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As today is my last day of my current vacation block, here is a quick overview of it.

Most of the time I spent on the term papers which so far needed much more time as I'd initially expected. It's not that I'm unable to understand it but rather that I'm unable to formulate the knowledge in my head in proper sentences which I could write down.

Nevertheless I found some time to also do some different activities altough not as much as I would have appreciated. I've been to the cinema a few times, I dug out my bicycle from the depths of our storerooms, I've paid the city of Linz a visit and also the Ars Electronica Center there which runs science and art exhibitions.

A bit of minor work here and there and that's been the roundup of my vacation. Nothing too exciting this time as the university stuff takes up a lot of time even in the holidays...

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This week, the first week back at work after vacation, had quite an interesting start. Monday was without surprises, just Sprint demos and a bit of administrative work. But on Tuesday the interesting stuff began when I received an invitation for Sprint planning meetings of another team.

As it turned out, there had been some initial conversation about me helping in another team for a specific task but the discussion had no clear conclusion. In the end and after some negotiation between the teams we agreed that for the upcoming month I'm assigned to the other team. There I'll assist with their current tasks so that the task I've been originally requested for can be finished faster after the ones with higher priority are completed.

So I'm now completely shifted to a different team (the same I've already joined some time ago) for four weeks and after the first few days my impression is that as well the other team can benefit from my knowledge with the Scrum methodology as well as I can benefit from the different tools and experience how they solve their problems. A clear win-win situation.

Of course everything has been discussed with my other team and it posed no problem to them in the upcoming time.

Just one drawback is that the next vacation block in two weeks had to be canceled because of these changes. But since I've got plenty of vacation left for this year, this is fine with me.

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As anounced some time ago I'm now in the first week of my vacation. I managed to come to a conclusion with my managers so that for now the plan is to be present for two weeks at work followed by two weeks of vacation. This cycle is for now set up to repeat the rest of this year.

And what could be better than extreme rainfalls as start of my vacation. It's now raining since Saturday and the forecasts say it will continue for the upcoming days.

At least I've got some time now to finish some exercises for the University.

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As promised I've begun to sort and upload photos from our holiday in Egypt. You can view the photos in my Egypt photoset.

This photoset is not yet completed, so check back from time to time. Maybe there are additional pictures uploaded :)

Nicely carved melon

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Yes, it has been quite some time since my last posting. Almost a month, what has happened in the meantime? Well, most importantly we have been on our holiday. We spent ten days in a Magic Life resort at the coast of the Red Sea in Egypt, namely the "Kalawy Imperial". The time there was great and you may expect some pictures and more soon.

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