Remote Work Mental Health

2020-03-11

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

2019-11-20

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

2019-11-12

Ok, lets talk about voice training … https://twitter.com/barldarian/status/1194020814326247425 🔗

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

2019-09-12

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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