APRIL 24 | 16°C 🌤

  • I found this project today, and feel like I need to build a couple of these for around the house. A busy light that turns green when it’s okay to talk, but red when you’re on the phone.
  • Since it’s payday, and the end of a long week, we ordered Butter Chicken for lunch today.
  • I’m starting to worry about school for the kid in the fall. She is supposed to start Kindergarten, but I’m starting to prepare for a year of homeschooling, just in case.
  • Speaking of which, I’ve been watching the local COVID-19 stats everyday. I’m still cautious, but it eases my anxiety to see the recovered cases are now starting to outnumber the active cases. It might be a false sense of security, but at least things are moving in the right direction.
  • Since it looks like Nintendo Switches will be nonexistent until around Christmas, I’m looking at other things we could use as a distraction. I thought about buying a telescope with a DSLR adaptor so we can spend some time outside at night, but the cost of those shot up $300 since the pandemic started. We might just buy a Raspberry Pi or one of those “Build A Computer” kits as a family activity. I considered investing in a 3D printer, but I’m not sure I want to deal with the fumes of melting plastic, as I can’t stand the smell of melting plastic. I need a garage for one of those.
  • My kid is four years old and already asking me for her own computer. I’m considering one of those Kano Computer Kits. She’s about a year and a half too young for it, but if I have to homeschool her next year, this will be her project. She will learn to code before she turns six.
  • Last night while I was digging through my office, I found one of my old sketchbooks from 2017. I was apparently quite depressed. I’ll keep it around if I ever question why I’m going back to university. The lack of professional opportunities for someone without a degree was definitely getting to me.
  • When we finally buy a new house, I have decided I want try and build my own arcade cabinet. I have an idea of how I want to make it, I just need to draw up plans and actually make it. This social distancing is giving me a lot of time to think. To much. Good thing I start school in a couple weeks, and won’t have time to think of anything other than school work soon.