How are your holidays going?
It's kinda strange for me this year. I'm used to spending the second part of December in Italy, immersed in the same, repeating, and comforting traditions. Instead, I'm in Krakow.
But don't get me wrong. I'm having a good time here. Also, after five years in Poland, I finally experienced the Christmas traditions.
One in particular, stuck with me. But I'll get to it later.
This Monday, I shared the trick I've employed to use Haskell at work without getting fired. Well, not yet, at least!
You can do the same to deploy any language, not only Haskell:
Scripting the Hell out of Trello with Haskell — Want to use Haskell for something real but don't want to risk it at work? This is how I do it.
This week I took time off, so I didn't curate any articles as I usually do.
However, my Polish family introduced me to a tradition that inspired me to share something with you.
During the Christmas Eve dinner, I noticed an extra chair and plate at the table, ready for an unexpected visitor.
I was explained that the empty spot is there because the tradition obliges the host to feed and give shelter to anybody who shows up at the door.
Wow, it would be wonderful to extend that kind of hospitality to all the people we encounter in our lives.
Unfortunately, there's no way we can agree on everything with everybody. This creates resistance and division.
After a discussion goes sour, I always go back to one specific talk. It helps to forgive myself and gives me guidance to try again with more kindness: