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I spend the bigger part of yesterday figuring out why my Spring Boot app was not recognized as such in Pivotal Cloudfoundry app manager. The Spring Boot logo was not displayed in front of the app name and I couldn't configure the log levels or see the "Trace" and "Thread" tabs. Short answer: I used a custom context path. That doesn't work with the Actuator integration in Cloudfoundry. Read more for details ...

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The other day, I wrote about "Candy Tasks". These small tasks that can be completed in a few minutes and without much effort. If finished, they provide a nice morale boost and a feeling of accomplishment. I argued that everybody has small gaps of time during even the busiest of days that can be filled with candy tasks.

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This is what I learned in March 2019:

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Earlier, I decided to temporarily stop starting new projects to allocate resources to where I can make the greatest positive impact, and I reviewed my progress in this feat. This is another status report.

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Earlier, I decided to temporarily stop starting new projects to allocate resources to where I can make the greatest positive impact. This is the promised status report on that enterprise. It contains strategies I developed and the progress I made.

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The last months have been great in terms of good stuff happening both in my private and professional life. I’m very happy with the multiple projects I’m working on in the company and the additional handful of pet-projects I’m doing on the side. However, life was so generous to me lately, that one or two opportunities too many have presented themselves to me. I often joke that 24 hours in a day is not enough time to act on all the great ideas. Generally, that isn’t a problem because most ideas can be stored away and acted upon at a later time.

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