- Five months into COVID-19 semi-lockdown by myself in a 600-square-foot apartment.
It’s not all sunshine and roses,
but it’s gone better than I ever would have expected,
so I can be grateful for that,
along with having a job that allows me to work from home during the worst of it.
- Still working at Federated Insurance in Owatonna, Minnesota
as a software developer and (somewhat self-styled and accidental) DevOps engineer.
- I’m getting ever deeper into the
wiki/notebook/customizable application environment TiddlyWiki.
Along with using it for my own work and personal notes,
I wrote a plugin called TiddlyRemember recently,
and now I’m drafting a textbook about learning TiddlyWiki,
hoping to take advantage of the place in my learning
where I know enough to write it
but not so much that I’ve lost track of the things that are hard to learn.
- I continue to work on my budding Zettelkasten,
as my enforced solitude makes me engage in a lot of thinking, reading, and writing.
- I picked up the mandolin at the beginning of this year
and am practicing daily –
timely, since my choirs, my band, and my church music
are all on hold indefinitely due to COVID-19.
- I am hard at work on a series of posts on my blog Control-Alt-Backspace
about memory and specifically the spaced-repetition tool Anki.
These are taking a remarkable amount of time,
but it’s time I shared my expertise in this area more broadly.
Part of the now page movement.
Last updated August 5, 2020.