Day 1

day 1 was eventful. im having muscle soreness from IKEA furniture lol

daily/weekly updates

#ofwakingupearly

kinda hit snooze but a minute later i was up cos i was terrified of something unknown. feeling very groggy and made a cuppa. probably taking a nap in a bit

#ofCode

quite good but got interrupted by homemaking assistances…and my home is not even near yet being a home. really pissed at IKEA now

#ofMeditation

holy crap i missed it. oh well, let’s try again tomorrow

Day 0

why is there a day 0 you ask? cos i failed on the first day. LOL. anyway, might be nice to lay down some bright-line rules. it sounds crazy to tackle three things at the same time, but they all kinda complement each other, so why not.

daily/weekly updates

#ofwakingupearly

practically overslept for three hours because my Apple Watch didn’t wake me up successfully….uhhhhhhhhhh. well for tomorrow im setting an extra alarm.

basically this means no snoozing and jumping right out of sofa (for now) when the alarm rings. nothing crazy here

#ofCode

no studying (reading, watching videos) programming but real coding. for the first few weeks i’d have to busy myself with my professor’s code examples. then Codecademy. at least 1.5 hours a day.

#ofMeditation

10 minutes of mindfulness, that’s all.

the wildest things ive done in this wild year — a List

the majority would call the year a rather eventful year; albeit it referring generally to the world and not to individual lives.

i can imagine that a lot of people had a rather flat slope (is that an oxymoron?) when it comes to the dramaticness of their lives in year 2020. im not trying to insult these people — as i have learnt, having a rather uneventful life is sometimes a better way to live — since the only good thing about people like me who are always chasing the adrenaline is, really, just to have anecdotes to tell at a (virtual) social gathering. other than that, sure, there may be some prestiges; yet normally it is cancelled out with negative events. i don’t speak for everyone but at least that is my experience.

i wouldn’t hesitate to do everything again though. though i might do some things better.

this is by no means a review of the year since some of the epiphanies aren’t that “wild”. posting this slightly earlier as im moving in two days. there shall be nothing to add to this list in that window.

  • tasked to head a research at work that could be written into a master’s thesis…and i wasn’t even very near to writing my bachelor’s thesis
  • sharply refined my definition of “friendship”
  • being active in the Teenage Bounty Hunters fandom #Stepril
  • didn’t step foot in my homeland at all
  • saved more than 5 times on electricity bills just by showering less (i owed my electricity provider almost 1500€ in a 9 and a half months timeframe)
  • decided to ditch social engagements in the form of student associations
  • kinda achieved the little financial freedom to even be able to donate to charities
  • i think i kinda can cook now‽
  • actually made a Christmas cover and video with talented friends and my mediocre skills in everything under a week
  • played my top song of the year 556 times this year, it’s Deleter by Grouplove
  • got into a pretty much long-distance relationship
  • went mostly vegetarian; attempting a more vegan diet now
  • i played badminton without hurting myself

i was speaking with a friend last night, on Discord, which is one of the most interesting discoveries i had this year, they asked me how do i perceive 2020. then i realised that it was an okayish good year for me. sure there were still some dramas but the goodnesses outweighs it all.

so im happy to report that:

2020, sorry, you didn’t get me.

sunday. it’s getting dark and it’s not even 5pm

what a lazy weekend actually. probably very into holiday mood.

READ

just read an article about why the word “internet” isn’t really capitalised anymore. reads a little like linguistics philosophy at times (idk if that’s a thing)

the protein-folding problem. i didn’t know that Google does actual scientific research. cool

so it’s fine to leave the laptop on all the time

the common business-orientated language

blockchain is essentially a nuisance. also very sad to hear that this publication is going out of business though this was my first time reading it. the silver lining is that all published articles remain online.

saturday. sunnyish and coldish

woooo Christmas is soon and i officially declare December the month to munch on all sweeties every day and get fat! ahh…which is why a lot of New Year Resolutions are to lose weight…

READ

nuclear energy is clean and is the future. about tiny nuclear reactors

this publication’s “winner and losers in tech in 2020” but honestly the only thing i was half expecting was something like Zoom and Facebook…i really wouldn’t categorise e-commerce and streaming services as a part of it…

crazy. just learnt that the world’s biggest porn websites are owned by the same company. a sex monopoly lol. and yeah, it’s not a good thing.