Strange experience when viewing a flat

I recently moved to London and I’m looking for a flatshare close to the office. I went to see one and after we did the usual tour of the whole house and we sat down for a little chat, something unexpected happened… the lights went off.

A big dark house
Picture by Ben Gilman

The lights and everything. Total black out. The woman receiving me quickly confirmed that it was the whole block. I suppose we both felt better about it. It wasn’t something wrong at the house.

I used the flashlight… or should I say torch? in my phone and she was glad we got some light. The situation was less than ideal… but some laugh, light some candles and it would have been alright. Something else happened.

The alarm… that alarm that is installed at the house but nobody uses and it’s supposedly disabled. That alarm started to making a loud horrible noise. What a pain! We tried calling the numbers in the alarm box but those lines were disconnected. When I left it was still hauling. So weird.

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Moving to London, joining a startup

The Palace of Westminster at night seen from the south bank of the River Thames.
London by Jim Trodel

I’m making a lot of changes in my life. I’m moving to London… tomorrow. I’m really excited about it. I wanted to live in London for a while already. In that topic, do you know anyone that wants to share a flat in the London Bridge area?

Also, I’m changing jobs. In London I’m joining a startup called Watu. Well, I’m part of the founding team and I’ll be the CTO, which for now, it’s just an overly fancy way to say the coder, but I like it. We are solving the problem of managing employees from publishing the open positions at a company to interviewing, to paying salaries, to assigning and managing shifts. The whole deal. I’m really excited about it and I’m looking forward to it.