Covid Project Blues

Photo of a young caucasian man dressed in a medieval-esque costume, a 'pirate' hat and plastic sword for Halloween

Sadly this is not a post about a Blues music project during the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s just me whining about the fact that one way or another I’ve wrapped up all my tech projects and am feeling something I am not used to (and don’t like); boredom.

It’s not that there is nothing that needs doing around the house or nothing at all for me to work on, but that the combination of isolation during Covid combined with having completed (or terminated) all the projects I had on the go means that I’m feeling some what aimless and lost.

I’m taking steps to come up with a plan, but this is rather weird feeling for me. It doesn’t help that I have no TV and haven’t subscribed to Netflix or any other streaming service because normally I have projects I find not only more interesting, but that I find I actually get exasperated with a lot of ‘popular culture’ (like movies, TV, and other series).

Really the lack of people, even for an introvert and recluse like me really bites.

Hopefully I get some emails or a text, or maybe a Zoom request soon…

By Daniel Dickinson

I’ve had quite an interesting (read challenging) life and managed to do some pretty good work despite all of that. On this site, however, I am mostly focused on topics that are either personal or political, rather than ‘real work’ like firmware development, web development, work history, and the various professional and hobby activities that are what far too many folks see as the only things that make a person’s life valuable or make a person’s life matter.