I’m currently in Amsterdam, Netherlands — lockdowning with my housemate and trying not to catch Covid-19.
I have been at my current company for 1,5 years now. The first eight months were incredible and busy with work trips. Since March, I have been working from home. It has been an odd transition, and I am immensely grateful for this privilege. I have focussed a lot of my time and energy on tech debt: getting very acquainted with Cypress, and migrating old code to TypeScript.
Aside from work, I am:
- Trying to keep it together. It helps to speak to professionals.
- Watching films that will not make me sad.
- Encouraging mutual aid as a model over charity giving. It is knowing that a lot of people have less because of systemic failures, not personal. I find this increasingly important during the pandemic.
- Continuing to record for my One Second a Day movie. The edition for this year will be a little on the short side, but that’s okay.
- Practising my calligraphy and watercolouring. If I have your address, you should expect a card from me.
- Helping small, non-tech-savvy businesses get online and trying to figure out a way on how to scale that.
- In the same vein, working out a way to scale helping non-coders with their digital presence using static-site generators and GitHub pages.
And I’m reading a bunch of books. My reading and to-read pile grows every day. Here’s a sneak peak:
- Ain’t I a Woman? by bell hooks
- Siddharta by Herman Hesse
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Mort by Terry Pratchett
- Essays In Love by Alain de Botton
- Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker
Thank you to Derek for the concept behind /now.