How we doin' fedi?
@thegibson Just been out for a walk with the family :-)
@thegibson exhausted! hahaha
@thegibson Living in a cloud of bleach fumes from hosing everything down before it could come in the house.
@thegibson Pulling stuff out of the closets for packing and being reminded of my many allergies.
@TheGibson low-performance day, but I did a little schoolwork and picked up my rx, and that's somethin' at least
@TheGibson Drinking scotch on a big ice cube molded like the Death Star.
@thegibson Four Roses Small Batch neat. exhausted despite having a legit day off. hope you're holding up well.
@thegibson been up for about ½ an hour, which isn't too bad in CET. Also considering it's "just" an hour before the alarm would go off. *Toddlers* 🙃
@thegibson @randomgeek still like this https://mastodon.social/@rabcyr/103876334036123598
@thegibson i saw a cw that made me do that "sleepy blink, 'w h a t' " thing
@thegibson Feel like I've worked more this past week at home, than the last two weeks I was in the office.
RVA still hovers somewhere between "deserted" and "pretending things are the same". Downtown and the shopping neighborhoods are shuttered, and the streets are quieter. But people are still chilling in the bars and stores that are open. Go home!
Allergies are also hitting hard. But the roommate and I are getting along great. Lucked out there.
@thegibson Got out twice to do shopping the past 15 days. I've realised that I'm pretty fucking okay being shut in. Wife is tanking some days, but boardgames help. We played the basic box of the Arkham Horror card game, lost 3 scenarios out of 3, got eaten by Lovecraftean horrors. We're playing again tomorrow, but with different investigators. Pictured: my wife's urchin getting ripped to pieces by ghouls.
this is almost over for 2 days (client meltdown)
the vpn and proxy has until 4PM to make things interesting as we enter what possibly could be for the client day 5 of a....
a category 5 not prepared for shite cluster f*!@
(a blizzard shutting down 1 large site is usually enough to buckle the VPN
2 sites down in a blizzard will bring the VPN to it's knees
lucky for them my company shifted all operations (including call centers) to WFH in about 1 calendar week globally
the only ones still going into the office are those healthy enough to get sick.....that doesn't sound right
basically if you are an onsite technician you are going into the client office unless
1. health condition that would possibly kill you with a normal flu
2. Client can no long supply santizing supplies
@thegibson And while we don't have a garden, we have a south facing balcony. I've ordered plenty soil and containers to give out plants plenty space to grow into. Strawberries, a calamondin tree, ruccola, salad, parsley and coriander we planted from seed last year. I have tomatoes, kale, some round carrots coming up in the seedling tray, with an ungodly amount of chili pepper plants that I don't know where to put. I'll probably just put them in front of the house when they are big enough, with a sign and a short pay-link or QR code so that people can pay what they want.
Also, we meditate twice a day. I'm pretty fucking zen. Got a job offer lining up too, apparently, which came out of nowhere.
@thegibson Had a first video meeting this morning… through Hangouts, link shared via Whatsapp, which I obvioulsy don’t have, so that was a great start. My integrated microphone does not like my fan noise apparently, so had to shut it down for other people’s ear’s sake. So every one was talking, and I had to keep up with text messages. Text messages that the manager had no idea where to look at to read, so that was fun. Bless my past IRC days for my quick typing abilities thoug.
Now a pretty good news, I think I finally managed to join the hackers.town effort in the Rosetta@home project too!
Now, back to work. because I am already late on my afternoon schedule.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.