Weekly Chatter 6


My weekly list of what I’m enjoying or pondering - Weekly Chatter 6.

Achievement of the week

Getting Microsoft Cloud Platform certificate. I bought the vouchers and training materials in March. I was procrastinating heavily by finding new activities for a few months, but finally, I decided to step up to the challenge. Today I passed Exam 70-534: Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions. The best part, however, is that Microsoft had changed its certification policy, and 70-534 exam plus 70-475, that I passed earlier, is enough for MCSA Cloud Platform title.

Functionality of the week

Revolut and a user-friendly button “Disable e-commerce transactions.”

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There are many excellent services online, and many offer free trials. Free, completely free, but you have to remember to cancel the subscription before the end of the trial. I failed a few times to cancel my trials (Skillshare, Pluralsight)… Now, per default, I disable e-commerce transactions. The Revolut app makes this super easy and convenient. Now, even if I might forget to cancel, my card will not accept any transactions.

Personality of the week

Scott Adams, the creator of the Dilbert comic strip. Scott is one hell of a character and a hilarious guy. I encourage you to listen to Tim Ferris’ 106th podcast episode. I enjoyed it a lot! Plus, this is an exciting read from Scott about the six dimensions of humor.

Sports? Anything?

Swimming. Two months ago I bought ten times swimming pool voucher. And guess what, two months have passed, and I’ve managed to visit the pool only five times, from what four times this week. What a shame.

Picture of the week

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I'm Valdas Maksimavicius. I write about data, cloud technologies and personal development. You can find more about me here.