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A kickstart to 2022

The other day I received a very expensive pen. I purchased it myself.

This pen is going to mark a point. It will make note of the changes that occur throughout my year. I have decided to carry a journal, a neat traveller’s journal that is small enough to fit in my pocket.

Most people use a blogging platform, which I have and do use to discuss my views on certain tech topics. But having a physical journal, I hope, will document more of my life as it goes by.

At the end of the year, I plan to take that journal and type it up, edit it into something readable if I need to, and then upload it to my blog. I also plan to digitise any drawings and doodles I may add to the pages, but those will be raw, no editing in ProCreate or anything like that.

I feel this would be a good way to test my self-hosted blog once it’s up and running and I’ve transferred the contents of my current WP blog.

That’s right, if everything goes right, I will be leaving WordPress. You will see how this goes at the end of the year if my journal dump ends up here, or if it ends up on my own platform via a redirect, or the same URL. Who knows.

Happy New Year, folks.

I may have been Corona’d…

Since this whole Covid-19 thing kicked off I have been very careful to protect myself and others from it. Last night however, I began showing symptoms.

I’m really frustrated. I have had to self-isolate which means that I can’t go to work, and I have had to go and get tested. Don’t get me wrong, I will do anything to prevent this thing from spreading between me and my immediate family and friends. I have taken so much care…

I got home from work last night, had food, and settled in for the night for some gaming. About an hour later my first symptom, a heavy cough, started which I thoroughly believe/hope is nothing more than a cold. Fast forward to this morning and I wake with the same cough, I feel like I’ve been run over by a train, and my first, most beloved cup of the coffee didn’t really taste of anything. It tasted more like a cup of warm water.

I went to take a Covid-19 test at my local center which was self-administered. I am to self-isolate whilst I wait for my results.

I can’t believe I may have been compromised. I must’ve let my guard down at some point.

What a time to be alive!

At the time of writing this, I can confirm that I have missed the Sony presentation about the PlayStation 5. In all truth, I have been watching another live stream that is far more important than which console is going to be better in the next generation. I have electronically attended the graduation of one of the greatest friends that I’ve never met.

I’m so happy that despite the near 4000 miles, I got to witness the graduation of someone who, despite never having met in person, I would be proud to call my brother. I am so proud of you Jeremy. It has been an honor to witness you passing an amazing moment in your life. I just wish that I could’ve been there in person as we were discussing this time last year, but to actually watch you walk to the stage and pick up your certificates was so humbling and filled me full of pride.

I’ve got to admit that I am incredibly jealous. For me, school just kind of ended. We had a crumby prom which was more like a social gathering and sucked. Regardless, I wish you all the luck in the world moving forward and I hope you find joy and happiness in everything you do.

From your brother from another mother, and from across the pond, Happy Graduation.

What a time to be alive.