers. Started a logbook based on Austin Kleon logbook Grande Gallerie de l'Evolution. Keeping a a list of books that I've read this year. We bought a juice extractor.

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