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Evening Pages: June 22nd, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the D.C. metro region has been in a state of (partial? I can't even tell anymore) 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.


Blegh.

blegh


I've now been home (parent's home) more than a full week, and I have to say I am sooooo productive when I'm at home. It's actually really nice being around other people, and having air conditioning and food security and all that good stuff I don't get in Arlington. I don't think I was this productive since last December…when I was also working at home…maybe I should think about this and why this is.

Umm not sure if anybody reads this, but I got my first software contracting gig! It doesn't seem to be all that bad…especially because it's an MVP and I'm the only one controlling everything. So I've been really productive, and not had to have to worry about anybody telling me what to do. I guess one thing that I'm not happy with is how I'm pretty much hapless at most low-code tools like Heroku now. I've been so focused on getting my app shipped “the right way” that I can't use those services (because they assume things about your code). Oh man, I wish I can land more gigs like this by asking whether these guys have any friends who need apps built. That'd be sweet. Eh, worst comes to worst I'll ship the app, ask for a testimonial, and start a company (with said testimonial as my first customer reference).

Also I really love watermelon. Not sure what compelled me to say this. But I missed watermelon. It's not economical to eat one all by yourself, so you had to settle for the small plastic boxes that cost a bagillion dollars each.