Jan 11 – 17, 2021

Back home at Chennai.

  • Signed up at work to present a talk titled โ€œGetting Things Done Or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Procrastinationโ€ to my team.
  • The work week was a bit slow with a holiday for Pongal on Thursday.
  • I was featured in a weekly Genesys Spotlight that showcases interesting hobbies of employees. It featured a short video of me talking about how I do my 100 books a year reading challenge every year.
  • After logging from work on Friday, I was mentally exhausted and did not have the mindspace to go for my daily walk and this lethargy continued right through the weekend.
  • On Saturday, Max and I spent some time sorting out the games that work and those that donโ€™t from Felix and Stefonโ€™s set of PS2 games.
  • I played God of War for a while on the pretext of testing if the game works.
  • Max and I spent some time playing NFS:Undercover. He can beat me only if he has the Koenigsegg CCX and Nitro boost. Whenever we played Getaway, the game was over within seconds as he has the Koenigsegg and Nitro to pull far far away as the chase starts.
  • I spent the rest of the Saturday binge-watching Season 5 of The Expanse.
  • I also watched John Wick: Chapter 3 * Parabellum. This is a franchise that had lost its appeal.
  • I started reading the fifth book of the Expanse series, Nemesis Games.
  • I hoped to watch #ManUtd beat Liverpool and go 6 points clear at the top of the table. But it was rather an insipid draw.
  • On the #indieweb side, Iโ€™ve been adding the missing sleep logs, daily activity summaries, and exercise logs (as private posts).

Jan 01 – 03, 2021

The first week of Twenty Twenty-One wasn’t that great a start.

  • Max had been diagnosed with a minor variant of chickenpox. As a result, we decided to stay back at Palaniyarpalayam instead of returning to Chennai on the 2nd as planned.
  • With the decision to stay taken, planning for work and school was a concern. The lack of internet connectivity is always the bane here at Sophia’s place.
  • Getting back to work with almost a fortnight off from work, being productive right away might be a problem. The decision to stay back also doesn’t help. Luckily, I do not expect a rather hectic workload for the first couple of weeks in 2021.
  • I’d archived my earlier version of this blog for a newer version this year. Most of my time has been spent in adding functionalities to the site.
  • Food tracking is back this year and I guess I might have to start losing the extra pounds that I’ve gained over the holidays.
  • I also kicked off my reading with a Green Lantern graphic novel. I plan of doing a Books of 2020 post soon.
  • I also posted my first note based on my . I hope to publish more posts/articles from my zettelkasten. As of now, Obsidian is the tool of choice.
  • Since Max is confined to a room, both of us watched both Wonder Woman movies, Wonder Woman and WW84. He loved both movies. My chances of making him a DC fan are increasing. ๐Ÿ˜€