Today I am "working" from home. In reality, I called the client this morning and informed them that the likelihood of me getting much done today was pretty slim. I'm looking after Miss 17 - after two weeks fighting tonsillitis, going through one round of antibiotics, and still being sick, I've turned my focus almost completely on her. She's taking tablets every two hours now, and I'm forcing her to keep drinking, and eating anything I can get her to - despite her less than enthusiastic responses to my constant reminders and encouragement.
Several years ago - before children, when time was a thing to be toyed with and spent frivolously, I would write long, rambling blog posts about life, the universe, and everything inbetween. I would empty my head through the keyboard as easily as turning on a tap - churning out 750 words with relative ease. Granted, I wrote 750 words in order to post to the website "750words", but that's besides the point.
After work this evening I dropped my bag at the hotel, changed my clothes, and set out along the river to the bar I have visited for the last several nights. While sitting quietly and sipping a beer, I watched the world go by while chatting with a friend on the internet, and called home… Continue reading Walking the City Streets
Do you ever have moments, hours, or even entire days when you feel like you have been running on autopilot? I do. Maybe not entirely offline, but sometimes it feels like it.Take cycling home from work, for instance. I turn the pedals, the bicycle travels along, and I daydream about anything and everything - at… Continue reading Autopilot
My "go to" computer at home is a Google Chromebook, because it's fast, it lasts for ages on a battery charge, and it "just works". Here's the thing though - if I had a choice, I would run full-fat Linux rather than ChromeOS - for all sorts of reasons I won't bother going into here.Maybe… Continue reading Nerd Problems
I worked from home again today - part of a bigger picture I have not written about in the blog, and may never explain fully. Let's just say I needed to make sure somebody followed plans put in place for them. Working from home feels strange after being accustomed to offices, co-workers, trains, busy hotels,… Continue reading On the Inside, Looking Out