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

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Thank you to Derek for the concept behind /now.