So it's been a few months since my last post, life it's getting busy, wife is at school getting her degree, kid is at daycare, and I'm at home working and learning how to manage a remote team, trying to cooperate with some code and keeping the team and the clients happy as much as I can. Our operation has expanded and things are starting to look more like a real company rather than a few fellas freelancing for fun and profit. We are growing, which is good, but growth without control is very dangerous.
I'm a total noob when it comes to managing people, but this step was a forced step, someone had to do it and it felt like the right time to do it, after 10 years of coding and hacking I'm slowly starting to venture in the next step, management, ugh, I avoided that word for so long that is not even funny, back then in my late teens and early 20s I swear not to be "that guy", and here I am, doing my best to enable the team to get things done and not being a total asshole at the same time, guess what?, it's hard, fun and satisfying, very much like hacking but instead of logic skills you need social skills, yes, the ones that I as a former nerd developed late in life.
So yeah, this is cool, it takes a whole different set of skills and it's a decent challenge by itself, life is good :)!.
PS: I replaced the MacBook with an iMac, best move evah. I keep the MacBook just in case I need to go mobile, which is about 5% of the time.