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Morning Pages: April 16th, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the D.C. metro region has been in a state of 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.


Look at this baby non-conformist!

odd one out

Gotta start them early if you want them to break the mold.


I have to say, Linux support for battery / CPU / memory management out of the box could use some improvement. I'm at 11 GB of RAM used up just by running Firefox. This is crazy! I'm really glad I got my RAM when I did. Now I just have to listen to my annoying fan.

I went to go get some voter registration papers in the city because I have no printer, and to put it mildly, everything's just mildly apocalyptic. Every restaurant is saying how they deliver here, I didn't know Verizon had steel shutters in one of the wealthiest hoods in the region, and the government building is almost deserted and only populated by homeless people (who were very polite by the way). People were kind of looking at me funny, but at this point it's them who need to get with the program and not me. I've been wearing a mask since beginning of March! Don't look at me.

It's kind of funny and sad that I spent two hours walking to go get voter registration papers, in order to vote by mail in a post office that might not exist by October, for a Congress that might also not exist by November. For all those who think “no it can't happen”, remember, it's just a flu 😉

If I had to describe why I would do this, I guess it's because I see this as my job. I became a citizen, didn't just get it, so I see this as just another item on my todo list. Apparently some people say it's incredibly safe to go out to vote, and so they did. And so will I.