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Morning Pages: March 24th, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the D.C. metro region has been in a state of partial lockdown. To alleviate fear and stress, my writer's group has put together a daily “morning pages” get-together on Zoom in order to touch base before starting the day. Here's some of my brief thoughts.


I created a writing sample and shared it with a friend, and the question arose as to how to protect certain routes from premature viewing. I took a look at using Lambda@Edge and AWS Cognito in order to secure S3 resources requested by CloudFront, but it seems like a lot of work…it's not like anybody will really read that post anyways. I think it would be good practice down the line, but I also don't want to dump energy into something for my personal blog when I can be dumping more energy into

Speaking of energy, my parents strongly recommended to not visit any grocery stores during this time and only handle delivery items. I really, really wish Trader Joe's did delivery. I also wish I wasn't addicted to Trader Joe's and that their stuff wasn't so awesome. But then again if it wasn't, I wouldn't miss it. First-world problems make life complicated.

I locked my phone up in my Kitchen Safe for 14 hours yesterday!! Got so much work done (because otherwise I would go insane) and it was so successful I think I'll keep locking it up. I think I'll set my Kitchen Safe to unlock during the day so that I can call my parents for a liveness check and to get information, then lock it up for a full 24 hours so that way I'm even less tempted to use it. I already configured IFTTT applets for my Google assistant, and I have my trusty notepad and pen, so it's not like my sleep log will suffer anyways.

I saw a great Reddit picture today about a baby being born. Hello baby! Post titled something like “no matter what happens, life goes on”.

aww baby