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August 21, 2022 11:44 PM


So you're finally on your sabbatical, and the first thing you do is write an image carousel?

Uhh, yeah. And then I updated it again today.

When I first designed this site, I didn't want any images to be displayed. Text only. It wasn't until I saw a friend's website that I was inspired to add them at all. I finally saw a way that I could include images without it disrupting the theme of my site.

And every once in a while, I find that it's helpful to have multiple images in a single post, and I wanted it to be easier to navigate them.

I also updated my flimkit mobile app. Hopefully lots more to come!

August 19, 2022 5:16 PM

Money tree

A little over two years ago, my money tree was thriving. I don't really know what has all happened since then, but five trees have gone down to two, and it's really struggling now. My gut feel, completely unscientific theory on this is that I haven't given it the attention it requires. I used to stare at that thing 20 times a day, every day. Sure, I just pulled a number out of my butt, but I feel like it's pretty close to the truth.

So, last week, while I was doing surgery on my plant and removing one of the dead trees, I decided that I would try and save the last two standing.

In the past, when I was staring at the tree a lot, I would look for tiny little sprouts, and watch them grow bigger and bigger each day. Last week, I picked out a tiny set of leaves, and I think it's actually grown a bit!

August 7, 2022 2:20 PM

COVID, final part

Man, COVID just threw off my whole summer. I remember going into the summer feeling calmer than usual, yet excited to get more things done for myself. And in the beginning it was going great. But then I went home, and I got COVID, and I've felt kind of in a funk ever since. I want to get back to my projects, but it's been hard to get started. Plus work has been really busy lately, and that isn't helping.

Anyway, in two weeks my sabbatical starts! I'm really really excited, but also a little worried I might not make the most of it.

July 12, 2022 10:22 PM

COVID, part 4

This past Saturday I finally tested negative, and I drove back to Pittsburgh. My fever, sore throat, and nasal congestion all got better pretty quickly, but what's been lingering is the fatigue. The fatigue and constant headaches and feeling completely unmotivated at work. People have told me that this is normal. It's just made me feel bad though because I'm not able to get as much done as I usually do. I've felt like I've been unable to focus at work, and my forehead just has this weird numb feeling to it when I stare at code for too long.

But today felt different. Today was the first day since getting COVID that I didn't feel awful at work.

July 6, 2022 11:35 PM

COVID, part 3.1

Everyone keeps telling me that they hope I feel better soon. My COVID symptoms have not felt worse than any minor cold I've gotten in my life.

It just feels awful to have to stay away from people.

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