Software development practices and lessons seen while moving into a new apartment
As I was moving and settling into my new apartment this past Sunday, it was amusing to observe some of the lessons learned from software development.
- You can do it yourself, but sometimes it’s worth it to pay someone else to worry about it
- Could have payed a moving company over $1000 to move what little stuff I have
- Opted to do it myself with some help from my awesome friends and parents
- Was only $200ish between the Uhaul, packing supplies, and bribing in the form of food and alcohol
- Things are bound to go wrong, and things will come up unexpectedly, so plan take it into account when planning.
- Uhaul took a lot longer to get place
- My new apartment building wasn’t expecting there to be a Sunday move-in.
- My friend locked my old apartment keys in the apartment (curse you Jason!)
- The realtor for the people moving into my old apartment waited till the morning of to try to co-ordinate dropping off the keys
- Sometimes you can plan yourself into a dead end. Sometimes you just have to sit down, try something, and see how it goes
- I started to fret about not being able to arrange things in a way that I liked.
- Instead of worrying too much, we set to start shuffling furniture around
- Make lots of small changes, and get feedback along the way
Move some furniture, and see how it works. It was also a good excuse for a break.
- The first 80% is easy and quick. The last 20% takes a lot longer.
- I had the majority of the boxes unpacked within the first day. But getting everything to its ultimate home will take quite a bit longer.
With the move done and out of the way, I should be able to settle into a more regular blogging schedule now.