A Little Less Useless


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Ever since it became clear that COVID-19 is going to be really serious I've felt quite useless. I work as a manager for a software engineering team in an e-commerce company. Sure, ordering stuff online is kind of a big thing at the moment with everyone (hopefully) isolating themselves at home. But my work doesn't safe anyones life right now. I'm not a doctor or nurse, I can't sew protective gear, I'm not a biologist who can work on a vaccine, and even though I personally am probably safe due to a usually very solid immune system, I can't risk doing grocery shopping for older people in my neighbourhood because I have a close relative who's at very high risk who I occasionally do need to see in person.

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Remote Work Mental Health


As of today, 11th of March 2020, an increasing number of companies have decided to require people to work from home if possible to contain the spread of COVID-19. For many this is a new mode of working that can feel strange and unfamiliar.

I've worked remotely over longer periods of time before when I was a freelancer and it wasn't always easy. I'm not a good remote worker, I get distracted easily, I forget to eat lunch and only notice when my blood sugar level plummets in the afternoon, my sleep often got messed up, and so on.

So, I want to share a few basics that helped me maintain my mental (and overall) health during remote work.

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Thoughts on Dark Souls


So, I’m playing through Dark Souls 1 for the first time (before I never made it past Sen’s Fortress but I have watched a playthrough). I now have the experience of DS 2 and 3 as well as Bloodborne so it’s much easier now. Also, the remastered version helps a lot. 🔗

I’m having a really great time but having played through all the other games, I have to say: DS1 is a terrible starting point to get into these games. 🔗

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