Looking back at the weeks since my last Weeknotes it is safe to say that at the least on this blog plenty of things have happened, even if that that might not be obvious on first sight. So, maybe I’ll start with the blog Blog While I have found again interest in building the blog as my main social platform, I still struggle to publish anything meaningful. Then again, who cares.
I missed the obviously best opportunity to publish the 13th edition of the Weeknotes on Halloween, but at least it is still in the ballpark. Since my last Weeknotes had been months in the past, naturally a lot of things have happened and it would be out of the scope of one measly post to fill you up on all things. So, let’s just pretend the gap never happened and here’s what happened during the past few weeks.
It now little more that a year since the last post in this category. Is it time to stop calling them Weeknotes? Maybe not yet. Also the blog had been dormant as well for the last ten months and since I planned on “re-launching” the whole thing, I thought I might as well do so by continuing this series before the dormant-ness of this blog has an anniversary as well. Needless to say since the last post many things worth mentioning have happened, but bringing them up right here and now seems unreasonable and would require me digging through my collections of journals and figuring it out in the first place.
During the last week this blog had been rather silent, for the obvious reasons. I had, and still have, a hard time keeping politics out of this blog. I started this post a few times, and routinely ended up in a lengthy rant. I lack the political background to make a profound statement about the situation, but all I can say is that I have been shocked and in a constant state of anger and outrage at the racism in the states.
During the weeks since my last weeks not much had happened, and mostly everything was, like for everyone else, one big Groundhog Day. That pretty much sums it up. The last week though saw our daughter’s birthday and two amazing cakes and was happy to have succesfully created an Ubuntu thumb-drive. That I have then used to revive an old, partly broken and otherwise unusable MacBook with a fresh Ubuntu install.
It’s “Corona Lockdown: Week 3” (I believe) and with it another week is done, suffice it to say, not much has changed. Here’s the gist. Working from Home This working from home, and hence sitting in front of the computer most of the day, has it consequences it seems. Good and bad. First of all I try to optimize my setup and make things working as smooth as possible on my machine by learning more shortcuts.
Since the last instalment of this series again a few months have passed, but I took a bit of a distance from the blog and my computer and in hindsight this was a very beneficial thing. It was good getting a distance and re-thinking the whole thing a bit. With the current situation being what it is (I briefly considered naming this post “Lockdown Week 2”) I am forced to sit in front of the screen, just like everyone else, much longer than I care for and I guess I need to have a distraction from time to time, which in return revived my interest in blogging.
It is time for a long overdue edition of the Weeknotes. Life and my newly found extensive journaling habit have kept me from sitting down and actually writing the Weeknotes even though I had enjoyed writing them. Yes, all six of them :-) To keep things reasonably short I will limit myself to the last or so week. Twenty Twenty Theme On the blog the biggest change was of course my switch over to the new default theme Twenty Twenty this week.
The vacation time around here, brings it with that not so much is happening of course. One major thing would be my move back to Wordpress. I have written about my reasoning behind it already, but so far I still think it was a good choice, especially since it seems that I can built the front-page that I have in mind now. Still needs some more work and some bug-fixing on the Wordpress side.
Truth to be told, vacation has started and there is not much going on in the first place, so I guess this will be rather short. During the last few weeks I have continued working on improving my handwriting, and while I still don’t feel comfortable showing off something, it is at least improving. I have located a few issues in my cursive, such as an inconsistent slant, (or better, as in the beginning, the utter lack thereof) and have focused on that for a while.
Since last week’s Weeknotes was amiss, this is more of a two weeks’ note. Truth is, not much had happened in the previous week and I had been rather busy, hence I kept things short during that week. A few weeks’ ago, I planned to improve my handwriting skills, and I managed to make some progress on that part, which considered my departure place seemed rather easy. I thought to try out a Bullet Journal and also move my “Quote Collection” and stuff over to a handwritten collection.
This weeks’ Weeknotes are going to be much shorter than last weeks. It was a rather busy week though Things Watched During this week I managed to watch one thing. As a celebration of May the 4th we re-watched “Rogue One” the other day. But that was it. Audiobook/Podcasts I had been on a binge and listened through the “Themis Files” (1-3) and then continued with Neil Gaimans “The Graveyard Book” which I finished just a few minutes ago.
The beginning of the week was a bit busy but I got some work done and currently I’m up in the north again for some concerts with the students. This turns out to be surprisingly less stressful. Since the concerts don’t start before 11pm there is not much to do during the day time. So I’m mostly using the time to take a walk, to catch up with some reading and do some writing (obviously).
It’s a bit crazy right now. It’s getting warmer every day (which is great) it also feels earlier than in the recent years, even though the average temperature is 5 degrees Celsius (according to Wolfram Alpha) and today it was only mildly warmer. But who cares. Anyway, it’s going on steadily towards Summer vacation and during the last week I already had been sending a few (more) students to their holidays.