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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Voice Training


Ok, lets talk about voice training … 🔗

I’ve been doing professional voice training (because German health insurance pays for that without too much hassle) for about two years now and I’m at a point where I feel comfortable with my voice while at least not being clocked by everyone immediately. 🔗

There are multiple reasons to do this, they vary from person to person, and all of them are valid.

The important thing is: there is no “right” way or plan. Do whatever helps you with the problems you are facing whether that’s dysphoria, passing, or something else entirely. 🔗

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Moving away from SPAs


There’s probably like 1000 medium posts about how to move towards a single-page-application.

I’m interested in how to move away from that. How would you approach migrating from a large SPA to progressively enhanced server side rendered views without blowing up everything? 🔗

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