How I Am Weathering the Storm (so far)...
I took a screenshot that I felt was pretty representative of how things might seem in the moment of the “Stay home! Stay safe!” and “Social distancing” mantras.
It is easy to feel separated, helpless, and under siege by the very world that we live in. Here, the weather has been warming up and spring is moving in. The beauty of the sun and the mountains are eclipsed by the walls of waiting.
As I said in my previous post, I plan to make most the downtime and rather than give into worry, create a sense of joy and hope. So far, I have...
- I have taken the time to connect/reconnect with my online communities. I have done live chats, video chats, and caught live recordings of various podcasts.
- I have gotten back into gaming and made use of some of my various Humble Bundle purchases and Steam purchases.
- I have redone my home network with an updated Pi-Hole setup and included a new Open Media Vault pi setup for serving out my music, my ebooks, and hopefully soon backups of my DVD movies.
- I have redone my web server, IRC bouncer, gopher server, and git server. Next up my RSS reader.
- I have contributed processing power to the “Folding at Home” project to help battle not only COVID-19 but other diseases.
- I have made my desk usable!
- I have reached out to a friend in education to help with the her new needs in remote teaching.
- I have finally used my “snap.as” integration.
Those are just some of the highlights. I have picked up my crochet hooks again (I cannot rightfully say that I have gotten passed my chain stitch yet, but I plan on working on it) and I have made my programming books a little more accessible so that I might actually learn and start using Python.